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The Verdict What Do Critics Think Of A Doll's House on Broadway Starring Jessica Chastain?

The 2023 revival of the Ibsen classic features a new translation by Amy Herzog and direction by Jamie Lloyd.

Arian Moayed and Jessica Chastain Emilio Madrid

The reviews are rolling in for Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, revived with Oscar winner Jessica Chastain leading the cast. Performances began February 13 ahead of the March 9 opening. The revival has already announced an extension through June 10, after previously being scheduled to complete its run June 4.

Chastain plays Nora Helmer in the Jamie Lloyd-directed production of the play—about a housewife who makes the then-earth-shattering decision to leave her husband and family behind. This revival features a new script penned by Amy Herzog.

She is joined by Tony and Emmy nominee Arian Moayed (Succession on HBO, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) as Torvald Helmer, Jesmille Darbouze (Betrayal) as Kristine Linde, Tasha Lawrence (Good People) as Anne-Marie, Michael Patrick Thornton (Macbeth) as Dr. Rank, and Grammy winner Okieriete Onaodowan (Hamillton) as Nils Krogstad. Understudies are Franklin Bongjio, Carey Rebecca Brown, Melisa Soledad Pereyra, and Jose Joaquin Perez.

Read the reviews here. 

CitiTour NY (Brian Scott Lipton) 

The Chicago Tribune (Chris Jones)* 

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

Entertainment Weekly (Leah Greenblatt)

The Guardian (Gloria Oladipo)

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)* 

New York Stage Review (Steven Suskin, Frank Scheck

The New York Post (Johnny Oleksinski)

Observer (David Cote) 

Theatrely (Juan A. Ramirez) 

TheaterMania (Zachary Stewart)

Time Out NY (Adam Feldman) 

Variety (Trish Deitch)

Vulture (Jackson McHenry)*

The Wall Street Journal (Charles Isherwood)* 

The Washington Post (Peter Marks)*

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

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Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

The creative team of A Doll's House includes scenic designer and costume co-designer Soutra Gilmour, costume co-designer Enver Chakartash, lighting designer Jon Clark, sound designers Ben and Max Ringham, composers Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto, dance choreographer Jennifer Rias, casting directors Jim Carnahan Casting and Alexandre Bleau, production stage manager Frank Lombardi, and stage manager Brandon Allmon-Jackson.

READ: Why Jessica Chastain Wanted a Female Playwright to Adapt A Doll's House For Her

A Doll's House was last revived on Broadway in 1997 co-starring Janet McTeer and Owen Teale, who both won Tony Awards for their performances. The production also earned Tonys for Best Revival of a Play and Best Direction of a Play (Anthony Page).

The Jamie Lloyd Company production of A Doll’s House is produced on Broadway by Ambassador Theatre Group, Gavin Kalin Productions, and Wessex Grove.

Visit ADollsHouseBroadway.com.

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