Heisenberg Opens on Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Following a successful 2015 run off-Broadway with Manhattan Theatre Club, Heisenberg opens tonight on Broadway at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. The new play by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) stars Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker (The Snow Geese) and Denis Arndt, who is making his Broadway debut.
This two-hander follows Georgie Burns (Parker), a middle-aged woman who meets elderly butcher Alex Priest (Arndt) in a busy London train station after she randomly decides to kiss him on the back of the neck. They quickly begin a May-December romance. Georgie is very much driven by Werner Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, which she summarizes as, "If you watch something closely enough you realize you have no possible way of telling where it's going or how fast it's getting there." For her, this also extends to human relationships.
The Broadway production has retained most of the off-Broadway creative team: Direction is by Drama Desk winner Mark Brokaw (The Lyons), with choreography by Sam Pinkleton (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812). The show features costumes by Michael Krass (Noises Off), set by Mark Wendland (If/Then), and sound by David Van Tieghem (The Gin Game). Austin R. Smith (who did not work on the off-Broadway run) makes his Broadway debut as the lighting designer.