TICKET GIVEAWAY TO THE HEIRESS: Win two tickets to see “The Heiress” marking the Broadway debuts of Jessica Chastain (Academy Award nominee for The Help) and Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley on Downton Abbey), alongside theater veterans David Strathairn (Academy Award nominee for Good Night, and Good Luck), and Judith Ivey (two-time Tony Award winner). It is directed by Moises Kaufman (Gross Indecency, The Laramie Project, I Am My Own Wife, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo)
The Heiress, a celebrated play loosely based on the novel “Washington Square” by Henry James, is the story of Catherine Sloper, the shy and sheltered daughter of a prominent New Yorker, caught between the demands of an emotionally distant father and the attentions of a passionate young suitor. It is playing at Walter Kerr Theater (219 W. 48thStreet) through February 10th, 2013. It opens November 1, 2012.
Answer the question: Who had the best Broadway debut you ever saw? Why was he or she the best?
Three requirements to win the tickets: 1. Please put your answer in the comments at the bottom of this blog post, because the winner will be chosen through Random.org based on the order of your reply (not its content. But you must answer the question, giving the person, the Broadway show in which the person debuted, and your reasons for finding his or her performance the best.)
2. Please include in your answer your Twitter name and follow my Twitter feed at @NewYorkTheater so that I can send you a direct message. (If you don’t have a Twitter name, create one. It’s free.)
3. This contest ends Tuesday, October 9th at midnight ET, and I will make the drawing no later than noon the next day. You must respond to my direct message on Twitter within 24 hours or I will choose another winner.
(The tickets are for specific days this month. You have to be in New York City and able to attend one of the designated performances.)