'Impressionism' sets a March 12 Broadway opening

November 19, 2008 6:50:48 PM PST
The opening date and Broadway theater have been set for the world premiere of "Impressionism," a play by Michael Jacobs starring Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen. The story of a photojournalist and a New York gallery owner will open March 12 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Preview performances begin Feb. 28. Jack O'Brien directs. Additional casting will be announced.

The production marks Irons' first Broadway performance in nearly 25 years. He last appeared there in 1984 in Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing." Allen was last on Broadway in 1989 in a production of Wendy Wasserstein's "The Heidi Chronicles."