FILE - This Sept. 22, 2009 file photo shows actress Judith Ivey posing for a portrait in New York. Ivey will join the cast of "The Heiress," opening Nov. 1, 2012 through Feb. 10 at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York.
NEW YORK -- Two-time Tony Award winner Judith Ivey is returning to two familiar places - she's back on Broadway and revisiting an old work.
Producers said Monday that former "Designing Women" star Ivey will join the cast of "The Heiress," a play based on the Henry James novel "Washington Square," which was made into a 1997 movie starring Ivey and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
The play also stars Jessica Chastain, who was nominated for an Oscar for "The Help"; David Strathairn, who was in the film "Good Night, and Good Luck" and earned an Emmy for "Temple Grandin"; and "Downton Abbey" star Dan Stevens. It will be directed by playwright and director Moises Kaufman.
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