Was Ibsen Norway’s Greatest Party Machine?
(BROADWAY MAGAZINE) No one knows how to party quite like Henrik Ibsen, and so it is only fitting that the opening night bash for the latest Broadway revival of Hedda Gabler should celebrate in Ibsen-style. On hand to toast and cheer Mary-Louise Parker in her role as Hedda were stars like Joan Rivers, Liza Minnelli, and Helen Carey. Of course, Mary-Louise Parker and the rest of her castmates were there too.
Though Henrik Ibsen has developed a reputation as a severe personality, with little joy, the true Ibsen was not a prude. In fact, he fathered an illegitimate child, was rumored to have mistresses throughout his life, and even spent much of 1862 wandering drunk through the streets of Christiania, Norway…but, hey!, who didn’t do that?
In fact, though the critics may not have been kind to Henrik’s latest off-spring on Broadway, we have no doubt that he’d take it all with a stern frown, and thoroughly enjoy himself. You can catch Ms. Parker as Ms. Gabler in the limited run of Hedda Gabler at the American Airlines Theatre. Photo J. Kohen/WireImage.com.