Jeremy Irons, Joan Allen Star In 'Impressionism' After making films and winning Oscars, Emmys and Golden Globe nominations, Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons have returned to Broadway. In Impressionism, they have different perspectives on art and life — but bicker like an old couple in a pensive and romantic play that also stars lithographs by Impressionist masters.
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Jeremy Irons, Joan Allen Star In 'Impressionism'

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Jeremy Irons, Joan Allen Star In 'Impressionism'

Jeremy Irons, Joan Allen Star In 'Impressionism'

Jeremy Irons, Joan Allen Star In 'Impressionism'

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After making films and winning Oscars, Emmys and Golden Globe nominations, Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons have returned to Broadway. In Impressionism, Allen plays a gallery owner who cannot part with the paintings she hangs because they remind her of stories from her own life. Irons plays the roving photojournalist who has grown tired of stories and takes a job in her gallery.

They have different perspectives on art and life — but bicker like an old couple in a pensive and romantic play that also stars lithographs by Impressionist masters.

Host Scott Simon speaks with Irons and Allen. The play, currently in previews, opens on March 24th.