Feature: APT's Melisa Pereyra to understudy for Jessica Chastain on Broadway

Posted February 2, 2023

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By Lindsay Christians, The Cap Times

With the opening of “A Doll’s House” in New York on Feb. 13, actor Melisa Pereyra will go from the Wisconsin woods to the Great White Way.

In her Broadway debut, Pereyra is the understudy for Oscar winner Jessica Chastain as Nora, the leading character in Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 domestic drama. She also covers two other roles, Nora’s friend and her nanny.

“I tell my students all the time, ‘Stay ready so you don’t gotta get ready,’” Pereyra said. “I’m gonna stay ready.”

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