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The Inheritance begins performances on Broadway
The four-time Olivier Award-winning "Best New Play" is set for an official opening at the Barrymore Theatre on November 17, 2019.
Part 1 of the Broadway premiere of Matthew Lopez's epic drama The Inheritance begins performances at the Barrymore Theatre tonight. Part 2 is scheduled to play its first performance on October 11 and an official opening for the two-part saga is scheduled for November 17, 2019.
Synopsis: "It begins with a gathering of young, gay New Yorkers. Each has a story aching to come out… Profoundly touching and wickedly hilarious, Matthew Lopez’s highly-anticipated two-part play, The Inheritance, asks how much we owe to those who lived and loved before us, and questions the role we must play for future generations. Brilliantly re-envisioning E. M. Forster’s masterpiece Howards End to 21st-century New York, it follows the interlinking lives of three generations of gay men searching for a community of their own – and a place to call home. The Inheritance is a life-affirming journey of tears and laughter, through conflicts and connections, heartbreak and hope. A new play, generations in the making."
As previously announced, the cast of The Inheritance includes Kyle Soller, who won an Olivier Award for "Best Actor in a Play" for his performance as Eric Glass (and Young Man 9), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (as Henry Wilcox), Andrew Burnap (as Young Man 10 / Toby Darling), Paul Hilton (as Morgan / Walter), and Samuel H. Levine (as Young Man 1 / Adam / Leo), who are all reprising their respective roles from the London performances. They are joined by two-time Tony Award nominee Lois Smith (as Margaret), Jordan Barbour (as Young Man 6 / Tristan), Jonathan Burke (as Young Man 5 / Agent), Darryl Gene Daughtry Jr. (as Young Man 2 / Jason #1), Dylan Frederick (as Young Man 4 / Young Walter), Kyle Harris (as Young Man 7 / Jasper), Carson McCalley (as Young Man 3 / Young Henry), and Arturo Luis Soria (as Young Man 8 / Jason #2).
The Broadway production is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry, who also won the Olivier for "Best Director" for his efforts in London. The creative team also features scenic & costume design by Bob Crowley, lighting design by Jon Clark, sound design by Paul Arditti & Christopher Reid, and music by Paul Englishby.
The world premiere of The Inheritance was staged at London’s Young Vic, running from March 2 through May 19, 2018. Following huge critical acclaim, the production would transfer to the West End's Noël Coward Theatre, where it enjoyed a limited engagement from September 21, 2018 through January 19, 2019, and went on to win four Olivier Awards (including "Best New Play").
The Inheritance is produced on Broadway by Tom Kirdahy, Sonia Friedman Productions and Hunter Arnold.
The Inheritance - Part 1 Tickets are available now for performances through March 1, 2020.
The Inheritance - Part 2 Tickets are available now for performances from October 11, 2019 through March 1, 2020.
(Photo by Marc Brenner)