Tony Goldwyn joins the cast of The Inheritance on Broadway

Goldwyn assumes the role of Henry Wilcox in the Olivier Award-winning 'Best New Play' at the Barrymore Theatre.

Tony Goldwyn

"Scandal" star Tony Goldwyn returns to Broadway today and joins the cast of the Olivier Award-winning "Best New Play" The Inheritance at the Barrymore Theatre. As previously reported, Goldwyn will cover the role of Henry Wilcox for four months as original cast member John Benjamin Hickey departs the production to direct Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker in the forthcoming Broadway revival of Plaza Suite.

Tony Goldwyn is perhaps best known for his TV role as Fitzgerald Grant on ABC's political drama "Scandal," appearing from 2012 through 2018. He also starred as antagonist Carl Bruner in the beloved 1990 film "Ghost" and as Colonel Bagley in the 2003 epic "The Last Samurai." His previous Broadway credits include Network, Promises, Promises and Holiday.

He joins current cast members Jordan Barbour (as Young Man 6 / Tristan), Jonathan Burke (as Young Man 5 / Agent), Andrew Burnap (as Young Man 10 / Toby Darling), 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), Paul Hilton (as Morgan / Walter), Samuel H. Levine (as Young Man 1 / Adam / Leo), Carson McCalley (as Young Man 3 / Young Henry), two-time Tony Award nominee Lois Smith (as Margaret), Olivier Award winner Kyle Soller (as Young Man 9 / Eric Glass), and Arturo Luis Soria (as Young Man 8 / Jason #2).

The Inheritance - Part 1 began performances at the Barrymore Theatre on September 27, 2019 (with Part 2 beginning on October 11), with both parts officially opening on 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."

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 picked up four 2019 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 June 6, 2020.

The Inheritance - Part 2 Tickets are available now for performances through June 7, 2020.

(Photo courtesy of Polk & Co.)