Inherit The Wind: tickets are now on sale

Tickets are now on sale to the general public (10 Feb 2007), via telecharge, for the upcoming Broadway production of Inherit the Wind starring two time Tony Award winners Christopher Plummer and Brian Dennehy. The Lyceum box office opens on 26 Feb 2007.

The new production of Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee�s legendary 1955 drama, Inherit the Wind, will begin previews at the Lyceum Theatre on 19 Mar 2007 and open on 12 Apr 2007. Tony Award winner Doug Hughes directs.

Inherit the Wind is a fictionalized retelling of the famous 1925 �Monkey Trial,� in which science teacher John Scopes was tried and convicted for teaching Darwin�s theory of evolution, violating a Tennessee law that forbade teaching any theory that conflicted with the biblical conception of divine creation. Mr. Dennehy will play the role of attorney Matthew Harrison Brady (based on William Jennings Bryan), and Mr. Plummer will play attorney Henry Drummond (based on Clarence Darrow).

In addition to Christopher Plummer and Brian Dennehy the cast features Byron Jennings, Denis O�Hare, Terry Beaver, Steve Brady, Anne Bowles, Bill Buell, Bill Christ, Carson Church, Conor Donovan, Lanny Flaherty, Kit Flanagan, Beth Fowler, Sherman Howard, Katie Klaus, Maggie Lacey, Jordan Lage, Mary Kate Law, Philip LeStrange, Kevin Loomis, David M. Lutken, Charlotte Maier, Matthew Nardozzi, Randall Newsome, Jay Patterson, Pippa Pearthree, Scott Sowers, Amanda Sprecher, Erik Steele, Jeff Steitzer, Henry Stram, Benjamin Walker, and Andrew Weems.

Inherit the Wind first played on Broadway in 1955 at the National Theatre (now the Nederlander), with Paul Muni and Ed Begley earning Tony Awards for their performances as Drummond and Brady, respectively. The popular 1960 movie version starred Spencer Tracy and Frederic March, and three television adaptations have also been filmed.

Oscar nominated and Tony Award-winning designer Santo Loquasto will design the sets and costumes for the production. Brian MacDevitt is the lighting designer. Original music and sound design is by David Van Tieghem.

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