Tony Goldwyn

Tony Goldwyn to join The Inheritance at the Barrymore Theatre

The Network and "Scandal" star will take over the role of Henry Wilcox from January 5, 2020.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

After an official opening on Broadway last month, a new cast member for The Inheritance has been announced. The four-time Olivier Award-winning "Best New Play" began performances at the Barrymore Theatre on September 27, 2019, ahead of an official opening on November 17, 2019.

Tony Goldwyn will take over the role of Henry Wilcox from John Benjamin Hickey from January 5, 2020 for four months, as Hickey directs Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick in Plaza Suite.

Best known for appearing in the political drama "Scandal" as Fitzgerald Grant III, The Inheritance marks Goldwyn's return to Broadway, previously starring in Network alongside Bryan Cranston. He has also starred in Broadway shows including Promises, Promises and Holiday.

He will join the Olivier Award-winning Kyle Soller who reprises his performance as Eric Glass (and Young Man 9), Andrew Burnap (as Young Man 10 / Toby Darling), Paul Hilton (as Morgan / Walter), and Samuel H. Levine (as Young Man 1 / Adam / Leo). New additions for the Broadway cast include 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).

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 will be 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.

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 from September 27, 2019 through March 1, 2020.

The Inheritance - Part 2 Tickets are available now for performances from October 11, 2019 through March 1, 2020.

(Photo courtesy of Polk & Co.)


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