Two-Part, Gay-Themed The Inheritance Will Play Broadway

Broadway News   Two-Part, Gay-Themed The Inheritance Will Play Broadway
 
Matthew Lopez’s U.K. hit will play the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
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Cast Marc Brenner

After making a splash in London, Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance is heading to New York. The queer-themed, two-part play will begin performances at Broadway’s Ethel Barrymore Theatre (recently home to The Band's Visit) September 27, with opening night set for November 17.

The Stephen Daldry-helmed production premiered at the Young Vic before transferring to the West End’s Noël Coward Theatre and subsequently winning four Olivier Awards including Best New Play. The U.K. company included Vanessa Redgrave, John Benjamin Hickey, Kyle Soller, and Andrew Burnap; casting for the New York engagement will be confirmed at a later date.

Loosely inspired by E. M. Forster’s Howards End, the play is set in New York City a generation after the HIV/AIDS crisis of the ‘80s and ‘90s as a group of gay men struggle to connect to the past and maintain a sense of history.

The staging features sets and costumes by Bob Crowley, lighting by Jon Clark, sound design by Paul Arditti and Christopher Reid, and original music by Paul Englishby.

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