A play all about gay history and perseverance through the times is coming to the Broadway stage. And now, we know who’s coming with it.
After receiving great praise on London’s West End, The Inheritance is coming to Broadway.
The show’s synopsis goes as follows:
“It begins with a gathering of young, gay New Yorkers. Each has a story aching to come out…Profoundly touching and wickedly hilarious, 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.”
A new play, generations in the making begins with this trailer. #TheInheritance is coming to Broadway this Fall starting September 27. Tickets on sale June 24. Learn more: https://t.co/7ekEuWtJPq pic.twitter.com/aROWHban37
— The Inheritance (@inheritanceplay) June 6, 2019
The two-part play originally had its world premiere at London’s Young Vic Theatre in 2018, then transferred to the West End for a limited run. The West End production won four Olivier Awards: Best Play, Best Actor (Soller), Best Director (Daldry) and Best Lighting Design (Clark).
Then in June, it was announced that the play would be coming to Broadway for this coming fall. The show will begin previews on September 27 and will officially open on November 17.
And again, the Broadway cast has just been announced. The Broadway cast for the play will feature Jordan Barbour, Jonathan Burke, Andrew Burnap, Darryl Gene Daughtry Jr., Dylan Frederick, Kyle Harris, John Benjamin Hickey, Paul Hilton, Samuel H. Levine, Carson McCalley, Lois Smith, Kyle Soller, and Arturo Luis Soria. The company will also include understudies Mark H. Dold, Kate Goehring, Sam Lilja, Jake Odmark, Matthew Russell, Bradley James Tejeda and Reggie D. White.
In addition, Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry of Billy Elliot and Netflix’s The Crown is directing the New York production. Tom Kirdahy, Sonia Friedman Productions, and Hunter Arnold are producing. The play is designed by Olivier and Tony Award winner Bob Crowley.
Again, the play will be coming to Broadway’s Ethel Barrymore Theater this fall, so go buy your tickets.