Matthew Lopez’s two-part, award-winning play The Inheritance will be making the trip to Broadway. The winner of the 2019 Olivier Award, Evening Standard Award, and London Critics Circle Award for Best New Play had its world premiere at London’s Young Vic Theatre. The acclaimed production transferred to the West End, where it played a limited engagement September 21, 2018, through January 19, 2019. The Inheritance will arrive on Broadway this fall under the direction of Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliott, Netflix’s The Crown). The show will be designed by Olivier and Tony Award winner Bob Crowley and will begin previews at Broadway’s Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Friday, September 27, 2019, toward a Sunday, November 17 opening,
The Inheritance is explained 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, 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.”
Bob Crowley will design the sets and costumes for The Inheritance. Jon Clark will provide the lighting design, with Paul Arditto the sound design. Music will be by Paul Englishby.
Casting will be announced in the coming weeks.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.