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Broadway's THE CRUCIBLE Sets New Start Date Due to Saoirse Ronan's OSCARS Nod

Just in, the upcoming Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible has moved its first preview to allow star Saoirse Ronan (a Best Actress Oscar nominee for her performance in the film Brooklyn) to attend the Oscars in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 28.

The production will now begin on Tuesday, March 1 at 8:00pm from the originally scheduled Monday, February 29. Opening night for The Crucible is Thursday, April 7 at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48 Street.

In addition to Ronan, the cast of 18, directed by Ivo van Hove, stars Ben Whishaw (as John Proctor), Sophie Okonedo (as Elizabeth Proctor), Ciarán Hinds (as Deputy-Governor Danforth), Bill Camp (as Reverend John Hale), Jim Norton (as Giles Corey), Tavi Gevinson (as Mary Warren), and Jason Butler Harner (as Reverend Samuel Parris), and features Tina Benko (as Ann Putnam/Sarah Goode), Teagle Bougere (as Judge Hawthorne), Michael Braun (as Ezekiel Cheever), Jenny Jules (as Tituba), Thomas Jay Ryan (as Thomas Putnam), Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut (as Susanna Walcott), Elizabeth Teeter (as Betty Parris), Ray Anthony Thomas (as Francis Nurse), Brenda Wehle (as Rebecca Nurse), and Erin Wilhelmi (as Mercy Lewis).

This new production of The Crucible marks the second Arthur Miller work to be directed on Broadway this season by acclaimed Belgian director Ivo van Hove. His critically acclaimed, Olivier Award-winning Young Vic production of A View from the Bridge is currently playing at the Lyceum Theatre through Sunday, February 21.

Photo Credit: James Minchin III

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