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NPR Feature on Inherit the Wind Available Online


Broadway's INHERIT THE WIND was featured on NPR's Morning Edition this morning Tuesday, April 10. 

INHERIT THE WIND opens on Broadway on Thursday April 12.   

Two time Tony Award winning actors Christopher Plummer and Brian Dennehy, as well as Tony Award winning director Doug Hughes were featured in the broadcast, which is available on

Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's legendary 1955 drama, INHERIT THE WIND began previews at The Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on March 19 and will play through July 8.

INHERIT THE WIND is a fictionalized retelling of the famous 1925 "Monkey Trial," in which science teacher John Scopes was tried and convicted for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution, violating a Tennessee law that forbade teaching any theory that conflicted with the biblical conception of divine creation.  Mr. Dennehy will play the role of attorney Matthew Harrison Brady (based on William Jennings Bryan), and Mr. Plummer will play attorney Henry Drummond (based on Clarence Darrow).

INHERIT THE WIND, often considered one of the great plays of the twentieth century, first played on Broadway in 1955 at The National Theatre (now the Nederlander), with Paul Muni and Ed Begley earning Tony® Awards for their performances as Drummond and Brady, respectively.  The popular 1960 movie version starred Spencer Tracy and Fredric March, and three television adaptations have also been filmed.   

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