Has anyone heard if The Inheritance (Matthew Lopez's new two part play showing at the Young Vic in London) will transfer to New York?
It is rumoured to be transferring into the West End this September after the run at the Young Vic (Noel Coward Theatre). Word of mouth has been very positive.
It’s a 7 hour trashy soap with some moving moments. It should run off-Broadway but I don’t personally think it deserves a commercial Broadway run either for commercial or artistic reasons.
just had to special order my copy of the script because no one seems to be able to keep it in stock. Excited to read what all the fuss is about
Relevance81491 said: "just had to special order my copy of the script because no one seems to be able to keep it in stock. Excited to read what all the fuss is about"How do you make a special order? I've been checking Amazon and B&N and it's always unavailable. Is the only place where they sell a copy of play script at the theater in West End London? I'm thinking of going to London in the fall and would like to see this play.
this is definately coming to Broadway, its just a question of if it will be in the spring of 2019 or fall of 2019
The Drama Book Shop in NYC has it.
Thank you! Will check that place out. Also, I read someplace that the play was inspired by EM Forster's Howards End. For those who have read or seen the play, would you recommend reading Howards End first?
This has to be on the cards. The London producer is Sonia Friedman (Mormon, Potter, Mean Gilrs) and the whole thing is set in New York. And it is a smash in London, the talk of the town. I LOVED it. Saw it all in one day and when it got to the end of the first play was livid that I had to wait a full 2 hours for the second one. Deeply moving. This is stunning theatre.
Jordan Catalano said: "Each part is over four hours long, right? It’s in my list of things to see in London this Fall but damn, that’s LONG. "It’s on my list too but I don’t have enough room to fit it in now! I guess I’ll have to wait patiently for it to get here.
Jordan Catalano said: "Oh wow. Well, damn.And Redgrave is only in it for a few minutes at the end of part 2??"Yup, for the last 15-20 min. approx, based on her character's dialogue in the script. But it's apparently one of her finest moments on the stage. This is a very important work for not only the Theatre, but for the community. It's everything that I've been thinking about in regards to us as a community, ever since I got to college (I'm 22). How can we move forward without knowing, appreciating, or recognizing how we got here. It is being hailed by The Telegraph in London as "the greatest American play of the century, so far." It's gonna be big.*gets off soapbox* ??
Kad said: "The Drama Book Shop in NYC has it."Thanks! I bought a copy yesterday! Looking forward to reading it. If there's anyone in NYC who has read the play and want to discuss it over coffee or a drink after I finish reading it, feel free to PM me.
Saw both parts at the Young Vic last spring. It's wonderfully audacious and at times enjoyable and good, at times a mess. And at times down right bad.It's a modern retelling of "Howards End" with E.M. Foster as a character. Sort of. The set up is Foster is giving a writer's master class to a group of modern 2018 gay men (because theatre). The story evolves from one of the young writing student's imagination.It's either derivative or a tribute to gay plays of the past (the ending denouement is right out of "Love, Valour Compassion"the obvious one is "Angels" in it's length and subject matter (not only is the inheritance of the title a Howard's End type country home in upstate New York, it's also the legacy of AIDS.) I had really liked the first part until Lopez felt he had to match Angel's stunning First Part closing event. I rolled my eyes at it, but people around me were sobbing.The Second Part I didn't enjoy anywhere near as much, as a matter of fact a lot of it just made me mad. Trying to combine a couple characters from Howard's End, he dispatches my favorite character with cliches and indifference. Lopez seemed to be much more in love with the Emma Thompason based character, who is a bit of a saintly simp and a bore. And when the film Howard's End's Vanessa Redgrave shows up at the end of the play, in a role she is far too old for, I again had to roll my eyes (it's another reach for Lopez to match a Kushner nadir in Part Two of "Angels"...and he fails).Beautifully and simply directed by Stephen Daltry on a mostly bare stage, I'm hoping that it's eventual landing in New York will be extensively rewritten.
Also agree. I’m surprised anyone would describe this as one of Redgrave’s finest moments on stage. Maybe I saw her on an off night but she seems far too old, tentative in the role, lines, accent and movement.I am so glad I saw this and did enjoy myself, but if you are expecting this to be a life changing experience and the best theatre you’ve ever seen in your life I can’t help but predict many will be disappointed. It’s so not as important as the creative team and cast think it is. It might have been if we didn’t already have such high quality gay HIV-themed plays in the past.
Am not seeing it again until next week but I have heard that the second part has been extensively rewritten for the West End transfer. Still think this is the best thing I’ve seen this year.
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