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Tony Goldwyn in The Inheritance

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Tony Goldwyn in The Inheritance#1
Posted: 1/10/20 at 5:22pm

Has anybody seen him in it yet? I have tickets for March and am wondering if my experience will be significantly diminished for not seeing JBH.  FYI I wasn't crazy about Goldwyn's performance in Network.

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Tony Goldwyn in The Inheritance#2
Posted: 1/11/20 at 12:04am
Checkout my reviews on one of the threads I started plus one of The Inheritance threads. He’s started off pretty reserved which is in accordance with the character of Henry but I really warmed to his performance during part two. In fact this is the first time I’ve cared for the character of Henry Wilcox as I don’t like him in either the movie adaptation or the mini-series version of Howard’s End.
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Tony Goldwyn in The Inheritance#3
Posted: 1/12/20 at 1:14am
I didn’t see Hickey in the role, but Goldwyn is sensational. I saw him in both parts today, and you wouldn’t know he started performances a week ago. Shame he won’t be Tony eligible.

Doesn’t hurt that he is HANDSOME.
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Tony Goldwyn in The Inheritance#4
Posted: 1/12/20 at 1:31am
I thought he was quite wooden in Network and wasn’t terribly excited when I found out I was just missing Hickey but I thought he was extraordinary. Charismatic, funny, stern, angry, and deeply felt. It’s a bummer he won’t be eligible for a Tony nomination.

It seemed like many folks are not aware he’s in the show because there were quite a few excited gasps in the audience when he made his first entrance.
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Tony Goldwyn in The Inheritance#5
Posted: 1/12/20 at 1:50am

IdinaBellFoster said: "I didn’t see Hickey in the role, but Goldwyn is sensational. I saw him in both parts today, and you wouldn’t know he started performances a week ago. Shame he won’t be Tony eligible.

Doesn’t hurt that he is HANDSOME.
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I saw Hickey do Part 1, but Wilcox doesnt have a ton to do and/or Hickey didnt make much of a mark. I saw Part 2 tonight and I thought Goldwyn was outstanding. I also found him boring in Network (though I thought the whole play was awful) but he incredible here. IdinaBellFoster, did you notice him fall off the platform towards the end? I thought he hurt himself but he looked fine for curtain call.

I was expecting not to like Part 2 given the reviews/comments here, but I was pleasantly surprised. Lopez tells a great story, but this play should either be a long three act OR four separate plays. So much gets left on the cutting room floor about these characters, and all the busy scenes fail. It feels like Lopez was rushing to ram it all together by the end of the semester and so many things (Eric's suddenly willing to trade sex for a nice suit?) fall flat.

 But man can this dude write a monologue/dialogue tight and fresh. Lois Smith runs with the gift of script she is given. And once again I was completely blown away by Andrew Burnap, who feels necessary to this cast like none of the others do. What a performance.

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Tony Goldwyn in The Inheritance#6
Posted: 1/12/20 at 2:15am
Add me to the chorus of raves for Tony Goldwyn’s performance in Part 2. He’s the consummate pro - you’d never know this was his first week of shows. Definitely worth a second visit to the show if you missed out on seeing Mr. Goldwyn’s take on Henry Wilcox.
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Tony Goldwyn in The Inheritance#7
Posted: 1/12/20 at 12:31pm
Zion24 - YES! He almost flew right off that platform. There were a few gasps around me.
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Tony Goldwyn in The Inheritance#8
Posted: 1/12/20 at 2:56pm
Is he only in part 2? Can I see the second without the first?
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Tony Goldwyn in The Inheritance#9
Posted: 1/12/20 at 3:30pm
His role is larger in part two but he is in part one.

I always tell people you can see just part two but that would be like watching season two of a show without watching the first season.
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Tony Goldwyn in The Inheritance#10
Posted: 1/13/20 at 12:07am

I saw both parts today.  No matter how incredibly slow or long you may think part one is, it improves in part two and his role in part two is larger so don't skip part two.  After the show he was so charismatic and took pictures with people.  Oh, they said he doesn't come out to sign stuff after the 1pm show.  Only the evening show.  Everyone else came out to sign after both shows.

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Tony Goldwyn in The Inheritance#11
Posted: 1/14/20 at 3:15pm

I wonder why his presence isn't more heavily advertised... or advertised at all?

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Tony Goldwyn in The Inheritance#12
Posted: 1/14/20 at 3:38pm
My friend and I attended the same two-show day on the 5th. He had to tell me we would be seeing Goldwyn’s first performance(s). I am sure I had heard his starting date and had either not connected it to my performance(s) or had forgotten. Having said that, as good as he is in the show, and he is very good, I don’t know that he is much of a box office draw. Network largely sold well because of the buzz about Cranston’s performance and the production itself. Even his Scandal co-star Kerry Washington’s name wasn’t enough to bolster American Son to a booming box office although she is arguably a bigger celebrity.

Maybe they did the math and decided redoing their advertisements/media campaign to feature him would cost more money than they would recoup. But again, he is very good in the show.
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Tony Goldwyn in The Inheritance#13
Posted: 1/14/20 at 3:43pm

I'm also not sure how much of a draw he is (though the audience seemed quite excited)... but... it wouldn't take much money or effort to swap out a digital photo for their online marketing... or even altering their own website.

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Posted: 1/14/20 at 4:37pm

I think he's a draw mostly from Scandal, his stage work has been good but nothing to write home about. 

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Tony Goldwyn in The Inheritance#15
Posted: 1/15/20 at 2:39pm

I'm reading the London script now, after seeing the show on Broadway. There's a joke I didn't recall about "Ben Platt, Lucas Hedges and Timothee Chalamet" passing on Adam's role before he was cast. 

Several critics have commented this show belongs on Netflix. Rather than make a new thread, I thought I'd ask the board here: If this show was made into a mini-series who would be your dream cast? Would you keep Tony Goldwyn? Would you want to see some of the high profile folks from the Boys in the Band revival? (Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons, Zach Quinto, Andrew Rannells, etc.). Could the film be made with mostly unknowns if there was a star in a key role? 

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