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The Crucible - 2016 - Broadway

It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Province of Massachusetts Bay during 1692 and 1693. Miller wrote the play as an allegory of McCarthyism, when the U.S. government blacklisted accused communists.

Starring Ben Whishaw as John Proctor, Tony winner Sophie Okonedo as his wife Elizabeth Proctor, Saoirse Ronan as Abigail Williams, and Ciaran Hinds as Deputy-Governor Danforth.

The production will be directed by Ivo van Hove, and will have scenic and lighting design by longtime van Hove collaborator Jan Versweyveld, costume design by Wojciech Dziedzic, and an original score by Philip Glass. Additional casting and design team will be announced at a later date.

Schedule

Running Time: Two hours and 55 minutes

Walter Kerr Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
219 West 48th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For The Crucible


Ivo van Hove’s ‘The Crucible’ a confusing revival - amNY
Ivo van Hove's Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's 1953 Salem witch trial drama/political allegory "The Crucible" is so bewildering that I hardly know where to start. That being said, the production is, more often than not, absorbing and blazing with intensity...More importantly, why does one of the young girls levitate in the air at one point? Why does the set fall apart at a climactic moment? Is van Hove suggesting that the girls really do have supernatural abilities? Or, more likely, is this all just striking but overblown and overindulgent imagery?...These are all great actors, but they achieve uneven results in this twisted environment. Whishaw comes across as too weak and lacks chemistry with the fully aggressive Okonedo. Ronan and Hinds are so assured and terrifying in the predator roles that it's no surprise to see Camp and Harner looking so shaken up and helpless.

The witch is back: 'The Crucible' as timely as ever on Broadway - NJ.com
Van Hove is nothing if not consistent -- just like "A View from the Bridge," his approach to "The Crucible" is alternately striking, lugubrious, and fruit loopy...Whether van Hove is succeeding in his stated goal of stripping away theatrical conventions and cutting to the heart of classic drama -- or, in fact, is doing the opposite, and serving up a "Crucible" that is affected and artificial -- probably comes down to your personal taste...[Ronan's] Abigail is at once sexually forthright and sadistically righteous; the most nightmarish sorority queen you would never want to cross. As John Proctor, the man who once had an affair with Abigail and who is now suffering the unexpected consequences, the wonderful Ben Whishaw...is wholly commanding, even as he rarely raises his voice. He makes deeply palpable both Proctor's mounting outrage and the man's nagging guilt that his own moral weaknesses are what set this disastrous chain of events in motion.


 



 

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by Michael Dale - July 13, 2016
The Irish actor plays an opportunistic judge in Arthur Miller's classic about the Salem witch trials.
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 10, 2016
Bill Camp currently stars in one of the most intense plays on Broadway- Ivo van Hove's revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible. This marks Camp's seventh Broadway show and first Tony nomination for his performance as Reverend Hale (Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play).
by Walter McBride - June 3, 2016
On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actress in Leading Role in a Play nominee for The Crucible, Sophie Okonedo, as captured by Walter McBride!
by Nicole Rosky - May 13, 2016
In this week's edition, we caught up with Judith Hawking, who stars as 'Mary' in A BETTER PLACE, currently in previews at The Duke on 42nd Street.
by Nicole Rosky - May 6, 2016
In this week's edition, we caught up with Jim Norton, who stars as 'Giles Corey' in The Crucible, playing at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
by Nicole Rosky - May 6, 2016
In this week's edition, we caught up with Michael Satow, who stars as 'Broker/Concierge' in A BETTER PLACE, currently in previews at The Duke on 42nd Street.
by Nicole Rosky - April 29, 2016
In this week's edition, we caught up with Ciaran Hinds, who stars as 'Deputy Governor Danforth' in The Crucible, playing at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
by Naomi Serviss - April 26, 2016
Harner credits the tight ensemble with getting the tone just right for the events that result in brutal executions of perceived witches.
by Adam Jay - April 22, 2016
In this week's edition, we caught up with Jenny Jules, who stars as 'Tituba' in THE CRUCIBLE, playing at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
by Caryn Robbins - April 15, 2016
Saoirse Ronan stopped by today's LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL to talk about making her Broadway debut in the current revival of THE CRUCIBLE.
by Michael Dale - April 1, 2016
The esoteric director stages the Arthur Miller classic with a relatively restrained hand.
by Review Roundups - March 31, 2016
The Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, starring Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, opens tonight, March 31, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48 Street. Let's see what the critics had to say...
by Nicole Rosky - March 31, 2016
The Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, starring Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, opens tonight, March 31, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48 Street. Below, check out photos of the cast in action!
by Meet the Cast - March 31, 2016
The Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, starring Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, opens tonight, March 31, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48 Street. Scroll down to learn more about the full company!
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2016
The Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, starring BROOKLYN Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, opens tonight, March 31, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48 Street.
by Caryn Robbins - March 26, 2016
Today, Jules speaks exclusively with BWW about making her Broadway debut and explains why being in Salem every night can be a 'harrowing experience'!
by Caryn Robbins - March 23, 2016
The Oscar-nominated actress discusses making her Broadway debut in THE CRUCIBLE.