The Crucible Revival 2016

Run Time:
Two hours and 55 minutes
Ages: 13+
Opened: March 31, 2016
Closing: July 17, 2016

The Crucible - 2016 - Broadway History , Info & More

Walter Kerr Theatre (Broadway)
219 West 48th St. New York, NY

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.


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Theater review: Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’ pays off, but it takes time to get to that shattering finale
6 / 10

Good things come to those who wait. Remember that. Because it takes a long time for Broadway's star-studded revival of Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible' to cast a spell. In the end, it does. The final 15 minutes of this play, set amid the Salem witch trials, are built to be shattering and heart-wrenching...Innovative Belgian director Ivo van Hove's staging wrings out every devastating drop of power. As for the preceding 135 minutes - not so much. The drama is packed with ideas about truth and power. But as played here, it's high on talk, but stubbornly low on impact. Most notably, marquee names - Soairse Ronan, Ben Whishaw and Sophie Okonedo - don't make deep impressions.

First Nighter: Ivo van Hove Skews Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”
6 / 10

They're in modern dress for all but the final scenes when John Proctor (Ben Whishaw) and wife Elizabeth (Sophie Okonedo) are brought from the jail where they've been mistreated and he's been tortured. They're in rags to confront each other before possibly going to the gallows for denying they've dealt in witchcraft. Moreover, most of the women in the troupe appear in long, straight and usually blond hair, which is today's prominent Jennifer Aniston-popularized coiffeur of choice.

AUDIO: Ciaran Hinds Talks about THE CRUCIBLE's 21st Century Relevance
by Michael Dale - July 13, 2016


The Irish actor plays an opportunistic judge in Arthur Miller's classic about the Salem witch trials.

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- THE CRUCIBLE's Sophie Okonedo
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!

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- A BETTER PLACE's Judith Hawking
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.

Tony Awards Close-Up: What's It Like Starring in Ivo van Hove's Intense THE CRUCIBLE Every Night? Bill Camp Shares!
by Nicole Rosky - 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).

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- A BETTER PLACE's Michael Satow
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.

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE CRUCIBLE's Jim Norton
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.

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE CRUCIBLE's Ciaran Hinds
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.

BWW Interview: Jason Butler Harner of THE CRUCIBLE- Fearful and Loathsome in Salem
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.

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE CRUCIBLE's Jenny Jules
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.

VIDEO: Saoirse Ronan on Playing Abigail Williams in THE CRUCIBLE: 'She's the Worst!'
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.

BWW Review: Ivo van Hove Takes Possession of Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE
by Michael Dale - April 1, 2016


The esoteric director stages the Arthur Miller classic with a relatively restrained hand.

Review Roundup: THE CRUCIBLE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
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...

Photo Flash: First Look at Saoirse Ronan, Ben Whishaw and More in Ivo van Hove's THE CRUCIBLE
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!

The Trial Begins... Meet the Full Cast of THE CRUCIBLE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
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!

THE CRUCIBLE, Starring Oscar Nominee Saoirse Ronan, Opens Tonight on Broadway
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.

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - THE CRUCIBLE's Jenny Jules
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'!

VIDEO: Saoirse Ronan Talks THE CRUCIBLE; Competes in 'Catchphrase' on TONIGHT
by Caryn Robbins - March 23, 2016


The Oscar-nominated actress discusses making her Broadway debut in THE CRUCIBLE.

VIDEO: Saoirse Ronan & Ben Whishaw Talk On-Stage Chemistry in THE CRUCIBLE
by Caryn Robbins - March 21, 2016


In an exclusive interview with USA Today, Saoirse Ronan and Ben Whishaw discuss making their Broadway debuts in the revival of Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE.

THE CRUCIBLE, Starring Oscar Nominee Saoirse Ronan, Begins on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - March 1, 2016


The Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible begins tonight, March 1, after moving its original start date to allow star Saoirse Ronan (a Best Actress Oscar nominee for her performance in the film BROOKLYN) to attend the Oscars in Los Angeles over the weekend.

Broadway's THE CRUCIBLE Sets New Start Date Due to Saoirse Ronan's OSCARS Nod
by BWW News Desk - February 4, 2016


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 Crucible History

Other Productions of The Crucible

1953   Broadway
Broadway
1958   Off-Broadway
Off-Broadway
1964   Broadway
Broadway
1972   Broadway
Broadway
1990   Off-Broadway
Off-Broadway
1991   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
2002   Broadway Broadway Revival
Broadway
2016   Broadway Broadway Revival Production
Broadway
2019   Off-Broadway Bedlam's Off-Broadway Production
Off-Broadway
2023   West End
West End

The Crucible - 2016 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2016 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Bill Camp
2016 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Music in a Play Philip Glass
2016 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Sophie Okonedo
2016 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Ben Whishaw
2016 Drama League Awards Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play Arthur Miller
2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Actor in a Play Ben Whishaw
2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Jim Norton
2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Revival of a Play (Broadway or off-Broadway) The Crucible
2016 Tony Awards Best Lighting Design of a Play Jan Versweyveld
2016 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Bill Camp
2016 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Sophie Okonedo
2016 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Play Arthur Miller's The Crucible

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