The Inheritance 2019

Run Time:
Part 1: 3 hours, 15 min, Part 2: 3 hours, 20 min
Ages: 16+
Opened: November 17, 2019
Closing: March 15, 2020

The Inheritance - 2019 - Broadway History , Info & More

Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Broadway)
243 West 47th St. New York, NY

Profoundly touching and wickedly hilarious, Matthew Lopez’s two-part play The Inheritance, asks how much we owe to those who lived and loved before us, and questions the role we must play for future generations.

Brilliantly re-envisioning E. M. Forster’s masterpiece "Howards End" to 21st-century New York, it follows the interlinking lives of three generations of gay men searching for a community of their own – and a place to call home.

This epic new play by Matthew Lopez marks the Broadway debut of a bold new voice in American theatre, directed by visionary two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry.

The Inheritance is a life-affirming journey of tears and laughter, through conflicts and connections, heartbreak and hope. A new play, generations in the making.


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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR The Inheritance

‘The Inheritance’ is a touching call to action on Broadway
7 / 10

The first part takes a while to click in. The use of author E.M. Forster as a narrator, the ensemble chirpily finishing each others' sentences and the abundance of graphic sex-talk can grow cloying. The play finds its soul near the end of the first portion, which is a well-earned tearjerker. To reveal much of Part 2 would rob the drama of its suspense. As the story moves forward, the 15 actors embody a clown car of different characters. The most heart-wrenching are Adam, an actor Toby falls in love with, and Leo, a male escort who's a dead ringer for Adam. Both men are played by Samuel Levine, who, as Leo, gives a moving and truthful performance of someone in immense pain.

THE INHERITANCE: A MAGNIFICENT LOOK AT THE POST-‘ANGELS IN AMERICA’ WORLD
10 / 10

Theatergoers fortunate enough to have seen the original cast in the original productions of such two-part dramas as Nicholas Nickleby and Angels in America will likely tell you that those experiences remain unforgettable. The Inheritance hereby joins that list. Pure theatrical magnificence.

BWW Flashback: THE INHERITANCE Concludes Broadway Run
by Nicole Rosky - March 15, 2020


As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Matthew Lopez's The Inheritance, directed by Stephen Daldry, was set to conclude its Broadway run today, March 15, after 46 previews and 138 regular performances. Instead, the show's run ended a few days early, due to Broadway's COVID-19 shut-down.

The Theatre Podcast With Alan Seales Welcomes THE INHERITANCE Star Samuel H. Levine
by A.A. Cristi - March 10, 2020


The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales: welcomes Samuel H. Levine of Broadway's The Inheritance. This Brooklyn, NY native is making his Broadway debut at 24, playing two different characters.

Breaking: THE INHERITANCE Will Conclude Broadway Run This Spring
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 20, 2020


Producers Tom Kirdahy, Sonia Friedman Productions, and Hunter Arnold announced today that Matthew Lopez' THE INHERITANCE, directed by Stephen Daldry, will conclude its Broadway run on Sunday, March 15th. THE INHERITANCE began previews on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theater (243 West 47th street) on Friday, September 27th, 2019 and officially opened on Sunday, November 17th, 2019. At the conclusion of the run, the production will have played 46 previews (28 of The Inheritance and 18 of The Inheritance Part 2) and 138 performances (86 of The Inheritance and 52 of The Inheritance Part 2).

THE INHERITANCE Has Announced New Weekly LOBBY SERIES Audience Discussions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 12, 2020


The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez has announced a new community engagement initiative: the 'Lobby Series.' For four consecutive weeks, beginning February 15, audience members with a ticket to The Inheritance PART 2 that evening are invited to join a moderated discussion in the lower lobby of the Barrymore Theatre at 6:00pm.

Photo Flash: See Tony Goldwyn and More in THE INHERITANCE on Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - January 29, 2020


See brand new photos from the critically acclaimed Broadway production of THE INHERITANCE by Matthew Lopez.  

VIDEO: Tony Goldwyn, Kyle Soller, Andrew Burnap Talk THE INHERITANCE on TODAY
by Kaitlin Milligan - January 17, 2020


On Friday morning, actors Tony Goldwyn, Kyle Soller and Andrew Burnap joined the 3rd hour of TODAY to discuss their critically acclaimed Broadway show, a?oeThe Inheritance,a?? which follows the lives of gay men in Manhattan a generation after the AIDS epidemic.

VIDEO: Matthew Lopez and Kyle Soller Discuss THE INHERITANCE with Jimmy Fallon
by Abigail Charpentier - January 11, 2020


Matthew Lopez and Kyle Soller discuss the inspiration for their emotional, critically acclaimed, six-hour-long Broadway play, The Inheritance, and what the two-part show has in common with a Netflix series.

VIDEO: Tony Goldwyn Takes His First Bow In THE INHERITANCE
by Linnae Medeiros - January 6, 2020


Tony Goldwyn officially joined the company of Matthew Lopez' The Inheritance on January 5 for a four month limited engagement, and we're getting a look inside the star's first bow in the critically-acclaimed play! Check it out with the curtain call video!

Tony Goldwyn Joins THE INHERITANCE on Broadway Tonight, January 5
by Stephi Wild - January 5, 2020


Tony Goldwyn joins the company of Matthew Lopez' The Inheritance beginning tonight, January 5, for a four month limited engagement!

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - THE INHERITANCE
by A.A. Cristi - December 27, 2019


BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.

THE INHERITANCE Announces Special Ticket Offer For a Limited Time Only
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 20, 2019


THE INHERITANCE by Matthew Lopez has announced that $59 orchestra seats and $39 front mezzanine seats are available for all Wednesday matinee, Thursday and Friday performances through February 27th for a limited time only. The production is also offering these special rates for all performance December 20th a?" January 5th. On Friday, January 3, 2020 prices will go back up. Tickets for this special deal can be purchased at www.telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200 or by visiting the Barrymore Theatre (243 W 47th St). No special code is required.

THE INHERITANCE Releases New Block Of Tickets Through June 7, 2020
by Stephi Wild - December 17, 2019


The critically acclaimed Broadway production of THE INHERITANCE by Matthew Lopez has announced a new block of tickets are now on sale through Sunday, June 7, 2020. The new block of tickets is available for purchase at www.telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200 or by visiting the Barrymore Theatre (243 W 47th St).

Tony Goldwyn To Join THE INHERITANCE On Broadway For A Limited Engagement
by A.A. Cristi - December 9, 2019


It was announced today that Tony Goldwyn (ABC's a?oeScandal,a?? Broadway's Network) will join the company of Matthew Lopez' THE INHERITANCE, for a four month limited engagement beginning performances Sunday, January 5, 2020.

Andy Cohen Gives Out 200 Tickets to THE INHERITANCE in Honor of World AIDS Day
by Stephi Wild - December 2, 2019


Andy Cohen gave back this Thanksgiving weekend by giving out 200 tickets to The Inheritance to constituents of New York City's LGBTQ Center, in honor of World AIDS Day, according to People.

Win 2 Tickets to THE INHERITANCE: Parts 1 and 2 on Broadway and Meet John Benjamin Hickey
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 27, 2019


The Inheritance, a critically-acclaimed play has been taking Broadway by storm and now is your opportunity to see the show!

TV: Matthew Lopez and the Company of THE INHERITANCE Celebrate Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - November 18, 2019


The Barrymore Theatre was the place to be yesterday as the best of Broadway came out to celebrate an epic opening day of The Inheritance- directed by multi Olivier and Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, Netflix's 'The Crown') and designed by Olivier and Tony Award winner Bob Crowley.

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the Epic Opening Night of THE INHERITANCE
by Jennifer Broski - November 18, 2019


The Barrymore Theatre was the place to be yesterday as the best of Broadway came out to celebrate an epic opening day of The Inheritance- directed by multi Olivier and Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, Netflix's 'The Crown') and designed by Olivier and Tony Award winner Bob Crowley.

Review Roundup: THE INHERITANCE Opens on Broadway - What Did the Critics Think?
by Stephi Wild - November 17, 2019


The Inheritance officially opened tonight on Broadway! Read the reviews here!

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of THE INHERITANCE
by Walter McBride - November 17, 2019


The Inheritance officially opened tonight on Broadway! BroadwayWorld attended the big night and we're taking you on the red carpet. Stars in attendance included George Takei, Anderson Cooper, Judith Light, Matt Bomer, Glenn Close, Jimmy Fallon, Antoni Porowski, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, and many more!

BWW Review: In Matthew Lopez's Exhilarating THE INHERITANCE Gay Men Strive For Generational Connection
by Michael Dale - November 18, 2019


'He thought of all the men who died in those years and what they might have become, what the world would look like today had they been allowed to end their story on their own terms. Eric wondered what his life would be like if he had not been robbed of a generation of mentors, of poets, of friends and, perhaps even lovers.'

TV: Broadway Walks the Red Carpet on Opening Day of THE INHERITANCE
by TV - Red Carpets - November 17, 2019


Directed by multi Olivier and Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, Netflix's 'The Crown') and designed by Olivier and Tony Award winner Bob Crowley, The Inheritance will open today, November 17, 2019.

Photo Flash: First Look at THE INHERITANCE, Opening On Broadway November 17
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 15, 2019


Directed by multi Olivier and Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, Netflix's 'The Crown') and designed by Olivier and Tony Award winner Bob Crowley, THE INHERITANCE will begin previews at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th street) on Friday, September 27, 2019 and will officially open on Sunday, November 17, 2019.

A Recent History of Broadway's Two-Part Plays
by Nicole Rosky - November 17, 2019


The acclaimed play, The Inheritance, officially opens at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theater today, November 17, 2019. It begins with a gathering of young, gay New Yorkers. Each has a story aching to come out...

Meet The Acclaimed Author of THE INHERITANCE, Matthew Lopez
by A.A. Cristi - November 16, 2019


This season brings Matthew Lopez' Olivier Award-winning, two-part drama, The Inheritance, to the Broadway stage.

Other Productions of The Inheritance

2018   West End West End transfer of the Young Vic production
West End
2019   Broadway Broadway Premiere
Broadway

The Inheritance - 2019 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2020 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actor in a Play Kyle Soller
2020 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Director of a Play Stephen Daldry
2020 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Paul Hilton
2020 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Lois Smith
2020 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Play The Inheritance
2020 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Sound Design for a Play Paul Arditti
2020 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Paul Hilton
2020 Drama League Awards Outstanding Production of a Play The Inheritance
2020 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Director of a Play Stephen Daldry
2020 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play John Benjamin Hickey
2020 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Paul Hilton
2020 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Samuel H. Levine
2020 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Lois Smith
2020 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding New Broadway Play The Inheritance
2020 Tony Awards Best Costume Design of a Play Bob Crowley
2020 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Play Stephen Daldry
2020 Tony Awards Best Lighting Design of a Play Jon Clark
2020 Tony Awards Best Original Score Paul Englishby
2020 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play John Benjamin Hickey
2020 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Paul Hilton
2020 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Andrew Burnap
2020 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Lois Smith
2020 Tony Awards Best Play Matthew Lopez
2020 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design of a Play Bob Crowley
2020 Tony Awards Best Sound Design of a Play Paul Arditti

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