Move over, The Boys in the Band: The Inheritance is, ahem, inheriting the mantle of Broadway’s big gay play.
“Profoundly touching and wickedly hilarious, Matthew Lopez’s highly anticipated 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,” the play’s logline reads.
“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.”
The play hails from London’s West End, where the hit production earned Laurence Olivier Awards for Best New Play, Best Actor for Kyle Soller, and Best Director for Stephen Daldry. Soller is making the transatlantic move, alongside costars Andrew Burnap, Samuel H. Levine, Paul Hilton, and John Benjamin Hickey.
“The Inheritance is a life-affirming journey of tears and laughter, through conflicts and connections, heartbreak and hope,” the logline continues. “A new play, generations in the making.”
The Inheritance will begin previews at the Ethel Barrymore Theater on September 27 before officially opening on November 17. Tickets are available now.