The Inheritance
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The Inheritance

The Inheritance NYC Reviews and Tickets

(479 Reviews)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Great writing, Great staging

About the Show

Re-envisioning E. M. Forster’s masterpiece “Howards End” to 21st-century New York, this epic two-part play follows the interlinking lives of three generations of gay men searching for a community of their own.

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Member Reviews (479)

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168 Reviews | 20 Followers
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if This is a perfect production. Cast, acting, staging, writing, directing. Almost an impossible feat but here it is!

Don't see it if If you are easily offended by sexual references. Don't see it if you are homophobic.

98 Reviews | 36 Followers
Must see, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if This is one of the best plays I have ever seen. The end of Part One is so moving.

Don't see it if If you do not have a lot of time, it is a big commitment to see both shows.

360 Reviews | 42 Followers
Riveting, Resonant, Relevant, Must see, Intelligent

See it if Just see it! Brilliant in every way ...

Don't see it if No reason to be reading this box!

83 Reviews | 29 Followers
Resonant, Thought-provoking, Heart wrenching, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you would want a thought provoking play loosely based on a classic novel with an LGBTQ spin.

Don't see it if you are not interested in LGBTQ issues or get easily offended by nude scenes and overt sexuality on stage. Read more

131 Reviews | 33 Followers
Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you are a human being. Everyone should see this epic play. It is, quite honestly, the best play I have ever seen.

Don't see it if you are heartless. Otherwise, it is a must see for everyone on the planet.

181 Reviews | 103 Followers
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you want a truly powerful, emotional experience of gay men exploring their past, present, and future in a loving community of peers. Great!

Don't see it if you are not interested in exploring how everyone must deal with what we inherit from past generations to help us live now and in the future

81 Reviews | 21 Followers
Love, love, loved

See it if Amazing! It's a long play with 2 intermissions but you don't care. I was riveted throughout the production.

Don't see it if you are offended by full-frontal nudity on the stage.

81 Reviews | 20 Followers
Thought-provoking, Must see, Intense

See it if you appreciate emotional pieces with a focus on LGBTQ+ lifetsyle

Don't see it if you only enjoy light theatre

Critic Reviews (31)

The New York Times
November 17th, 2019

"‘The Inheritance’ Review: So Many Men, So Much Time:Breadth doesn’t always equal depth in Matthew Lopez’s supersize, vividly painted portrait of gay life in the 21st century, featuring E.M. Forster as a spirit guide."
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Time Out New York
November 17th, 2019

4/5 Stars "Rarely transmitted by the families of LGBT people themselves-many of the men in this play have childhoods marked by trauma-gay culture is a chain of links to the past. The AIDS epidemic severed many of those links; 'The Inheritance' aims to reforge them."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
November 17th, 2019

"Tragedy Plus Comedy Plus Melodrama in 'The Inheritance'"
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The Hollywood Reporter
November 17th, 2019

"Stephen Daldry directs Matthew Lopez's two-part drama about gay New Yorkers, which draws inspiration from 'Howards End' to depict the generation after the AIDS crisis."
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Entertainment Weekly
November 17th, 2019

Grade: B+ "'The Inheritance' is a funny, tender marathon drama"
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November 17th, 2019

"Matthew Lopez’s epic, two-part drama looks back to the AIDS crisis and forward to the wisdom that one generation passes to the next."
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The Wall Street Journal
November 21st, 2019

"Show, Tell and Repeat: Matthew Lopez has written a play that feels more like a novel"
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November 17th, 2019

"When Home Is Where So Very Many Hearts Were"
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