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. More…
From the show:
It begins with a gathering of young, gay New Yorkers.
Each has a story aching to come out…
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.
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 (Billy Elliot, Netflix’s The Crown). 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.
See it if Stuffed every LGBT issue. Messy, overly sentimental. Should be trimmed to within 3 hrs instead of 6+ hrs. Nothing really new or insightful
Don't see it if Other than a few characters mirror each other, there is little artistic value. Too many monologue/narration over acting. Boring stereotypes
See it if you listened to the reviews it received it London and believe the UK critics, I found it hard to sit through
Don't see it if you are expecting greatness, there's just nothing new and it sort of takes energy out of you and makes you feel drained
See it if if you want questions of how gay men should care for each other explored in a big, soapy drama of love and loss in the big city
Don't see it if you resent being jerked around emotionally & exhorted rather than moved to feel things, or if you know this play's source materials
See it if (Part 1) You like me are a gay theater completest.
Don't see it if It was like some original college production. The writing seemed intent on violating every rule of playwrighting, and not in a good way.
See it if You want a gay soap opera mixed with long soliloquies delivered by terrific cast.
Don't see it if You are looking for the next Angels in America and get an overacted soap opera that was loved in London but is banal here.
Also Why this show won such accolades in London is beyond me.
See it if You like melodrama with little depth and you can overlook some bad acting and writing.
Don't see it if You want to see a well written play that has more than one or fully realized two characters.
See it if you're going to be seduced by the rave reviews it received it London. I suppose there will be no stopping you then. (I found it overrated.)
Don't see it if you want something as profound, easily digestible & brilliant as Angels in America or Normal Heart. This felt like an indulgent soap opera.
See it if You like gay plays and aids plays and plays where privileged people complain about their lives. Or it’s a free ticket
Don't see it if You have had enough of gay plays about hiv. I don’t see what this had to offer that was new at all. I’d see part two if it was free.
See it if you want to see a play about younger generation of gay men learning about how things were back in the 80's
Don't see it if you were expecting an ANGELS IN AMERICA masterpiece. It falls far short.
See it if If you're into gay rights and dont mind sitting through an over-long show of 3 1/2 hours. Or if you like to care about the characters
Don't see it if If you liked Angels in America. It's far superior. Don't' like long-winded diatribes about gay rights.
See it if enjoyed the Crystal & Alexis fights on Dynasty. There are several in this vastly overrated gay soap opera. K Soller & P Hilton come off best
Don't see it if are expecting greatness. The "what story should I write" framework saps any dramatic urgency, since plot developments are all "up for grabs"
See it if you are open to a rising playwright or are a fan of E.M. Forster & Howards End.
Don't see it if you're expecting to see the next "must-see" hot property. If so, then you've set yourself up to be disappointed.
See it if You enjoy generic gay soap operas with nothing new to say, yet come with magnificent trimmings that purposefully manipulate your emotions.
Don't see it if You thought all those London accolades were a preamble to the next ANGELS IN AMERICA. This is a minor work, containing a few major moments.
See it if You never saw angels in America and you like 3plus hour shows
Don't see it if You want a more traditional play that you will love by seeing one production in under 3 hrs and you didn’t enjoy angels in America
See it if you appreciate talented actors or want to see the next hot thing so you can say you saw it when.
Don't see it if you don't like overlong, drawn out, gratuitous plays that feel more like a soap opera than theater.