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 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 You want to see great acting and great monologues. Its very entertaining and engaging but you'll leave theater thinking whats the point?
Don't see it if You have short attention span or dont like soap operas.
See it if If you have six hours, like Howard's End and care about a bunch of privileged characters. The acting and the staging exceeded the material
Don't see it if If you are expecting another Angels in America.
See it if You wanna see a creative approach to gay life that stirs the soul.
Don't see it if You are not a fan of gay life portrayed on stage.
See it if See it if you were prepared for a wide range of emotions funny sad heart wrenching at times and relevant The second part is better
Don't see it if If you have problems with homosexuality
See it if You are a fan of E.M. Forster and gay (male) culture generally. It examines society's attitudes toward gay men, and their views of themselv
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with lots of graphic description of gay sex acts. Maybe not the best show to see with grandma.
See it if you like great writings and dialogue, solid acting and directing....like plays that are thought provoking and stay with u
Don't see it if you have no interest in gay history / subject mater, dislike sparse sets or, finally, dislike thinking too much, are restless or have ADD
See it if you want to meet an important voice in american drama
Don't see it if you are expecting a revelatory experience - the british press has built up unfair expectations of this overextended story
See it if Truly moving, amazing, thoughtful, funny, and heart-wrenching characters and stories. Terrific acting all around. Loved the staging too!
Don't see it if You have no heart. You're expecting traditional Howard's End story.
See it if You live theatre and great acting and beautiful people and lovely performance and amazing direction with an emotional and overwhelming sense
Don't see it if Have to see it
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 enjoy intense discussions about LGBTQ relationships and especially from the perspective of age and class (mainly gay men).
Don't see it if You aren’t able to sit through a three hour show. The discussions are incredible but they go on for a long time and it’s easy to lose focus.
See it if You would be drawn to a fascinating, funny and moving story of gay life in America with 3 generations of unforgettable characters.
Don't see it if Aren’t willing to commit to 2shows that are each 3+ hours long.
See it if you want an intelligent, thought provoking show, beautifully directed and crafted. Very important piece of theatre.
Don't see it if If you can't sit still for long (it's 2 parts)
See it if A mash of a great book's story & educational lectures. The book part is riveting, relatable and very moving. Flows well/time passes fast.
Don't see it if Part 1 is sometimes uneven in pace. Sometimes preaching instead of engaging the audience's mind in thoughtful questioning. Part 2 is perfect