Casting has been announced for Matthew Lopez’s two-part play The Inheritance, which gets its world premiere at the Young Vic in March. Vanessa Redgrave will take on the role of Margaret in the play, which is set in present day New York, a generation after the height of the AIDS crisis. The play will star Andrew Burnap (The Legend of Georgia McBride, Geffen Playhouse) as Toby, John Benjamin Hickey (The Good Wife) as Henry, Samuel H. Levine (Elementary) as Adam/Leo and Kyle Soller as Eric.
You have to wonder why there isn't a word in the English language for the fireworks that go off in your brain when you finally kiss someone you've wanted for years. Or for the intimacy and tenderness you feel as you hold the hand of a suffering friend.
A generation after the worst of the AIDS crisis, what is it like to be a young gay man in New York? How many words are there now for the different kinds of pain, the different kinds of love?
Stephen Daldry directs this hilarious and profound heart-breaker – a major world premiere in two parts by New York playwright Matthew Lopez.