The Crucible

(Premiere 2016)
DIRECTOR Ivo van Hove
THEATRE COMPANY Broadway
DESCRIPTION
Miller's drama uses the Salem witch trials of the 1690s as a parable for the McCarthy hearing of the period in which the play was written. The play follows members of the town and the spreading of fear-based rumors after a group of young girls are discovered dancing in the woods. One of the girls, Abigail, out of an obsessive love for John Proctor (with whom she once had an affair,) sets out to have his wife hanged.
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Country: United States of America

CAST (ACTORS | DANCERS | SINGERS)

Sophie Okonedo | Elizabeth Proctor
Actor
Ben Whishaw | John Proctor
Actor
Jenny Jules | Tituba
Actor
Ciaran Hinds | Deputy Governor Danforth
Actor
Jim Norton | Giles Corey
Actor
Tina Benko | Ann Putnam/Sarah Goode
Actor
Saoirse Ronan | Abigail Williams
Actor
Tavi Gevinson | Mary Warren
Actor
Bill Camp | Reverend John Hale
Actor
Jason Butler Harner | Reverend Samuel Parris
Actor
Teagle Bougere | Judge Hawthorne
Actor
Michael Braun | Ezekiel Cheever
Actor
Thomas Jay Ryan | Thomas Putnam
Actor
Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut | Susanna Walcott
Actor
Elizabeth Teeter | Betty Parris
Actor
Ray Anthony Thomas | Francis Nurse
Actor
Brenda Wehle | Rebecca Nurse
Actor
Erin Wilhelmi | Mercy Lewis
Actor

Creatives

Director | Ivo van Hove
Playwright | Arthur Miller
Designer | Jan Versweyveld
Costume Designer | Wojciech Dziedzic
Lighting Designer | Jan Versweyveld
Music | Philip Glass

Production

Producer | Scott Rudin

PHOTOS

Show

THEATRES

Walter Kerr Theatre, 31/03/2016 - 17/07/2016

THEATRE COMPANIES

REVIEWS

Ivan van Hove puts his stamp on his productions with such force that an observer is certain to remember them always. The Crucible by Arthur Miller, now in revival at the Walter Kerr Theatre is no exce ...
"The director Ivo van Hove and a dazzling international cast — led by Ben Whishaw, Sophie Okonedo, Saoirse Ronan and Ciaran Hinds — have plumbed the raw terror in Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,”... An ...
"Good things come to those who wait. Remember that. Because it takes a long time for Broadway’s star-studded revival of Arthur Miller’s 'The Crucible' to cast a spell."
"Purists may balk at Van Hove's tinkering and some of the effects seemed unnecessary, but Miller's message, that society can be just as blind as justice, comes through clear and resonant as ever."
"Van Hove’s electrifying and audacious staging achieves what more revivals should: It makes old work seem new, blows away the dust and exposes caulked cracks."