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The Crucible, Directed by Ivo van Hove, Set to Open on Broadway

Saoirse Ronan, Ben Whishaw, Ciarán Hinds, and more star in the production tonight.

Saoirse Ronan (second from left) is joined by Elizabeth Teeter, Tavi Gevinson, Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut, and Erin Whilhelmi in The Crucible.
(© Jan Versweyveld)

Director Ivo van Hove's Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible opens tonight at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) heads the cast as Abigail Williams, alongside Tony Award winner Sophie Okonedo (A Raisin in the Sun) as Elizabeth Proctor and Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) as John Proctor.

Sophie Okonedo and Ben Whishaw in Ivo van Hove's production of The Crucible.
(© Jan Versweyveld)

Ronan, Williams, and Okonedo are joined by Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones) as Deputy Governor Danforth, Bill Camp as Reverend John Hale, Jim Norton as Giles Corey, Tavi Gevinson as Mary Warren, and Jason Butler Harner as Reverend Samuel Parris in the principal cast.

Elizabeth Teeter, Saoirse Ronan, and Tavi Gevinson as school girls Betty Parris, Abigail Williams, and Mary Warren.
(© Jan Versweyveld)

The company also includes Tina Benko (as Ann Putnam/Sarah Goode), Teagle Bougere (as Judge Hawthorne), Michael Braun (as Ezekiel Cheever), Jenny Jules (as Tituba), Thomas Jay Ryan (as Thomas Putnam), Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut (as Susanna Walcott), Elizabeth Teeter (as Betty Parris), Ray Anthony Thomas (as Francis Nurse), Brenda Wehle (as Rebecca Nurse), and Erin Wilhelmi (as Mercy Lewis).

Sophie Okonedo and Ben Whishaw play a married couple in Arthur Miller's The Crucible.
(© Jan Versweyveld)

The creative team includes van Hove's longtime collaborator Jan Versweyveld (scenic and lighting design), Wojciech Dziedzic (costume design), and Philip Glass (original score).

Ben Whishaw, Bill Camp, Tavi Gevinson, and Ciarán Hinds in an emotional moment from The Crucible.
(© Jan Versweyveld)

The Crucible is set in the tight-knit, Puritan town of Salem. The plot is described as follows: "When a group of girls are discovered dancing in the woods and then immediately fall ill and no earthly cause can be identified, fear and suspicion begin to percolate in the small, isolated community, that something larger...may be to blame."

Saoirse Ronan and Ben Whishaw in Arthur Miller's The Crucible.
(© Jan Versweyveld)

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