The Crucible, Directed by Ivo van Hove, Set to Open on Broadway
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.
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.
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).
The creative team includes van Hove's longtime collaborator Jan Versweyveld (scenic and lighting design), Wojciech Dziedzic (costume design), and Philip Glass (original score).
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."