Tavi Gevinson, Jim Norton, and More Join Ben Whishaw in Broadway's Crucible Revival
Further casting has been announced for the upcoming Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible, to be directed by Ivo van Hove. Beginning previews February 29 and opening April 7, The Crucible runs through July 17.
As previously announced, the cast will be headed by Tony Award winner Sophie Okonedo (A Raisin in the Sun) as Elizabeth Proctor, Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) as John Proctor, Saoirse Ronan (Atonement) as Abigail Williams, and Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones) as Deputy Governor Danforth.
The company will also feature Tony Award winner Jim Norton (The Seafarer) as Giles Corey, Tavi Gevinson (This Is Our Youth) as Mary Warren, Jason Butler Harner (The Village Bike) as Reverend Parris, and Bill Camp (Death of a Salesman) as Reverend John Hale.
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."
The play was first seen on Broadway in 1953 in a production at the Martin Beck Theatre. It has since seen four revivals, the most recent of which was a 2002 production featuring a cast that included Laura Linney, Liam Neeson, and Kristen Bell.