Sep 27, 2021

The Inheritance wins best new play crown

At the Tony Awards, Matthew Lopez's play "The Inheritance" was voted best new play.

“Howards End” serves as the beginning point for the two-part, seven-hour epic, which examines gay life in the early twenty-first century. Andrew Burnap was named best actor in a play, Stephen Daldry was named best director, and Lois Smith was named best actress in a prominent part in a play.

The renowned piece was directed by now-three-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry and won several best play awards in London, where it opened in 2018.

Lopez claims that the closeted Forster in "Howards End" was telling a queer narrative with straight people, so he chose to recreate it in a current context with homosexual male characters in place of the book's heterosexual protagonists.

“Grand Horizons,” “Sea Wall/A Life,” “Slave Play,” and “The Sound Inside” were all beaten by “The Inheritance.”


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