The Crucible Delays First Broadway Preview

12605284_455133194677873_5634241137342863104_oDelays on Broadway are nothing new to the business. Productions often delay their preview or opening dates as more time is needed to prepare the production in technical rehearsals or continue improvements before officially opening to the New York critics and audiences. However, sometimes delays come out of joy or celebration. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the news that the Broadway revival of The Crucible will begin performances one day later than expected yet for a celebratory reason!

Saoirse-Ronan-DesktopThe upcoming revival of The Crucible on Broadway has announced previews for the production will now begin March 1st, 2016 as opposed to the previous scheduled starting date of February 29th. The decision to delay previews beginning comes so Saoirse Ronan (Pictured Right) can travel to Los Angeles on February 28th to attend The Academy Awards, for which she is a nominee. Ronan is nominated in the category of Best Actress for her performance in “Brooklyn.” Ronan is playing the role of Abigail Williams in the Miller revival.

t100_rudinThe Crucible returns to Broadway this year just in time for the 100th anniversary of Arthur Miller. The show, as mentioned above, will begin previews March 1st at The Walter Kerr Theatre before officially opening March 31st, 2016. The opening was moved up a whole week after it was originally announced the show would open April 7th. The show is running as a strictly limited engagement through July 17th, 2016 only. Scott Rudin (Pictured Left) is producing the Broadway revival after producing another Arthur Miller revival, A View From The Bridge, on Broadway this season as well. The production is directed by Ivo van Hove, who also directed A View From The Bridge.

The production feature an original score by Philip Glass. It will feature a scenic and lighting design by Jan Versweyveld as well as a costume design by Wojciech Dziedzic.

Luner Lowdown: While we always dread hearing Broadway productions will begin later than originally planned, this one comes as good news! We’re thrilled The Crucible team has decided to make the following decision to allow Ronan to attend The Academy Awards just 48 hours before previews will begin on Broadway. Ronan’s nomination proves as fantastic news for the production to promote her performance. A win at The Academy Awards would do even more for not only the show but herself as well. We’re looking forward to seeing this revival this spring and can’t wait to see what this new take on the production brings with it.

Luner on Theatre will keep you updated on the return of The Crucible to Broadway! The return comes just in time as many celebrate the 100th anniversary of Arthur Miller and his incredible achievements in the theatre!  For more information, visit The Crucible’s Official Website or Facebook. (Please note; Unless a photo is noted to be taken by Luner on Theatre, we do not own/claim ownership for any photos used in this post.) And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more! 

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4 comments

  • I teach English for a Catholic school and am wondering if the play is appropriate for 15/16 year olds.

    • Hi Jacki; Thanks for reaching out regarding The Crucible and it’s content. We would definitely suggest it is appropriate for teenagers to read. Let us know if you have any more questions. – Chris Luner

      • We’ve already read it. I am concerned how certain parts of the play are handled on stage, for example the dancing in the woods and the affair.

      • I’m unable to comment on the staging decisions made on behalf of the production since we are not associated with them directly. However, I would more than likely assume they are suitable for Broadway audiences which not only regularly include teenagers but sometimes family. If you are truly concerned, contact Ticket Master at (877) 250-2929 and a representative will definitely be able to confirm your question.

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