Matthew Lopez's stunning two-part masterpiece finally makes its Broadway debut this winter at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. A modern reimagining of E.M Forster's Howard's End, it follows three generations of gay men as they search for community and connection against the tumult of the AIDs crisis and social and political change. Highly acclaimed on its West End debut in 2018, it took home the Olivier Award for Best New Play, Best Director, Best Lighting and Best Actor.
Stephen Daldry returns to direct the production, alongside designer Bob Crowley. Casting is still yet to be announced.
With both parts running over three hours you can choose to see the production in one day or over consecutive evenings.
It was 1983 when the specter of AIDS reared its head in New York's flourishing gay scene, causing worldwide panic and mistrust towards gay men. Now a whole generation has passed after the countless deaths caused by the cruel disease; Lopez's poignant and profound drama examines the legacy of gay men today in New York, where reminders of the epidemic are still all-too-real. We're introduced to a cast of characters whose lives, love and hopes intwine as Lopez pitches us between past and present, illustrating the gay experience of the last 40 years with deft detail, wit, and passion.