Broadway Revival of `Inherit the Wind'

Christopher Plummer and Brian Dennehy will star in a Broadway revival of "Inherit the Wind," a fictionalized retelling by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee about the 1920s Scopes monkey trial.
The production, directed by Doug Hughes, will begin preview performances in March at the Lyceum Theatre, Adrian Bryan-Brown, a spokesman for the show, said Wednesday. An opening date and other casting will be announced.
"Inherit the Wind" tells the story of a Tennessee science teacher, John Scopes, who was put on trial for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution. Plummer will portray lawyer Henry Drummond, based on the famous attorney Clarence Darrow, and Dennehy will be Matthew Harrison Brady, based on the well-known politician William Jennings Bryan.
The original Broadway production, which starred Paul Muni and Ed Begley, opened in 1955. The 1960 movie featured Spencer Tracy and Frederic March. George C. Scott and Charles Durning starred in a 1996 Broadway revival.

Updated : 2021-01-29 00:40 GMT+08:00