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Oscar Nominee Sophie Okonedo Will Lead 'Crucible' Revival



    Oscar Nominee Sophie Okonedo Will Lead 'Crucible' Revival
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    Tony winner Sophie Okonedo will lead the revival of "The Crucible."

    An Oscar nominee and Tony winner will lead a 20-week revival of a Broadway classic about the Salem witch trials.

    Sophie Okonedo will star in the revival of "The Crucible, set to open on April 7 at a theater to be announced. Previews begin Feb. 29.

    Okonedo, who received an Oscar nomination for 2005’s “Hotel Rwanda” and appeared in "The Secret Lives of Bees, will star as Elizabeth Proctor, whose witchcraft accusation sets the plays drama in motion.

    She also won a Tony award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her portrayal of Ruth Younger in the 2014 revival of "A Raisin in the Sun." 

    “Skyfall” star Ben Whishaw will play her husband, John Proctor, while Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan (“inAtonement”) will star her accuser, Abigail Williams.

    The play is directed by Ivo van Hove.

    Among the rest of the cast? “Game of Thrones” star Ciarán Hinds (“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”), Tony winner Jim Norton (“Of Mice and Men”), Rookie Magazine founder Tavi Gevinson (“This Is Our Youth”), Bill Camp (“Death of a Salesman”) and Jason Butler Harner (“The Coast of Utopia”).

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