Broadway’s ‘The Crucible’ Pushed Back So Saoirse Ronan Can Attend Academy Awards

By James Knight on Feb 05, 2016 01:21 AM EST

The previews for the all Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s famed play The Crucible have been pushed back by by one day. Star Saoirse Ronan is up for an Academy Award for her role in the film Brooklyn on the very same night, so the show has decided to let her attend the the ceremonies.

Saoirse Ronan has been nominated for Best Actress Oscar for her role in the film Brooklyn. This is Ronan’s second nomination and just one more shining achievement to add to her already impressive resume.
The Crucible was scheduled for Monday, February 29, but has moved to Tuesday, March 1 so that Ronan can attend the Oscar Awards ceremonies on Sunday, February 28. The official opening date for The Crucible has been moved from March 21 to April 7.

The principle cast for The Crucible includes (via TheaterMania):

Saoirse Ronan as Abigail Williams.
Sophie Okonedo as Elizabeth Proctor.
Ben Whishaw as John Proctor.
Saoirse Ronan as Abigail Williams.
Ciarán Hinds as Deputy Governor Danforth.
Bill Camp as Reverend John Hale.
Jim Norton as Giles Corey.
Tavi Gevinson as Mary Warren.
Jason Butler Harner as Reverend Samuel Parris.
The Company includes:
Michael Braun as Ezekiel Cheever.
Tina Benko as Ann Putnam/Sarah Goode.
Teagle Bougere as Judge Hawthorne.
Jenny Jules as Tituba.
Thomas Jay Ryan as Thomas Putnam.
Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut as Susanna Walcott.
Elizabeth Teeter as Betty Parris.
Ray Anthony Thomas as Francis Nurse.
Brenda Wehle as Rebecca Nurse.
Erin Wilhelmi as Mercy Lewis.

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