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The Crucible releases new look at Saoirse Ronan as Abigail Williams

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In news so dubiously timed you’d suspect it of witchcraft, the forthcoming Broadway production of The Crucible has released a new look at its leading troublemaker.

Saoirse Ronan, who earned a Golden Globe nomination Thursday and is almost sure to nab an Oscar nod for her revelatory turn as an Irish immigrant in the film Brooklyn, will make her Broadway and stage debut in a new mounting of Arthur Miller’s Salem witch trial drama, The Crucible.

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Ronan stars as Abigail Williams opposite one of the best-assembled casts of the spring, which includes Ben Whishaw (as John Proctor), Sophie Okonedo (as Elizabeth Proctor), and Ciaran Hinds (as Danforth). The play also stars Tavi Gevinson, Jim Norton, Jason Butler Harner, Bill Camp, Jenny Jules, and Thomas Jay Ryan.

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The Crucible, helmed by this season’s dominant directorial force Ivo van Hove (A View From the Bridge), will begin previews on Feb. 29, 2016, at Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre, in anticipation of opening night on April 7.