Inheritance, The: Matthew Lopez’s Epic Play Wins Olivier award

Come from Away was named the best new musical by the Olivier awards.

The story of a Canadian town that took in stranded airline passengers immediately after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the musical also won a trophy for choreographer Kelly Devine.

The Olivier for best new play went to The Inheritance, which explores the relationships and friendships of several gay American men of the post-AIDS-crisis generation.

The two-part play by U.S. playwright Matthew Lopez, which is headed to Broadway, is inspired by and loosely based on the novel “Howards End” by E.M. Forster, who also happens to be a character in the play.

Stephen Daldry won the Olivier for his direction of “The Inheritance,” and Kyle Soller won for best actor for his performance in the play, which also featured a brief appearance by Vanessa Redgrave.

Patsy Ferran won the best actress award for her turn in “Summer and Smoke,” which was named best revival of a play.