In the last week of January, Ben Whishaw, the waifish and intense star of “London Spy” and the 2008 remake of “Brideshead Revisited,” arrived in New York from London for a six-month stay. Installed in the West Village, for weeks Mr. Whishaw has walked across Manhattan to a work space in the East Village, and for five hours a day rehearsed for his Broadway debut.
Mr. Whishaw, 35, is here for the Broadway revival of “The Crucible,” now in previews. He stars opposite the Oscar nominees Saoirse Ronan and Sophie Okonedo as John Proctor, the upright but errant linchpin of the play, who faces down, rather than buckles under, the accusations of witchcraft that roiled Salem, Mass., in 1692.
A version of this article appears in print on March 4, 2016, on page D14 of the New York edition with the headline: Home Is Where the Part Is.