The Broadway debut of Tom Stoppard's Olivier-winning Leopoldstadt began previews September 14 at the Longacre Theatre. Transferring from London's West End, the show is set to officially open October 2 under the direction of Patrick Marber, who also helmed the London run. Get a first look at the production below.
Set over several decades in Vienna, Austria, and following the lives of a singular extended family, Leopoldstadt explores the human condition and its resilience in the face of traumatic history before and after World War II.
Broadway favorites Caissie Levy (The Bedwetter, Frozen) and Brandon Uranowitz (Assassins, Falsettos) lead a company that includes Jesse Aaronson (The Play That Goes Wrong), Betsy Aidem (Prayer for the French Republic), Jenna Augen, Japhet Balaban (The Thing About Harry), Corey Brill (Gore Vidal's The Best Man), Daniel Cantor (Tuesdays with Morrie), Faye Castelow, Erica Dasher (Jane By Design), Eden Epstein (Sweetbitter), Gina Ferrall (Big River), Arty Froushan, Charlotte Graham (The Tempest), Matt Harrington (Matilda the Musical), Jacqueline Jarrold (The Cherry Orchard), Sarah Killough (Travesties), David Krumholtz (Numb3rs), Colleen Litchfield (The Crowded Room), Tedra Millan (Present Laughter), Aaron Neil, Seth Numrich (Travesties), Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos), Christopher James Stevens, Sara Topham (Travesties), Dylan S. Wallach (Betrayal), Reese Bogin, Max Ryan Burach, Calvin James Davis, Michael Deaner, Romy Fay (Best Foot Forward), Pearl Scarlett Gold, Jaxon Cain Grundleger, Wesley Holloway, Ava Michele Hyl, Joshua Satine, Aaron Shuf, and Drew Squire.
The creative team features Tony-winning scenic designer Richard Hudson, costume designer Brigitte Reiffenstuel, Tony-winning lighting designer Neil Austin, and video designer Isaac Madge. Sound and original music are by Tony winner Adam Cork, and movement is by Emily Jane Boyle. Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Maureen Kelleher, and U.K. casting is by Amy Ball.
The Olivier-winning play originally premiered in London in 2020 at the Wyndham Theatre, reuniting Stoppard, Marber, and producer Sonia Friedman for the first time since collaborating on Travesties in 2017. Stoppard has previously had 18 plays staged on Broadway, beginning with his famous reimagining Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, which opened 55 years ago. Since then, his work has won four Tony Awards for Best Play.
For more information, visit LeopoldstadtPlay.com.
See production photos of Broadway's Leopoldstadt in the gallery below.