Emmy winner Michael Imperioli will join Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild winner Jeremy Strong in the Broadway upcoming revival of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People. We also now have dates and a home for the production, which will begin previews February 27, 2024 at the Circle in the Square Theatre.
The production is the second Ibsen adaptation of Herzog's to reach the Broadway stage, following her Tony-nominated adaptation of A Doll's House that recently played Broadway's Hudson Theatre starring Jessica Chastain.
Set in a small Norwegian spa town, An Enemy of the People follows the principled Doctor Thomas Stockmann as he attempts to alert the public that the spa’s water is poisoned. The resulting backlash to his revelation, borne out of society's desperation for financial preservation, examines the morality of public outcry and the struggles shouldered by whistleblowers across time. This will be the first production of the work to play Broadway since 2012, when Boyd Gaines led a revival.
An Enemy of the People will feature scenic design by dots, costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Isabella Byrd, sound design by Mikaal Sulaiman, production stage management by Rachel Bauder, technical supervision by Juniper Street Productions, and casting by Taylor Williams Casting. Additional casting and creative team members will be announced at a later date.
The production will mark Imperioli's Broadway debut. For six seasons, Imperioli played Christopher on HBO's critically acclaimed mafia chronicle The Sopranos, earning him 5 Emmy and 2 Golden Globe nominations before an Emmy win for Outstanding Supporting Actor. Recently, he has appeared on HBO's The White Lotus, for which he received another Emmy nomination. He previously served as the artistic director of Studio Dante, an Off-Broadway theatre company.
Strong previously appeared on Broadway in 2008's A Man for All Seasons. In recent years Strong has starred on the HBO drama Succession, portraying protagonist Kendall Roy. Strong also has a prior working relationship with playwright Herzog; he starred in her play The Great God Pan Off-Broadway in 2013.