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The Verdict Reviews: See What Critics Had to Say About Broadway's Leopoldstadt

Brandon Uranowitz and Caissie Levy star in playwright Tom Stoppard's 19th Broadway play.

The Broadway Company of Leopoldstadt Joan Marcus

Tom Stoppard's 19th Broadway show, the Olivier-winning Leopoldstadt, opened at the Longacre Theatre October 2, and the reviews are rolling in! Previews for the Patrick Marber-directed production began September 14.

Set over several decades, beginning in 1899 Vienna, Leopoldstadt follows the lives of a singular extended Jewish family into the mid-20th century in an exploration of the human condition, legacy, and resilience.

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.

Read the reviews here.

AMNY (Matt Windman)

CitiTour (Brian Scott Lipton)

The Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)*

Deadline (Greg Evans)

Did They Like It? (Ran Xia)

New York Daily News (Chris Jones)

New York Post (Johnny Oleksinski)

New York Stage Review (Steven Suskin)

New York Stage Review (David Finkle)

New York Sun (A.R. Hoffman)

New York Theater (Jonathan Mandell)

New York Theatre Guide (Gillian Russo)

The New York Times (Jesse Green)*

New Yorker (Helen Shaw)

Newsweek (Joe Westerfield)

Talkin' Broadway (Howard Miller)

Theatrely (Juan A. Ramirez)

Variety (Marilyn Stasio)

Vogue (Chloe Schama)

Vulture (Naveen Kumar)*

Wall Street Journal (Charles Isherwood)*

Washington Post (Peter Marks)

The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

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Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

The ensemble piece stars Caissie Levy (The Bedwetter, Frozen), Brandon Uranowitz (Assassins, Falsettos), Jesse Aaronson (The Play That Goes Wrong), Betsy Aidem (Prayer for the French Republic), Jenna Augen (Leopoldstadt), Japhet Balaban (The Thing About Harry), Corey Brill (Gore Vidal's The Best Man), Daniel Cantor (Tuesdays with Morrie), Faye Castelow (Leopoldstadt), Erica Dasher (Jane By Design), Eden Epstein (Sweetbitter), Gina Ferrall (Big River), Arty Froushan (Leopoldstadt), 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 (Leopoldstadt), 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.

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