Joshua Malina (The West Wing) joins the cast of Tom Stoppard’s Olivier-winning play Leopoldstadt as Hermann March 14. The show continues an extended run at Broadway's Longacre Theatre through July 2. Previews for Stoppard's 19th Broadway show began September 4, 2022 and the Patrick Marber-directed production opened October 2, 2022 (read reviews here).
Malina takes over the role from original company member David Krumholtz, who departed the production March 12 along with Arty Froushan, Caissie Levy, and Tedra Millan. The play now stars Dave Register (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) as Fritz and Cody Braverman as Young Leo as company members step into new roles. Jesse Aaronson now stars as Leo and Aaron, Charlotte Graham as Nellie, and Sarah Killough as Eva. Ali Rose Dachis (Fish in the Dark, Usual Girls) has joined as an understudy.
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.
Patrick Marber, who led the West End production, helms the creative team featuring 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.
Check out production photos of the Broadway play below.