Tom Stoppard's Leopoldstadt Sets Dates and Theatre for Broadway Transfer | Playbill

Broadway News Tom Stoppard's Leopoldstadt Sets Dates and Theatre for Broadway Transfer

The show will makes its North American premiere after arriving on the London stage in 2020.

Cast in Leopoldstadt

Tom Stoppard's Leopoldstadt is coming to Broadway's Longacre Theatre, currently home to Macbeth, with performances beginning September 14. Opening night for the limited engagement is set for October 2.

Tickets for the run will go on sale to the general public June 29 via Telecharge, with an American Express pre-sale and Audience Rewards pre-sale scheduled for June 15 and 22, respectively.

Set over several decades in Vienna, Austria, and following the lives of a singular extended family, the play explores the human condition and its resilience in the face of traumatic history before and after World War II. The production announced its Broadway transfer via Twitter in April, arriving from London where it made its world premiere. Tony winner Patrick Marber will continue to serve as director for the Broadway run.

The production will feature scenic design by Tony winner Richard Hudson, costume design by Brigitte Reiffenstuel, lighting design by Tony winner Neil Austin, sound and original music by Tony winner Adam Cork, video design by Isaac Madge, and movement by Emily Jane Boyle. Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Maureen Kelleher, and UK casting is by Amy Ball CDG.

Casting for the Broadway production will be announced at a later date.

READ: Reviews for the World Premiere of Leopoldstadt by Tom Stoppard

The Olivier-winning play originally premiered in London in 2020 at the Wyndham Theatre. The production reunited Stoppard, Marber, and producer Sonia Friedman, who last collaborated on Travesties in 2017. The show's North American premiere was originally set to take place in Toronto earlier this year. However, it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and rising cases of the Omicron variant.

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.

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Production Photos: Leopoldstadt in the West End


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