Tom Stoppard's 19th Broadway show, the Olivier-winning Leopoldstadt, opens at the Longacre Theatre October 2. 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 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.
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.
Leopoldstadt is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Roy Furman, and Lorne Michaels.
For more information, visit LeopoldstadtPlay.com.