Sonia Friedman Productions, Roy Furman, and Lorne Michaels are pleased to announce Broadway casting for the 38-member company of Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning Best New Play, Leopoldstadt, directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Patrick Marber.
The cast of Leopoldstadt, which includes several members of the original West End company and 23 actors making their Broadway debuts, will feature Jesse Aaronson (The Play That Goes Wrong Off-Broadway), Betsy Aidem (Prayer for the French Republic), Jenna Augen (Leopoldstadt in the West End), Japhet Balaban (The Thing About Harry on Freeform), Corey Brill (The Walking Dead, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man), Daniel Cantor (Tuesdays with Morrie Off-Broadway), Faye Castelow (Leopoldstadt in the West End), Erica Dasher (Jane By Design), Eden Epstein (Sweetbitter on Starz, See on Apple TV+), Gina Ferrall (Big River, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), Arty Froushan (Leopoldstadt in the West End), Charlotte Graham (The Tempest at A.R.T.), Jacqueline Jarrold (The Cherry Orchard), Sarah Killough (Travesties), David Krumholtz (Numb3rs, Conversations with My Father in 1992), Caissie Levy (The Bedwetter, Caroline, or Change), Colleen Litchfield (The Crowded Room on Apple TV+), Tedra Millan (Present Laughter, The Wolves), Aaron Neil (Leopoldstadt in the West End), Theatre World Award winner Seth Numrich (Travesties, War Horse), Anthony Rosenthal (Falsettos), Chris Stevens, Sara Topham (Travesties), three-time Tony Award nominee Brandon Uranowitz (Assassins, Falsettos, Burn This), Dylan Wallach (Betrayal), Reese Bogin, Max Burach, Michael Deaner, Romy Fay (Best Foot Forward on Apple TV+), Pearl Scarlett Gold, Jaxon Cain Grundleger, Wesley Holloway, Ava Michele Hyl, Joshua Satine, Aaron Shuf, and Drew Ryan Squire. Additional actors to be announced later will complete the cast.
Perhaps the most personal play of Stoppard’s unmatched career, Leopoldstadt opened in London’s West End to rave critical acclaim on January 25, 2020. A planned extension due to overwhelming demand was curtailed due to the COVID-19 lockdown seven weeks later. In late 2021, the play returned for a further 12-week engagement. Both runs completely sold out and Leopoldstadt received the Olivier Award for Best New Play in October 2020.
Leopoldstadt will mark Tom Stoppard’s 19th play on Broadway since his groundbreaking Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead opened 55 years ago. Stoppard has won four Best Play Tony Awards, more than any other playwright in history.
Set in Vienna, Leopoldstadt takes its title from the Jewish quarter. This passionate drama of love and endurance begins in the last days of 1899 and follows one extended family deep into the heart of the 20th Century. Full of his customary wit and beauty, Tom Stoppard’s late work spans fifty years of time over two hours. The Financial Times said, “This is a momentous new play. Tom Stoppard has reached back into his own family history to craft a work that is both epic and intimate; that is profoundly personal, but which concerns us all.” With a cast of 38 and direction by Patrick Marber, Leopoldstadt is a “magnificent masterpiece” (The Independent) that must not be missed.
Leopoldstadt’s limited Broadway engagement will begin previews Wednesday, September 14, 2022, ahead of an opening night on Sunday, October 2, 2022, at the Longacre Theatre.
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