The 2023 Tony- and Olivier-winning Leopoldstadt, which opened at the Longacre Theatre October 2, takes its final bow July 2 following an extended run. Previews for Tom Stoppard's 19th Broadway show began September 14 with 2023 Tony-winning director Patrick Marber at the helm.
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 Broadway original cast starred 2023 Tony winner Brandon Uranowitz, Caissie Levy, Jesse Aaronson, Betsy Aidem, Jenna Augen, Japhet Balaban, Corey Brill, Daniel Cantor, Faye Castelow, Erica Dasher, Eden Epstein, Gina Ferrall, Arty Froushan, Charlotte Graham, Matt Harrington, Jacqueline Jarrold, Sarah Killough, David Krumholtz, Colleen Litchfield, Tedra Millan, Aaron Neil, Seth Numrich, Anthony Rosenthal, Christopher James Stevens, Sara Topham, Dylan S. Wallach, Reese Bogin, Max Ryan Burach, Calvin James Davis, Michael Deaner, Romy Fay, 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 2023 Tony-nominated scenic designer Richard Hudson, 2023 Tony-nominated costume designer Brigitte Reiffenstuel, 2023 Tony-nominated 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. With Leopoldstadt winning the 2023 Tony for Best Play, Stoppard became the most-winning playwright in Tony Award history.
There are rumors according to Deadline that Steven Spielberg and his production company Amblin are shopping a TV adaptation of the play by Patrick Marber, to be directed by Stephen Daldry. Daldry is also a Tony-winning director, having been recognized for his work on The Inheritance, the most recent of his six Broadway credits.
Check out the Broadway run below.