Producers Sonia Friedman Productions and Roy Furman today announced new casting information for Leopoldstadt, Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning Best New Play, directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Patrick Marber, now playing through July 2, 2023 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) on Broadway.
Beginning Tuesday, March 14, Joshua Malina (“The West Wing,” “Sports Night”) will take over the role of Hermann. Dave Register (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) also joins the company in the role of Fritz, and Cody Braverman joins in the role of Young Leo. Leopoldstadt will also welcome current company members Jesse Aaronson in the role of Leo, in addition to his current role as Aaron; Charlotte Graham in the role of Nellie; and Sarah Killough in the role of Eva. Ali Rose Dachis (Fish in the Dark, Usual Girls) also joins the company as an understudy. Arty Froushan, David Krumholtz, Caissie Levy, and Tedra Millan will play their final performances on Sunday, March 12.
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. “Tom Stoppard is endlessly intrigued by questions of fate, chance, coincidence, in history as well as in love, and in the epic, breathtaking Leopoldstadt, he examines the consequence of an entire people trapped in a common fate” (The Washington Post). With a cast of 38 actors and direction by Patrick Marber, Leopoldstadt is now playing on Broadway. This is a play that ‘demands to be seen’ (The Daily Beast).