Tom Stoppard’s Olivier-winning play, continuing an extended run at Broadway's Longacre Theatre through July 2, has announced new casting. Previews for Stoppard's 19th Broadway show began September 4, 2022 and the Patrick Marber-directed production opened October 2, 2022 (read reviews here).
Joshua Malina (The West Wing) joins the cast March 14 as Hermann, along with Dave Register (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) taking over the role of Fritz, and Cody Braverman stepping in as Young Leo.
Current company members are also stepping into roles: Jesse Aaronson will take on the role of Leo, in addition to his current role as Aaron, Charlotte Graham will play Nellie; and Sarah Killough will be Eva. Ali Rose Dachis (Fish in the Dark, Usual Girls) will also join as an understudy.
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 current cast of 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 (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.
Patrick 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.
For more information, visit LeopoldstadtPlay.com.