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'Leopoldstadt' eyes Broadway transfer

Tom Stoppard's award-winning play premiered in London in 2020.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Leopoldstadt, the newest play by six-time Tony winner Tom Stoppard, is eyeing a Broadway transfer ahead of its premiere run in London, according to a tweet from New York Times theatre reporter Michael Paulson.

The tweet states that auditions are being held this month for a Broadway production of the show, set to go up next season.

Leopoldstadt, a play that follow's a family's life in a Vienna, Austria Jewish community over 50 years, won the 2020 Olivier Award for Best New Play upon its premiere in London's West End. A five-star review of Leopoldstadt in London Theatre reads, "It marks both a probable end-point in its playwright's career, but also a uniquely personal one that brings out new reservoirs of sadness in a writer whose work is usually populated by more intellectual thought and verbal gymnastics than actual feeling."

Additional details about a Leopoldstadt Broadway premiere have yet to be announced.

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