Roundabout Theatre Company is teaming up with London's Menier Chocolate Factory and Sonia Friedman Productions to produce the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard’s Tony-winning Travesties. The play will arrive on Broadway next spring, direct from its runs at the Chocolate Factory in 2016 and a subsequent transfer to the West End.
Tony nominee Patrick Marber will return to direct the production on Broadway; the show’s London star Tom Hollander will again star as Henry Carr.
Travesties will begin previews at the American Airlines Theatre March 29, 2018 ahead of an April 24 opening. The limited engagement will play through June 17.
In Stoppard's 1974 play, set in 1917 Zurich, a British military official (Hollander) recalls serving in Zurich while James Joyce and Vladimir Lenin were also there. He imagines a meeting between the two men, which is performed in the style of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.
Travesties won the 1976 Tony Award for Best Play. John Wood, who originated the role of Henry Carr, was awarded the Tony for Best Performance by an Actor in a Play. The show opened the Ethel Barrymore Theatre October 30, 1975, and played through March 13, 1976.
The full cast and creative team for the Broadway revival will be announced at a later date.
Hollander's London stage appearances include A Flea in Her Ear, The Hotel in Amsterdam, The Threepenny Opera, The Judas Kiss (which he also reprised on Broadway), The Government Inspector, and Tartuffe.
Tickets for Travesties are first made available to subscribers and donors; visit RoundaboutTheatre.org or call (212) 719-1300 for more information.