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Outgoing National Theatre artistic director Nicholas Hytner will stage the production that is set to begin performances in January 2015 at the Dorfman Theatre. While this is the first time the playwright has revealed the play's title, Stoppard did not disclose the plot.
"It's a bit premature to say much about it, to be honest," he told the Daily Mail. "But it's not about erectile dysfunction, anyway."
Stoppard is a four-time Tony Award winner for his plays The Coast of Utopia, The Real Thing, Travesties and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. His works for the stage also include Rock 'n' Roll, Arcadia, The Invention of Love, Jumpers, Artist Descending a Staircase and Night and Day. Stoppard won an Academy Award for "Shakespeare in Love," which has been adapted for the London stage. He has also penned the screenplay for "Anna Karenina" and the television series "Parade's End" in recent years.