Jack O'Brien Will Direct Tom Stoppard’s The Hard Problem Off-Broadway | Playbill

Off-Broadway News Jack O'Brien Will Direct Tom Stoppard’s The Hard Problem Off-Broadway The play heads to Lincoln Center Theater this fall.
Jack O'Brien and Tom Stoppard

A new production of Tom Stoppard’s The Hard Problem will arrive Off-Broadway this fall. Jack O'Brien will helm the Lincoln Center Theater production, which marks the reunion of the Tony-winning The Coast of Utopia playwright and director.

The play, which explores the science and experience of consciousness through the lens of a young psychology researcher, made its premiere in 2015 at London’s National Theatre directed by Nicholas Hytner and first came to the U.S. via Philadelphia’s Wilma Theatre the following year.

The production is set to begin performances October 25 at LCT’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, where it is set to open November 19.

Prior to LCT's staging, additional works from both Stoppard and O'Brien will play Broadway; Stoppard's Travesties will play the Roundabout's American Airlines Theatre beginning March 29, and O'Brien's production of Carousel stars at the Imperial February 28.

Casting and additional creative team for The Hard Problem will be announced at a later date.

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