Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild winner Jeremy Strong will return to Broadway in a new production of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, newly adapted by 2023 Tony nominee Amy Herzog. Tony winner Sam Gold will direct.
The production, which will premiere on Broadway in early 2024, is the second Ibsen adaptation of Herzog's to reach the Broadway stage. Her Tony-nominated adaptation of A Doll's House is currently playing Broadway's Hudson Theatre starring Jessica Chastain.
Additional casting and creative team members will be announced at a later date, as well as the intended theatre.
Set in a small Norwegian spa town, An Enemy of the People follows the principled Doctor Thomas Stockmann as he attempts to alert the public that the spa’s water is poisoned. The resulting backlash to his revelation, borne out of society's desperation for financial preservation, examines the morality of public outcry and the struggles shouldered by whistleblowers across time. This will be the first production of the work to play Broadway since 2012, when Boyd Gaines led a revival.
Strong previously appeared on Broadway in 2008's A Man for All Seasons. In recent years Strong has starred on the HBO drama Succession, portraying protagonist Kendall Roy. Strong also has a prior working relationship with playwright Herzog; he starred in her play The Great God Pan Off-Broadway in 2013.