London Transfer of Travesties Finds Its Broadway Cast

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See who’s joining the previously announced Tom Hollander in the Tony-winning Tom Stoppard play.
Nicholas Woodeson, Scarlett Strallen, and Peter McDonald
Nicholas Woodeson, Scarlett Strallen, Peter McDonald, and Opal Alladin

The first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard’s Tony-winning Travesties has found its complete cast. The play is set to arrive on Broadway in the spring in a co-production from Roundabout Theatre Company, London's Menier Chocolate Factory, and Sonia Friedman Productions.

Seth Numrich
Seth Numrich Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Travesties previously played the Chocolate Factory in 2016 before transferring to the West End.

As announced earlier this fall, the show’s London star, Tom Hollander, will again play Henry Carr; he will be joined by London cast member Peter McDonald reprising the role of James Joyce, along with Seth Numrich (War Horse) as Tristan Tzara, Nicholas Woodeson (The Audience) as Lenin, Scarlett Strallen (She Loves Me in the West End) as Gwendolen, Sara Topham (Saint Joan) as Cecily, Opal Alladin (Hedda Gabler) as Nadya, and Patrick Kerr (The Ritz) as Bennett.

Tony nominee Patrick Marber will return to direct the production on Broadway.

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.

The Broadway revival will feature set and costume design by Tim Hatley, lighting design by Neil Austin, sound design and original music by Adam Cork, and movement by Polly Bennett.

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 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre October 30, 1975, and played through March 13, 1976.

Tickets for Travesties are first made available to subscribers and donors; visit or call (212) 719-1300 for more information.


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