Here’s some good news if you’re able to get to New York next Spring. The “exuberant revival” of Travesties by Tom Stoppard is on its way over to Broadway next April, with Tom Hollander reprising his leading role as forgetful consular official Henry Carr (for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award, the play was nominated for five Oliviers).
Patrick Marber who directed it in London will also direct it in New York, but information about the other cast and crew has not yet been published.
The 2016 London revival began at the Menier Chocolate Factory and then transferred in early 2017 to the West End, at the Apollo Theatre. Previews for the New York run will begin on 29 March 2018 with the play opening on 24 April (last performance 17 June 2018), at the Roundabout Theater Company’s American Airlines Theater.
More information below and, of course, some tweets 🙂
Here’s Tom on the Andrew Marr show talking about the play…
If you’d like to find out some more about the real history behind the fictional Henry Carr (Tom’s role) then these blog posts are very good.
- Travesties: the Henry Carr trouser saga (30 March 2017) Peter Chrisp’s From Swerve of Shore to Bend of Bay blog
- Henry Carr, and the history behind ‘Travesties’ (25 February 2017) George Simmers’ Great War Fiction blog – interesting look at Henry Carr’s war / medical record (now digitised and public).
Further reading about the New York revival
London Success ‘Travesties’ to Play Broadway (16 August 2017) Variety
and The New York Times article below.