FIRST BROADWAY REVIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Roundabout Theatre Company
in association with Chocolate Factory Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions
The Menier Chocolate Factory Production of
By Academy and Tony Award winner TOM STOPPARD
Directed by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee PATRICK MARBER
TOM HOLLANDER returning to Broadway in the role of Henry Carr.
Previews begin March 29, 2018
Official opening April 24, 2018
Limited engagement through June 17, 2018 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) – in association with Chocolate Factory Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions – is thrilled to announce the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard’s Tony Award-winning play Travesties, direct from its hit, sold-out productions at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory (David Babani, Artistic Director) and the West End. Tony nominee Patrick Marber will return to direct the London production’s acclaimed star Tom Hollander as Henry Carr.
Travesties will begin preview performances on Thursday, March 29, 2018 and opens officially on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, June 17, 2018 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).
Travesties returns to Broadway in a "near-miraculous production" of "mind-bending splendor" (New York Times). In 1917 Zurich, an artist – Tristan Tzara, a writer – James Joyce, and a revolutionary – Lenin, collide in a kaleidoscopic thrill-ride that's "wickedly playful, intensely entertaining, infectiously theatrical" (Time Out London).
Roundabout reunites with playwright Tom Stoppard (Indian Ink, The Real Thing) and director Patrick Marber (Howard Katz, After Miss Julie) for a dazzling revival from London's Menier Chocolate Factory (Sunday in the Park with George).
The full cast and creative team will be announced soon.
Tickets for Travesties are first made available to subscribers and donors. Whether you are interested in the best value or VIP experiences, Roundabout has a package option for you. Visit roundabouttheatre.org or call 212-719-1300 for more info. Sign up for Roundabout’s email club at roundabouttheatre.org to be notified when tickets go on sale to the public.
Travesties will play Tuesday through Saturday evening at 8:00PM, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2:00PM and Sunday matinees at 3:00PM.
TOM HOLLANDER (Henry Carr) first appeared on Broadway as Bosie in the Almeida Theatre’s production of The Judas Kiss opposite Liam Neeson at the Broadhurst Theatre. Theatre includes: Travesties (Apollo Theatre) [Nominated Best Actor, Olivier Awards] A Flea in Her Ear (Old Vic); Landscape with Weapon (National Theatre), The Hotel in Amsterdam (Donmar); King Lear, Tartuffe [Best Actor Time Out, Ian Charleson Award] and The Government Inspector (Ian Charleson Award) (all at the Almeida); He played Baby in the original production of Jez Butterworth’s Mojo (Royal Court); As You Like It (Cheek by Jowl tour Ian Charleson Award); The Way of the World (Lyric Hammersmith, Ian Charleson Award); The Threepenny Opera (Donmar) and Don Juan (Sheffield Crucible). Television includes: “Taboo,” “Doctor Thorne,” “The Night Manager” [BAFTA Best Supporting Actor], “A Poet in New York” [Best Actor RTS Award], “Rev” [Nominated 3 years running BAFTA. Best Comedy Performance], “Any Human Heart,” “The Thick of It,” “Desperate Romantics,” “Gracie” [Nominated BAFTA Best Supporting Actor], “John Adams,” “The Company,” “Cambridge Spies” [Best Actor European Television Awards], “The Lost Prince,” “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby,” “Wives and Daughters,” “Absolutely Fabulous” and “The Bill.” Film includes: Breathe, The Promise, Jungle Book: Origins, Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation, Tulip Fever, The Invisible Woman, About Time, Hanna, The Soloist, In the Loop, Valkyrie, Elizabeth: the Golden Age, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, A Good Year, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Land of the Blind, Pride and Prejudice [Evening Standard Best Supporting Actor, London Critics’ Circle Best Supporting Actor], The Libertine [Nominated BIFA], Paparazzi, Stage Beauty, Gosford Park [SAG Award], Possession, Lawless Heart, Enigma, The Announcement, Maybe Baby, The Clandestine Marriage, Bedrooms and Doorways, Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Lawrence, Gobble, True Blue and Some Mother’s Son. Tom makes regular appearances on “American Dad” and “Family Guy.”
TOM STOPPARD (Playwright). Tom Stoppard’s work for the stage includes Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Real Inspector Hound, Jumpers, Travesties, Night and Day, The Real Thing, Hapgood, Indian Ink, Arcadia, The Invention of Love, The Coast of Utopia, Rock ‘n’ Roll and The Hard Problem. His translations and adaptations include works by Lorca, Nestroy, Schnitzler, Molnar, Pirandello and Chekhov. His most recent television credit is “Parade’s End.” Film work includes Billy Bathgate, Brazil, Empire of the Sun, Enigma, Shakespeare in Love and Anna Karenina. He directed the film of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Most recent radio for BBC is “Darkside” (with Pink Floyd). In 2006 Stoppard’s multi-award-winning Rock ‘n’ Roll opened at the Royal Court, directed by Trevor Nunn, and subsequently enjoyed acclaimed West End and Broadway engagements produced by Sonia Friedman Productions. This Menier Chocolate Factory production of Stoppard’s Travesties, directed by Patrick Marber, will be the first Broadway revival of his Tony-winning play, produced by Roundabout Theatre Company, Chocolate Factory Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions. Travesties reunites Stoppard with Roundabout following the simultaneous acclaimed 2014 productions of Indian Ink and The Real Thing.
PATRICK MARBER (Director). Productions of his own plays include Dealer’s Choice (National Theatre, Vaudeville) Closer (NT, Lyric, Music Box) Howard Katz, Three Days in the Country (both NT) and Don Juan in Soho (Wyndhams). His other directing credits include Travesties by Tom Stoppard at the Menier Chocolate Factory and the Apollo Theatre. The Caretaker by Harold Pinter at the Comedy, Blue Remembered Hills by Dennis Potter at the National Theatre, ‘1953’ by Craig Raine at the Almeida and The Old Neighborhood by David Mamet at the Royal Court. He will direct the UK premiere of Venus in Fur by David Ives later this year at Theatre Royal Haymarket. His other plays include After Miss Julie (Donmar, Roundabout), The Red Lion (NT) and in 2016 Ivo van Hove directed Marber’s version of Hedda Gabler for the National Theatre starring Ruth Wilson. His screen credits include Closer (directed by Mike Nichols), Notes on a Scandal (directed by Richard Eyre) and Love You More (directed by Sam Taylor-Wood). His plays have won Evening Standard, Olivier, Time Out, New York and London Critics’ Circle and Writers’ Guild Awards. His television work has received BAFTA, British Comedy and Royal Television Society Awards. His screenplays have been nominated for Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Awards. He received the British Independent Film Award for Notes on a Scandal.
MENIER CHOCOLATE FACTORY
The multi award winning Menier Chocolate Factory is one of London’s most exciting venues. Founded in 2003 by Artistic Director David Babani, recent Chocolate Factory productions include: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ - The Musical, Lettice & Lovage, Love In Idleness (transfer to Apollo), She Loves Me, Travesties (transfer to Apollo – 5 Olivier award nominations), Into The Woods, The Truth (transfer to Wyndham’s – Olivier award nomination), Funny Girl (transfer to the Savoy & UK tour – 2 Olivier award nominations); The Color Purple (transfer to Bernard Jacobs Theater on Broadway, and winner of two Tony awards in 2016, including Best Musical Revival and Best Actress in a Musical – Cynthia Erivo); the world premiere of Anthony Horowitz’ Dinner with Saddam; What’s It All About: Bacharach Re-imagined (transfer to the Criterion); Assassins; Buyer and Cellar; Candide; Merrily We Roll Along (transfer to the Harold Pinter; Olivier Award for Best Revival of a Musical); Road Show, Ruby Wax – Losing It (transfer to the Duchess); Abigail’s Party (transfer to Wyndham’s); A Little Night Music (transfer to the Garrick in the West End and to Broadway starring Catherine Zeta-Jones -Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical - and Angela Lansbury); Shirley Valentine and Educating Rita (transfer to Trafalgar Studios); Sweet Charity (transfer to the Theatre Royal, Haymarket); Maria Friedman: Re-arranged, (transfer to Trafalgar Studios; nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Entertainment); La Cage aux Folles (transfer to Playhouse; winner of two Olivier Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, and the Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical; subsequent transfer to Broadway where it won 3 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical); Dealer’s Choice (transfer to Trafalgar Studios; 2 Olivier Award nominations) and Sunday in the Park with George (transfer to Wyndham’s; winner of five 2007 Olivier Awards, 2006 Evening Standard Award-winner for Best Design, Best off West-End Production 2006 - Theatregoers’ Choice Awards and Best Design - Critics’ Circle award 2006; also transferred to Broadway from February – July 2008, co-produced with Roundabout Theatre, receiving 9 Tony nominations).
SONIA FRIEDMAN PRODUCTIONS
Sonia Friedman Productions (SFP) is a West End and Broadway production company responsible for some of the most successful theatre productions in recent years. Sonia Friedman OBE and her company have initiated and produced more than 160 new productions. The company has won numerous Olivier and Tony Awards including a record-breaking nine Olivier Awards for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Previous co-productions with the Menier Chocolate Factory have included Travesties, Funny Girl, Merrily We Roll Along, A Little Night Music, La Cage aux Folles and Dealer’s Choice. Recent London and Broadway productions include The Book of Mormon, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Dreamgirls, The Ferryman, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, Hamlet (with Andrew Scott), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Glass Menagerie, Nice Fish, 1984, King Charles III, Farinelli and the King, Hamlet (with Benedict Cumberbatch), The River, Twelfth Night/Richard III, The Mountaintop, Jerusalem, and The Norman Conquests. Forthcoming productions include: Ink at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London, Farinelli and the King starring Mark Rylance at the Belasco Theater, New York, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Lyric Theatre, New York. For a full list of SFP’s theatre credits, please visit soniafriedman.com.
ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY is committed to producing the highest quality theatre with the finest artists, sharing stories that endure, and providing accessibility to all audiences. A not-for-profit company, Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the production of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate and engage all audiences.
Roundabout Theatre Company presents a variety of plays, musicals, and new works on its five stages, each of which is specifically designed to enhance the needs of Roundabout’s mission. Off-Broadway, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design, is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays. The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics. Roundabout’s Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions. The Stephen Sondheim Theatre offers a state of the art LEED certified Broadway theatre in which to stage major large-scale musical revivals. Together these distinctive homes serve to enhance Roundabout’s work on each of its stages.
American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. Roundabout productions are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Roundabout’s season in 2017-2018 includes Marvin’s Room by Scott McPherson, directed by Anne Kauffman; Napoli, Brooklyn by Meghan Kennedy, directed by Gordon Edelstein; Time and the Conways by J. B. Priestley, directed by Rebecca Taichman; and Tom Stoppard’s Travesties, directed by Patrick Marber.
Roundabout’s new off-Broadway season dedicated to new work at the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre in 2017-2018 will include The Last Match, by Anna Ziegler, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch; Amy and the Orphans, by Lindsey Ferrentino, directed by Scott Ellis; Skintight, by Joshua Harmon, directed by Daniel Aukin.
Roundabout Underground’s 2017-2018 season will include Too Heavy for your Pocket, by Jiréh Breon Holder and Bobbie Clearly, by Alex Lubischer.
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