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Tom Stoppard’s ‘Travesties’ Will Return to Broadway


Tom Hollander in “Travesties.”

Johan Persson

Tom Stoppard’s “Travesties,” which was nominated for best revival at the Olivier Awards in London this year, will transfer to Broadway in 2018.

Tom Hollander will move along with the show to star as Henry Carr, an English official who recalls his encounters with James Joyce and Vladimir Lenin in Zurich during World War I. (Mr. Hollander was nominated for an Olivier for the role.)

Patrick Marber will direct the Roundabout Theater Company production, which is being staged at the American Airlines Theater in association with Chocolate Factory Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions. Previews begin March 29, with an official run of April 24-June 17.

The show received strong reviews in London and was nominated for five Olivier Awards. In his review for The Times, Matt Wolf called it a “near-miraculous production”; in a notebook, Ben Brantley referred to the renewed relevance of Mr. Stoppard’s works, writing, “These early contemplations of being and nothingness resonate with a new quiver.”

“Travesties” opened in London in 1964 and on Broadway the following year, where it won the Tony for best play. The current production joins a couple of other British imports from the 2017 Olivier crop: “Groundhog Day” and “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”

The full cast and creative team have yet to be announced.

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