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Broadway Licensing acquires rights to ‘Leopoldstadt’

The Tom Stoppard play is nominated for six 2023 Tony Awards.

Reese Bogin, Sara Topham and Ava Michele Hyl in “Leopoldstadt” (Credit: Joan Marcus)

The rights to “Leopoldstadt” will soon be available through Broadway Licensing. Professional theater companies, community theater groups and colleges and universities will be able to produce the new play.

Written by Tom Stoppard, “Leopoldstadt” tells the story of a Jewish family in Vienna over the span of 50 years. Beginning in 1899, the drama examines the evolution of one Jewish family from the comfort of assimilation to annihilation during the Holocaust to survival after devastation. The work marks Stoppard’s 19th play on Broadway.

“Leopoldstadt” premiered in London’s West End on Jan. 25, 2020 and went on to win the Olivier Award for Best New Play. The Broadway production, which opened on Oct. 2, 2022, is currently nominated for six Tony Awards. The play recently received an extension through July 2 at the Longacre Theatre.

“Leopoldstadt” is produced on Broadway by Sonia Friedman Productions, Roy Furman and Lorne Michaels.

Broadway Licensing has 36 Tony Award- and 48 Pulitzer Prize-winning works within its catalog.