See it if If your looking for a Lehman Trilogy here this is not it. Not his best writing unfortunately.
Don't see it if Story skips a lot and confusing at times. Disappointed.
See it if A quintessence of what a Bdwy play should be. Compelling story, great writing in script and style, masterful acting, meaningful ending.
Don't see it if Run to see it.
See it if for the lg talented cast. And impt reminder th assimilation doesn't guarantee security. Many clever discussions. Expected ending devastates.
Don't see it if you want to be fully engaged. Too many chars, too little time in each era. I read play beforehand, and still had trouble keeping track.
See it if you like Tom Stoppard, European history from 1890 to 1995, how past events impact future generations, sweeping staging, family sagas
Don't see it if you don't like paying attention to keep characters straight, a sense of impending doom, plays that leap forward in time, no break in 2 hours
See it if you wish to see an important play about an important topic that is very well acted and staged.It covers over 50 years where history changes.
Don't see it if you do not like plays about the Holocaust. The show is 2 hours and 10 minutes without an intermission. Read more
See it if you enjoy family dramas, period/costume pieces, and large ensemble casts, or if stories of the Holocaust interest you.
Don't see it if you need a clear narrative. There are a lot of discussions around various topics, and the many characters can lead to confusion.
See it if You admire and feel compelled by Stoppard's writing, left me speechless; Great acting; Difficult subject matter handled well.
Don't see it if The play can be confusing as characters age & you have to keep track of who is who; very dense, need to stay focused or you may get lost.
See it if The value of a human life, of a family’s existence, mean something to you. This heartfelt powerful story, as so man stories, should be seen
Don't see it if The stories of the holocaust are too heavy. But there is so much to identify with and to care about and be moved by in this production.
" 'Leopoldstadt' is at its best not in instructing us how we must mourn a lost world but in bringing it lovingly back to life."
"As a vehicle for recovered memories, and for interrogating the injustice of difference and persistent intolerance, 'Leopoldstadt' is remarkable."
"In a radical departure from his usual intellectually esoteric style, Tom Stoppard’s new play is an intensely personal family drama."
" 'Leopoldstadt' is never merely a threnody for the victims of the 20th century’s greatest abomination. It’s rich in emotional complexity, and even exudes a dark majesty."
"If Stoppard sacrifices audience connection with any particular character...he compensates by etching a family history so sprawling and compelling that we embrace it even as we struggle with the details."
"Perhaps what moved me so was the pain layered on in delicate brushstrokes in this fictionalized account, which was deeply influenced by Stoppard’s later-in-life discovery of his own Jewish roots."
"There is simply too much sprawl here for a just-over-two-hour runtime to contain, and there are so many lofty aims that don’t cohesively gel."
"True to its goal, 'Leopoldstadt' presents stories one won't easily forget, and won't want to."