Leopoldstadt (Broadway)
Ends Jul 2023 2h 10m
Leopoldstadt (Broadway)

Leopoldstadt (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(565 Reviews)
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Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing

About the Show

Tom Stoppard returns to Broadway with his newest heart-wrenching (and Olivier Award-winning) play.

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Member Reviews (565)

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1113 Reviews | 286 Followers
Clever, Disappointing, Dizzying, Overrated

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.

920 Reviews | 932 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Masterful

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.

990 Reviews | 346 Followers
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Confusing, Disjointed, Disappointing

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.

716 Reviews | 157 Followers
Great staging, Epic, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

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

738 Reviews | 112 Followers
Relevant, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

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

505 Reviews | 729 Followers
Resonant, Epic, Intelligent, Great acting, Confusing

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.

543 Reviews | 133 Followers
Elaborate sets, Amazing costumes, Intelligent, Incredibly good acting, Moving

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.

471 Reviews | 238 Followers
Absorbing, Honorable, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing

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.

Critic Reviews (25)

The New York Times
October 2nd, 2022

CRITIC'S PICK " 'Leopoldstadt' is at its best not in instructing us how we must mourn a lost world but in bringing it lovingly back to life."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
October 2nd, 2022

"As a vehicle for recovered memories, and for interrogating the injustice of difference and persistent intolerance, 'Leopoldstadt' is remarkable."
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October 2nd, 2022

"In a radical departure from his usual intellectually esoteric style, Tom Stoppard’s new play is an intensely personal family drama."
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The Wall Street Journal
October 2nd, 2022

" '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."
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October 2nd, 2022

"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."
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The Washington Post
October 2nd, 2022

"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."
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New York Post
October 2nd, 2022

"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."
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New York Theatre Guide
October 2nd, 2022

"True to its goal, 'Leopoldstadt' presents stories one won't easily forget, and won't want to."
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