Leopoldstadt (Broadway)
Open run 2h 10m
Leopoldstadt (Broadway)
85

Leopoldstadt (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(96 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
4%
Negative
2%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Ambitious, 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 (96)

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885 Reviews | 910 Followers
85
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.

1003 Reviews | 230 Followers
71
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.

698 Reviews | 152 Followers
89
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

672 Reviews | 101 Followers
86
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

486 Reviews | 719 Followers
83
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.

484 Reviews | 76 Followers
100
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you're serious about good theatre.It doesn't get any better than this.Brilliant tech elements, great acting.Story/writing are perfection

Don't see it if you are a fascist/racist/antiSemitic sort of person.Actually you should see it so you will know what could happen here if Trumpers win.

405 Reviews | 207 Followers
90
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.

302 Reviews | 123 Followers
85
Intense, Great acting, Moving, Ambitious

See it if you want to witness the multi-generational saga of a family in Vienna. This is an intense, involving experience with an excellent cast.

Don't see it if you're not willing to focus for over 2 hours as the 56 year saga unfolds. I had some trouble keeping track of the relationships. Read more

Critic Reviews (17)

The New York Times
October 2nd, 2022

" '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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Variety
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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Deadline
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 Daily News
October 3rd, 2022

"I think I’ll remember this show the most for how it uses a family album...variously fascinated by various new photographic technologies as a tool for remembering."
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