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Tom Stoppard is heading back to Broadway

It was announced today that Tom Stoppard’s latest play Leopoldstadt will open on Broadway in September. The play covers the lives of a cultured Viennese Jewish family down three generations.
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Tom Stoppard on "Leopoldstadt"

In 1993, the celebrated playwright and Oscar-winning screenwriter Tom Stoppard was told both of his parents were Jewish and that all his grandparents and other relatives had perished in the Nazi death camps. Reckoning with his Jewish identity informs his latest play "Leopoldstadt," about the devastating impact of World War II on a family in Vienna.
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In the current theatrical climate, Tom Stoppard would never break through

Tom Stoppard is the greatest playwright of the past 50 years. In Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Travesties, Jumpers and Rock ’n’ Roll he has dazzled us with wit and erudition, but also entertained us. More often than not, a night out with Stoppard is a riot. Yet it’s no surprise that the man who has done more than any other to push the boundaries of late 20th-century theatre is loathed by certain sections of an industry he has helped to sustain.
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