We are now officially in the 2022-23 Broadway/Off-Broadway season. The first two shows of the new season will open soon: Into the Woods on July 10 and The Kite Runner on July 21. In addition, Tom Stoppard's Leopoldstadt, opening Oct. 2 at the Longacre has made cast announcements and Camelot will shift opening dates to much later in the season.
Leopoldstadt will be Stoppard's 19th play on Broadway, follows a Viennese family from 1899 to the mid-1950s, and features a cast of 38, a huge number for a straight play. Four members of the original London cast will repeat their performances from the Olivier Award-winning West End run in 2020. (The run was shut down due to the COVID epidemic, but returned for 12 weeks in 2021.) The company will include three-time Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz (Burn This, Falsettoes, An American in Paris), Caissie Levy (currently in The Bedwetter, Caroline or Change, Frozen), Obie winner Betsy Aidem (Prayer for the French Republic, All the Way, the original cast of Steel Magnolias), Theater World Award winner Seth Numrich (Travesties, War Horse, Golden Boy), and Tedra Millan (Present Laughter). Twenty-three in the cast will be making their Broadway debuts. Tony nominee Patrick Marber (Travesties, Closer) directs. Previews begin Sept. 14.
Three-time Tony nominee
Meanwhile, Lincoln Center Theater's revisal of Camelot, Lerner and Loewe's 1960 musicalization of the King Arthur legend with a new book by Aaron Sorkin, has postponed its Broadway dates at the Vivian Beaumont. The production to be directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, My Fair Lady, The King and I), was originally set to open on Dec. 8 and will now begin previews on March 9, 2023, opening April 13.