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Theatre credits include: Travesties (West End & Menier Chocolate Factory), The Weir (Donmar W'house & Wyndhams), The Veil (National Theatre), Greenland (National Theatre), Red Bud (Royal Court Theatre), The Caretaker (Liverpool Everyman/Trafalgar Studios), Dancing at Lughnasa (The Old Vic), Nocturne ... (read more)
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Theatre credits include: Travesties (West End & Menier Chocolate Factory), The Weir (Donmar W'house & Wyndhams), The Veil (National Theatre), Greenland (National Theatre), Red Bud (Royal Court Theatre), The Caretaker (Liverpool Everyman/Trafalgar Studios), Dancing at Lughnasa (The Old Vic), Nocturne ... (read more)
BWW Review: THREE SISTERS, Almeida TheatreBWW Review: THREE SISTERS, Almeida Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Apr 17, 2019

Director Rebecca Frecknall and actress Patsy Ferran recently picked up deserved Olivier Awards for their revelatory revival of Summer and Smoke. Now, they're back at the Almeida, bringing that fresh approach to well-known Chekhov instead of obscure Tennessee Williams. (more...)

Lois Chimimba, Alexander Elliot, and More Join THREE SISTERS at the Almeida TheatreLois Chimimba, Alexander Elliot, and More Join THREE SISTERS at the Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Do you ever wonder what would happen if we could live our lives all over again but be fully conscious of it the second time? (more...)

Starz Acquires DUBLIN MURDERS from FremantleStarz Acquires DUBLIN MURDERS from Fremantle
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), announced today that the network has acquired the eight-episode drama series 'Dublin Murders,' from Fremantle. The series is adapted from Tana French's first two novels in the Dublin Murder Squad crime series, In The Woods and The Likeness. 'Dublin Murders' is an atmospheric, psychological thriller brought to life by acclaimed series creator and writer Sarah Phelps (Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy). (more...)

The Importance of Henry CarrThe Importance of Henry Carr
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jun 14, 2018

Unlike the other the major characters in Travesties, the real Henry Carr holds little claim to fame. Stoppard learned about Carr and became intrigued by a real-life incident mentioned in a biography of James Joyce. In Zurich during World War I, Joyce worked with an English theatre to produce Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. Joyce cast a mix of professionals and amateurs, including Henry Carr, an Englishman living in exile, as the lead role of Algernon. Apparently, Carr gave an enthusiastic performance, but afterwards, a small financial dispute with Joyce escalated into dueling lawsuits. Carr sued Joyce for reimbursement on clothes he bought as his costume; Joyce counter-sued Carr for money owed on five tickets. Carr lost his case and was further punished by Joyce when he named an unlikeable character in Ulysses after Carr. Stoppard knew little more about the real Henry Carr while writing Travesties; however, after its 1974 London premiere, a surprise letter from Carr's widow provided more details of the real man's life. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Stoppard's TRAVESTIES- The Honorable Also-RanBWW Exclusive: Stoppard's TRAVESTIES- The Honorable Also-Ran
by Harry Haun - May 31, 2018

The most honorable of the honorable mentions in 2018's Tony race will likely turn out to be Travesties, Tom Stoppard's 1974 tragifarce which took top Tony honors for Best Play and Best Actor (John Wood) in 1976 and is now putting up a game bid for Best Revival, Best Actor (Tom Hollander) and Best Director (Patrick Marber). (more...)

BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of TRAVESTIES with Tom Hollander and More!BWW TV: Go Inside Opening Night of TRAVESTIES with Tom Hollander and More!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 25, 2018

Travesties, a limited engagement through Sunday, June 17, 2018, opened just last night at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). We're taking you inside the festivities below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for TRAVESTIES!Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for TRAVESTIES!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 25, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) - in association with Chocolate Factory Productions (David Babani, Artistic Director) and Sonia Friedman Productions -present the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tom Hollander & Company Take Opening Night Bows in TRAVESTIES!Photo Coverage: Tom Hollander & Company Take Opening Night Bows in TRAVESTIES!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 25, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) - in association with Chocolate Factory Productions (David Babani, Artistic Director) and Sonia Friedman Productions -present the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties. (more...)

BWW Review: Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES or A Novelist, A Communist and A Dadaist Walk Into A LibraryBWW Review: Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES or A Novelist, A Communist and A Dadaist Walk Into A Library
by Michael Dale - Apr 25, 2018

Czech-born British dramatist Tom Stoppard, whose densely intellectual plays may be the most potent argument known for America's need to step up its public education funding, was first noticed on these Atlantic shores in the 1960s for shining a spotlight on two minor Shakespearean characters in ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In on Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES on BroadwayReview Roundup: Critics Weigh In on Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES on Broadway
by Review Roundups - Apr 24, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) - in association with Chocolate Factory Productions (David Babani, Artistic Director) and Sonia Friedman Productions -present the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Tom Hollander and Company in TRAVESTIES on Broadway!BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Tom Hollander and Company in TRAVESTIES on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 20, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) - in association with Chocolate Factory Productions (David Babani, Artistic Director) and Sonia Friedman Productions -present the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Hollander & Company in TRAVESTIES on Broadway!Photo Flash: First Look at Tom Hollander & Company in TRAVESTIES on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) - in association with Chocolate Factory Productions (David Babani, Artistic Director) and Sonia Friedman Productions -present the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties. (more...)

Roundabout's TRAVESTIES Begins Previews TonightRoundabout's TRAVESTIES Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) - in association with Chocolate Factory Productions (David Babani, Artistic Director) and Sonia Friedman Productions - is pleased to present the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties. (more...)

Meet the Cast of Roundabout's TRAVESTIES- Now in Previews!Meet the Cast of Roundabout's TRAVESTIES- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 29, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties begins previews tonight! Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

BWW TV: What's TRAVESTIES All About? Tom Hollander and Company Explain!BWW TV: What's TRAVESTIES All About? Tom Hollander and Company Explain!
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 11, 2018

The cast of Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties met the press this week and BroadwayWorld was on hand to catch all the action. Get the full scoop on the play straight from the cast below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of Roundabout's TRAVESTIES Meets The PressPhoto Coverage: The Cast of Roundabout's TRAVESTIES Meets The Press
by Walter McBride - Mar 6, 2018

The cast of Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties met the press this week and BroadwayWorld was on hand to catch all the action. Check out the first photos of the full cast below! (more...)

Dan Butler Joins Tom Hollander and Company in TRAVESTIES on BroadwayDan Butler Joins Tom Hollander and Company in TRAVESTIES on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) - in association with Chocolate Factory Productions (David Babani, Artistic Director) and Sonia Friedman Productions - has just announced final casting for the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties. (more...)

First Broadway Revival of TRAVESTIES, Starring Tom Hollander, Finds Full CompanyFirst Broadway Revival of TRAVESTIES, Starring Tom Hollander, Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company - in association with Chocolate Factory Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions - has announced the full cast joining Tom Hollander in the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play Travesties. (more...)

BWW Review: TRAVESTIES, Apollo Theatre
by Alexandra Coghlan - Feb 16, 2017

'What did you do during the war, Dada?' Somewhere underneath the relentless punning and the pastiche, the whistle-stop wit and the whirling theoretical debate, there's a seriousness to Tom Stoppard's 1974 Travesties that feels horribly prescient. The intellectual hijinks are genuinely hilarious, but there's no disguising the weight of the question they restlessly scamper over and clamber round: what can artists do when faced with social crisis? Can their work claim political agency, or are they just schoolboys with a chit to get them off chores, daubing happily away in a corner? (more...)

Photo Flash: Tom Stoppard, Trevor Nunn & More at TRAVESTIES West End Opening
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Last night was the official opening of the West End transfer of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES, which had a hit run at the Menier Chocolate Factory last year. Patrick Marber directs the revival, with a cast that features Tom Hollander, Clare Foster, Freddie Fox, Forbes Masson, Peter McDonald, Amy Morgan, Sarah Quist and Tim Wallers. (more...)

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