Travesties 1975

Ages: 12+
Opened: October 30, 1975
Closing: March 13, 1976

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Ethel Barrymore Theatre (Broadway)
243 West 47th St. New York, NY

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Eden Espinosa, Alison Pill, Asmeret Ghebremichael & More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 6, 2023

Williamstown Theatre Festival has revealed the lineup for the WTF Cabaret, a cabaret series curated in partnership with Tony Award nominee and Festival mainstay Christopher Fitzgerald. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Alex Brightman and Colin Donnell Join THE SHARK IS BROKEN on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 20, 2023

Two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman will star as Richard Dreyfuss opposite Colin Donnell as Roy Scheider, joining Ian Shaw in The Shark Is Broken on Broadway. Check out all of the details!

Who Will Win at the 2023 Tony Awards?
by Team BWW - Jun 9, 2023

Which Best Musical and Best Play nominees will take home the ultimate prize at the 2023 Tony Awards? We're breaking it down.

How Many Tom Stoppard Plays Have Been Performed on Broadway?
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 2, 2022

Leopoldstadt marks the 19th production of a Tom Stoppard play to open on Broadway since Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead opened 55 years ago. Stoppard has won four Best Play Tony Awards, more than any other playwright in history. What are the 18 other productions of Tom Stoppard plays to open on Broadway? Let's take a look back!

Who Will Win at the 2022 Tony Awards?
by Team BWW - Jun 11, 2022

Which Best Musical and Best Play nominees will win a Tony Award? BroadwayWorld has rounded up the winners of the Tony Awards, the Drama Desk Awards, the Drama League Awards and the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the last fifty years to compare winners year by year.

The Burry Fredrik Foundation Marks 10 Years Of Support For Connecticut's Non-Profit Professional Producing Theaters
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 31, 2022

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Burry Fredrik Foundation championing the growth and continuing health of Connecticut's non-profit professional producing theaters. Since 2012, the Foundation has granted over $3 million to a dozen Connecticut theaters with a proven track record of accomplishments. In 2022, $500,000 will be awarded. The Foundation was established by Burry Fredrik (1925-2012), a Tony Award-winning producer and noted director, who lived in Weston, CT.

BWW Feature: Five London Shows That Got Away
by Matt Wolf - Jan 25, 2021

An ever-mutating virus has led to general uncertainty on and off the West End about the start-up of live performance. That shifting scenario in turn brings to mind some of the titles from this time last year that were sounding especially promising and that, with luck, will reappear at some point to make good on their potential.

Who Will Win at the 2019 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 7, 2019

The 72nd Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 10th at 8/9c hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize...

Cave Theatre Co. Presents ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2018

Cave Theatre Co., in association with The Waterfront Museum, will present Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, directed by James Masciovecchio, October 12-27th, 2018 at The Waterfront Museum (290 Conover St, Brooklyn, NY 11231) with performances Friday and Today at 8pm.

Cave Theatre Co. Presents ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Cave Theatre Co., in association with The Waterfront Museum, will present Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, directed by James Masciovecchio, October 12-27th, 2018 at The Waterfront Museum (290 Conover St, Brooklyn, NY 11231) with performances Today and Saturday at 8pm.

Cave Theatre Co. Presents ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by Julie Musbach - Sep 7, 2018

Cave Theatre Co., in association with The Waterfront Museum, will present Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, directed by James Masciovecchio, October 12-27th, 2018 at The Waterfront Museum (290 Conover St, Brooklyn, NY 11231) with performances Friday and Saturday at 8pm.

Promethean Theatre Ensemble Announces 2018-19 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 24, 2018

Was Dr. Martin Luther King correct in saying the moral arc of the universe bends toward justice? Even if we do learn from the past, are we still doomed to repeat some of it? Promethean Theatre Ensemble Artistic Director Brian Pastor says, "Friedrich Nietzsche once noted that 'when we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.' As Promethean begins its 13th season, we are reminded of one of our founding tenets: that we tell stories of the past to illuminate our present. The themes that we explore this season challenge us to craft a better tomorrow by taking our cues from the boldest voices of yesteryear."

The Jamie Lloyd Company Announces Further Casting for PINTER AT THE PINTER
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2018

Keith Allen, Phil Davis, Paapa Essiedu, Rupert Graves, Gary Kemp, John Simm and Maggie Steed have joined the extraordinary company of Pinter at the Pinter, the unprecedented season featuring all twenty of Harold Pinter's one-act plays, running from September 2018 to February 2019, to mark the tenth anniversary of the Nobel Prize winner's death. The plays are directed by Jamie Lloyd, Patrick Marber, Ed Stambollouian, Lyndsey Turner and Lia Williams, with design by Soutra Gilmour, lighting design by Jon Clark and Richard Howell, and sound and music by George Dennis and Ben & Max Ringham. Further casting to be announced.

Who Will Win at the 2018 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special - Jun 10, 2018

The 72nd Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 10th at 8/9c hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize...

A BLANKET OF DUST to Premiere at Flea Theater Mainstage
by Julie Musbach - May 10, 2018

'A Blanket of Dust' is the story of a modern day Antigone.  The daughter of a U.S. Senator seeks justice for her husband, who has died in the World Trade Center. Her ordeal drives her to the outer fringes of society.  After struggling to establish facts that the government, the media, her family and her countrymen deny, she protests with a harrowing act of sacrificial tragedy.  The play's world premiere will be presented Off-Broadway by Delphi Film from June 6 to 30 at The Flea Theater Mainstage,  20 Thomas Street, directed by Chris Murrah.

A Conversation with Director Patrick Marber
by Roundabout Theatre Company - May 8, 2018

On April 21, 2018, Patrick Marber spoke about Travesties with Education Dramaturg Ted Sod as part of Roundabout Theatre Company's lecture series.

The Artistic Home Announces 2018-19 Season
by Julie Musbach - Apr 27, 2018

The Artistic Home Ensemble will present the Chicago premiere of Lauren Gunderson's ADA AND THE ENGINE as the final entry in its three-play 2018-19 season, according to company Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra, who announced the season today. The 36-year-old Gunderson was the most-produced playwright in America during 2017, according to American Theatre Magazine.

From the Artistic Director/CEA Todd Haimes: TRAVESTIES
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Mar 19, 2018

When I saw the Menier Chocolate Factory's production of Travesties on the West End last spring, I was stunned. Director Patrick Marber had captured Tom Stoppard's sprawling, absurdist epic with a captivating electricity that I had never before seen. Embracing the full power of Stoppard's explosively theatrical dive into the past, Patrick harnessed every bit of the play's sharp hilarity, keen topicality, and, most of all, boundless thrill. I knew that I needed to make Marber's triumphant and endlessly entertaining production part of our 2018-2019 season and give Travesties its first-ever Broadway revival since its 1975 debut, which won the Tony Award® for Best Play. A vortex of caricatural historical figures, clashing political philosophies, and radical artistic movements, Stoppard's early masterwork dismantles just about every convention of the Western stage and reassembles their parts into an entirely original theatrical machine. There's no simple narrative thread in this play, no strict adherence to the laws of our physical world, no clear divide between fact and fiction -- and no end to the tenets of artistic tradition that this whirlwind of a comedy deconstructs.

Brief 3/12: MEAN GIRLS Begins Previews, ADMISSIONS Opens, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 12, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Mean Girls begins previews on Broadway, Admissions opens off-Broadway and The Stone Witch begins previews off-Broadway.

Who Will Win at the 2017 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 11th at 8/9c hosted by Kevin Spacey. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize...

BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein.

Imelda Staunton-Led WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? to Hit Cinemas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Following the enormously successful opening of James Macdonald's new production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway, producers today announced the forthcoming live broadcast of the play to cinemas throughout the UK and beyond as part of National Theatre Live.

Aurora Theatre Company Extends Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 17, 2017

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional week of performances for THE REAL THING, Tom Stoppard's (The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) timeless comedy about an all-too-witty playwright who succumbs to the emotional ravages he puts his characters through. Timothy Near ("Master Harold"…and the boys) returns to Aurora to helm this Tony Award-winner for Best Play (1984) and Best Revival of a Play (2000), featuring Elijah Alexander, Liz Sklar, Carrie Paff (This Is How It Goes, A Delicate Balance, Collapse),Tommy Gorrebeeck (The Monster-Builder, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale), Seann Gallagher, and Emily Radosevich. THE REAL THING now plays through March 5th (added performances: Tuesday, February 28, 7pm; Wednesday, March 1, 8pm; Thursday, March 2, 8pm; Friday, March 3, 8pm; Saturday, March 4, 8pm; Sunday, March 5, 2pm, 7pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org.

Full Cast Announced for ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Further casting is today announced for Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead which previews from Saturday 25 February with a press night on Tuesday 7 March.

David Haig Joins Daniel Radcliffe in ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Vic today announces that David Haig will join Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead.

Travesties FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Travesties has had 4 productions including Broadway which opened in 1975, West End which opened in 2017, Broadway which opened in 2018 and which opened in 2018.
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Travesties has been nominated for several awards. It was nominated for Best Play at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. Additionally, Robert Ornbo was nominated for Outstanding Lighting Design at the Drama Desk Awards.
Travesties has won several awards, including Best Play at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. It also received recognition for Outstanding Lighting Design at the Drama Desk Awards, with Robert Ornbo being the recipient of this honor.

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