Oh come on, you knew “Leopoldstadt” wasn’t going anywhere.
The sensationally moving and profound Tom Stoppard play has just been extended through July. They’ve got to keep it open because Stoppard is going to win the Tony Award for Best Play. and maybe the Pulitzer and a bunch of other awards.
“Leopoldstadt” received rave reviews and is doing very well at the box office. For the last six weeks it’s brought in over $1 million a week. A lot of musicals are certainly envious.
Stoppard’s play is set in Vienna between the early 1900s and 1937 among wealthy Jews who don’t realize they cannot escape the coming Nazi invasion. The antisemitism is there, but they refuse to see it and think they’ve assimilated into Austrian society. It’s Stoppard’s family story, but it’s also a warning to Jews today who think the current climate of hate is not directed at us.
I will see this play again as soon as tickets are available. Everyone should!