Caissie Levy, Brandon Uranowitz, More LEOPOLDSTADT Cast Try to Explain Play in 10 Seconds or Less

10 Seconds to Plot

Caissie Levy and Brandon Uranowitz | Photo: Theatrely

Brandon Schwartz
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September 14, 2022 10:00 AM

How do you condense a 2-plus hour epic Tom Stoppard play, the plot of which spans 56 years, into 10 seconds? The cast of that very play, Leopoldstadt, is giving it a go in the first episode of Theatrely’s newest video series, 10 Seconds to Plot, where we ask the casts of upcoming Broadway shows to tell us their show’s plot to the tune of a 10-second timer.

Cast members Caissie Levy, Brandon Uranowitz, David Krumholtz, Faye Castelow, and more were up to the challenge as they met with members of the press at New 42 Studios ahead of the start of performances. Previews for the new play begin tonight, September 14, at the Longacre Theatre. The Broadway production will officially open October 2.

Watch below to hear (a really rushed rendition of) what you have to look forward to in Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt

Leopoldstadt is Stoppard’s 19th play on Broadway. He’s won the Tony Award for Best Play four times—the most of any playwright. His newest play, which follows several generations of a Viennese Jewish family and is based largely on his own family history, debuted in London’s West End just before the pandemic forced a premature closure. Several actors from that original production have followed the play Stateside, rounding out the 38-member cast (which includes a whopping 24 Broadway debuts!).

The company includes Levy, Uranowitz, Krumholtz, Castelow, Jesse Aaronson, Betsy Aidem, Jenna Augen, Japhet Balaban, Corey Brill, Daniel Cantor, Erica Dasher, Eden Epstein, Gina Ferrall, Arty Froushan, Charlotte Graham, Matt Harrington, Jacqueline Jarrold, Sarah Killough, Colleen Litchfield, Tedra Millan, Aaron Neil, Seth Numrich, Anthony Rosenthal, Chris Stevens, Sara Topham, Dylan S. Wallach, Reese Bogin, Max Ryan Burach, Calvin James Davis, Michael Deaner, Romy Fay, Pearl Scarlett Gold, Jaxon Cain Grundleger, Wesley Holloway, Ava Michele Hyl, Joshua Satine, Aaron Shuf, and Drew Ryan Squire.

Directed by Patrick Marber, Leopoldstadt features set design by Richard Hudson, costume design by Brigitte Reiffenstuel, lighting design by Neil Austin, sound and original music by Adam Cork, video design by Isaac Madge, movement by Emily Jane Boyle, and hair, wig & makeup design by Campbell Young & Associates.

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Brandon Schwartz

Originally from Montreal, Quebec, Brandon Schwartz is a multi-disciplinary creative, with experience as a theatre producer, journalist, videographer, marketer, and performer. He holds a BA in Creative Industries from Toronto Metropolitan University, and previously contributed to the Broadway Briefing and Broadway News.