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Travesties New York TicketsFor an evening of absurd humor, historical satire and unrivaled hilarity, nothing compares to Tom Stoppard's Travesties. As relevant today as it was when it was first produced in 1974, Travesties was written by the prolific, award-winning playwright of The Real Thing, Arcadia, Rock 'n' Roll, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Jumpers, among many others. Travesties first premiered in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at London's Aldwych Theatre under Peter Wood's direction. Patrick Marber, meanwhile, received an Outer Critic's Circle Best Director nomination.
The Importance of Being IronicTravesties takes place in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1917 while World War I plays out in the background. It tells of the imperfect memories recalled by senile Henry Carr of encounters with Vladimir Lenin before the Russian revolution, Tristan Tzara, the flamboyant founder of the Dada movement, and James Joyce, author of modernist fiction, while he, Carr, performed the lead role of Algernon in the play titled The Importance of Being Earnest. Joyce happens to be on the crew of that performance as he works on writing his future masterpiece, Ulysses, in the background. Lenin, meanwhile, is in the process of forming what will become the Soviet Union. The action of the play takes place in two locations: a corner of the public library and Henry Carr's apartment drawing room. Travesties first ran in New York at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre between October 30, 1975, and March 13, 1978. The original run of Travesties won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1974. It also won the Evening Standard Award and the Drama Critic's Circle Award for Best Comedy. The latest revival of Travesties was nominated for four additional Tony Awards for Best Play Revival, Best Director for Patrick Marber, Best Actor for Tom Hollander and Best Sound Designer for Adam Cork. Tom Hollander also received a Best Actor nomination for an Olivier Award, and he and Roundabout Theater Company were both nominated for Outer Critic's Circle Award, Drama Desk and Drama League Awards.
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Where is Travesties New York being staged?The latest revival of Travesties premiered in 2016 at London's Menier Chocolate Factory before moving to the Roundabout Theatre Production at New York's American Airlines Theatre at 227 West 42nd Street from April 24, 2018, to June 17, 2018.
Is Travesties appropriate for children?Travesties is not suitable for young children as it contains lurid content and its intellectual themes and comedy are likely to go over their heads. For example, much of the dialogue is written in riddle, rhyme, limerick, blank verse and other non-traditional forms.
Who is in the Travesties New York cast?Joining Best Actor Tony winner Tom Hollander as Henry Carr in the Travesties New York production are Peter McDonald as James Joyce, Dan Butler as Lenin and Seth Numrich as Tristan Tzara. Supporting them are Scarlett Strallen as Gwendolyn, the attractive and strong-willed younger sister of Henry Carr, Sara Topham as Cecily, another attractive and strong-willed woman depicted both as her younger and older self, Opal Alladin as Nadezhda Krupskaya, or Nadya, Lenin's middle-aged wife, and Patrick Kerr as Bennett, Henry Carr's manservant. Henry Carr also appears, incidentally, as both his younger and older self.
How long is Travesties running time?Travesties New York runs for two hours and 30 minutes. It has one intermission.
What can I expect from Travesties?Travesties combines poetry, farce and vaudeville in a ribald and rip-roaring period piece inspired by literature, politics and history. Although not a musical, there's even a little song and dance peppered throughout.
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