In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, FOLCS was proud to present a live post-show conversation with the Broadway cast of Leopoldstadt, Tom Stoppard’s Tony nominated and most personal play.
Set in Vienna, the Olivier Award-winning play takes its title from the Jewish quarter. This passionate drama of love and endurance begins in the last days of 1899 and follows one extended family deep into the heart of the 20th century. Full of his customary wit and beauty, Stoppard’s late work spans fifty years of time over two hours.
Following the performance on April 18th, 2023, select members of the cast joined FOLCS Creative Director, Thane Rosenbaum, onstage at the Longacre Theatre for a one-hour conversation. Fictionalized from Tom Stoppard’s own story, it is one of the most Tony Award nominated plays of the season, at a time when anti-Semitism is on the rise, and the memory of the Holocaust tragically appears to be fading.
Prayer for the French Republic, All The Way, Beautiful, Nikolai and the Others, Road, The Metal Children, Mary Rose, Celebration, Final Follies, Stone Cold Dead Serious, A Lie of the Mind, Steel Magnolias, Balm in Gilead. Regional: A.R.T., Huntington, Long Wharf, George Street, Williamstown, Portland Stage, Westport. TV: “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Bull,” “Madame Secretary,” “The Americans.” Film: Margaret, Irrational Man, The Greatest Showman. Awards: Obie Sustained Excellence of Performance, Richard Seff 2022, BWW Award, Drama Desk Ensemble. Nominations: Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, Irne. Directing: A Doll’s House, Part 2.
Theatre includes: Leopoldstadt (Wyndham’s Theatre), Bartholomew Fair (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Comedy About a Bank Robbery (Criterion); The Knowledge (Charing Cross Theatre); The Witches (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Bad Jews (UK Theatre Award/The Arts Theatre/St. James Theatre/Theatre Royal, Bath); The Way Of The World (Chichester Festival Theatre); Sleeping Beauty (Birmingham Repertory Theatre); Chicken Soup with Barley (Royal Court); The Gondoliers (Sierra Madre Playhouse); A Christmas Carol (Grove Theater Centre); A Murder Is Announced (The Lyceum/Arrow Rock); The Two Gentlemen Of Verona (Commonwealth Shakespeare Co). Television /film includes: “Episodes,” The Night Watch, Josephine and the Roach.
Off-Broadway: Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight, Tuesdays with Morrie, Strictly Personal. National: Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Regional: Goodman, Court, Victory Gardens, Drury Lane, Chicago Shakespeare, Silk Road Rising, Next, A.C.T., Cincinnati Playhouse, Milwaukee Rep, Cleveland Playhouse, Studio Theater, Hartford TheaterWorks, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Barrington Stage, Notre Dame Shakespeare, Arkansas Repertory, Worcester Foothills, Mill Mountain, National Shakespeare. TV/Film: “Empire,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago PD,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Law and Order: CI,” “Conviction, “Sopranos” (web), “As The World Turns,” “Asphalt Man,” Miskits, Auteur Theory, Alchemy, Justice, House of Satisfaction, Alternative Universe: Rescue Mission. Daniel is also a director, writer, and professor of acting and directing at the University of Michigan.
Eden Epstein is making her Broadway debut. She’s currently a series regular on the hit Apple TV+ dystopian action-drama “See,” co-starring as Lt. Wren, opposite Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista. She co-starred as the wild Ariel on “Sweetbitter,” the Starz series based on Stephanie Danler’s best-selling novel. Eden is a graduate of NYU’s Gallatin School. She trained and performed under George Balanchine’s muse, Yvonne Mounsey, at the Westside School of Ballet in Los Angeles. Eden would love to thank Jennifer Gelfer who has been her acting teacher and champion from the very beginning.
Broadway: The Cherry Orchard. Broadway National Tour: The Play That Goes Wrong. New York: Park Avenue Armory (Hamlet, Oresteia). Regional: The Shakespeare Theatre Company (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure for Measure, Coriolanus, Wallenstein), Florida Studio Theatre (PTGW). Jacqui is a Northwestern Alumna and proud member of Actors Equity Association (#1U!). IG: @jacquijarrold. www.jacquelinejarrold.com
Brandon Uranowitz is a 2019 Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee for his performance as Larry in the Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson’s Burn This, and a 2023 Tony Award nominee for his performance in Leopoldstadt. Brandon most recently appeared as Leon Czolgosz in the 2021 off-Broadway revival of Assassins at CSC, directed by John Doyle. He previously received Tony Award nominations for his performances in An American in Paris and Falsettos. Other Broadway credits include The Band’s Visit, Prince of Broadway, and Baby, It’s You!. Screen credits include the films Here Today, The Kitchen, and Stage Fright, and television series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Fosse/Verdon,” “Dietland,” “Blue Bloods,” “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”