Jeremy Strong to Star in Broadway Revival of ‘An Enemy of the People’

Jeremy Strong to Star in Broadway Revival of ‘An Enemy of the People’

“Succession” is ending. So what’s subsequent for Jeremy Strong? He’s returning to Broadway.

Strong, whose movie star has skyrocketed along with his portrayal of the scheming Kendall Roy in HBO’s “Succession,” will star subsequent yr in a Broadway revival of the traditional play “An Enemy of the People.” Strong will painting the title character, Dr. Thomas Stockmann, a doctor who turns into a pariah when he decides to disclose that the water in native spa baths is contaminated.

The play was written in 1882 by Henrik Ibsen and has been staged on Broadway 10 occasions, most just lately in 2012. There have been different New York productions, too; a socially distanced one-woman model of the present was staged on the Park Avenue Armory in 2021, whereas the coronavirus pandemic was raging.

This new manufacturing will characteristic a script rewritten by the playwright Amy Herzog, who is not any stranger to reimagining Ibsen: Her revised model of Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” is now on Broadway, with Jessica Chastain within the starring position.

Strong, who gained an Emmy award for his work on “Succession,” beforehand appeared on Broadway in a 2008 revival of “A Man for All Seasons.” He has additionally appeared in a number of Off Broadway productions.

The “Enemy of the People” revival shall be directed by Herzog’s husband, Sam Gold, who gained a Tony Award for guiding the musical “Fun Home,” and whose more moderen Broadway ventures have been polarizing productions of Shakespeare’s “King Lear” and “Macbeth.”

“An Enemy of the People” is scheduled to run for 16 weeks in early 2024; an announcement on Friday didn’t specify the precise dates or the theater, and didn’t reveal any additional casting. The producers are Seaview (Greg Nobile and Jana Shea) and Patrick Catullo, who beforehand collaborated on Mike Birbiglia’s one-man present “The Old Man & the Pool.”

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