Play - Original

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

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  • First Preview: October 27, 1975
  • Opening Date: October 30, 1975
  • Closing Date: March 13, 1976
  • Previews: 3
  • Performances: 156

Playwright: Tom Stoppard


A British military official recalls serving in Zurich while James Joyce and Vladimir Lenin were also there. He imagines a meeting between the two men, which is performed in the style of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.


Opening Night Cast

James Booth James Joyce
John Bott Bennett
Frances Cuka Nadezhda Krupskaya
Tim Curry in Travesties Tim Curry Tristan Tzara
Beth Morris Cecily Carruthers
Meg Wynn Owen Gwendolen Carr
Harry Towb Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Lenin)
John Wood Henry Carr
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Opening Night Production Credits

Tom Stoppard Tom Stoppard Writer
  Peter Wood Director
  William Chappell Movement Director
  Carl Toms Scenic Design
  Carl Toms Costume Design
  Robert Ornbo Lighting Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Outstanding Actor in a Play John Wood Winner
1976 Outstanding Lighting Design Robert Ornbo Nominee

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Best Play Tom Stoppard Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1976 Actor in a Play John Wood Winner
1976 Direction of a Play Peter Wood Nominee
1976 Play Tom Stoppard Winner
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