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Get tickets to the first Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard’s brilliant comedy, Travesties, back from a highly successful run at London's Menier Chocolate Factory and the West End.

Why Watch Travesties

Travesties premiered in Aldwych Theater in London in 1974, and has since become one of Tom Stoppard’s most famous plays. Having won a Tony for Best Play in 1976, the play explores the themes of revolution in art and politics, and the role of the artist within the same, all performed in the style of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Ernest.
The play, directed by Patrick Marber, was the first in the history of the Menier Chocolate Factory to sell out ahead of its first preview.

The Story

The play follows Henry Carr, who remembers his interactions with James Joyce while he was writing Ulysses, Lenin until the Russian Revolution, and Tristan Tzara during the rise of Dada - all in 1917, when he was in Zurich.

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Comedy | Theater fans

Critics Reviews

"Travesties is, in its anarchic and magical exuberance, a tonic from start to finish..."
– The Guardian

"...intensely entertaining and infectiously theatrical"
– Time Out London

Show Details

Show Timings

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8 PM
Wednesday, Saturday 2 PM & 8 PM
Sunday 3 PM

Between May 8-18, 2018, all 8 PM shows will start an hour earlier.


Leading Roles
Tom Hollander as Henry Carr
Peter McDonald as James Joyce
Seth Numrich as Tristan Tzara
Nicholas Woodeson as Lenin
Scarlett Strallen as Gwendolen
Sara Topham as Cecily
Opal Alladin as Nadya
Patrick Kerr as Bennett

Patrick Marber

Tom Stoppard

Know Before You Go

Suitable for ages 12 and up.

Available Facilities
In-house lounge
Assisted listening devices available
Wheelchair accessible

The American Airlines theatre has a seating capacity of 740.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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All Broadway and Off-Broadway show tickets are non-refundable.

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American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street, New York, New York

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