This production began performances on 7th November 2007 and closed on 9th March 2008.
Triumphant. A passionately acted, decades-spanning tale of love, revolution and music. ROCK 'n' ROLL had me hooked.
The New York Times
ROCK 'n' ROLL spans the years from 1968-1990 from the double perspective of Prague, Czechoslovakia, where a rock 'n' roll band comes to symbolize resistance to the Communist regime, and of Cambridge, England, where the verities of love and death are shaping the lives of three generations in the family of a Marxist philosopher.
Exhilirating! An impassioned contemplation of rock and revolution. Rufus Sewell, Sinead Cusack and Brian Cox are superb. Trevor Nunn's production crackles. A play in which we happily groove to the guitar licks of history!
The Washington Post
Following a record-breaking run in London's West End, ROCK 'n' ROLL, a new play by Tom Stoppard, opened on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater (242 West 45th Street) on November 4, 2007. Previews began on October 19, 2007. The premiere of ROCK 'n' ROLL marks the 40th anniversary since Stoppard was introduced to Broadway audiences with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.
Directed by Trevor Nunn, members of the original London company, including Brian Cox, Sinead Cusack and Rufus Sewell (winner of the Olivier, London Evening Standard and London Critics' Circle Awards for his performance), along with Nicole Ansari and Alice Eve, appear in the Broadway production of ROCK 'n' ROLL.
ROCK 'n' ROLL received its world premiere at the Royal Court as part of their 50th Anniversary celebration and subsequently transferred to the Duke of York's Theatre for a sold-out run.
Winner of the London Evening Standard and London Critics' Circle Theatre Awards for Best New Play, ROCK 'n' ROLL is produced on Broadway by Bob Boyett & Sonia Friedman Productions, Ostar Productions, Roger Berlind, Tulchin/Bartner, Douglas G. Smith, Dancap Productions, Jam Theatricals and The Weinstein Company, in association with Lincoln Center Theater.
Nicole Ansari, Sinead Cusack and Rufus Sewell are appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association for its assistance to this production.
I wouldn't have missed it for the world.
The Wall Street Journal
SETH FISHER – The Piper/Policeman
ALICE EVE – Esme (Younger)/Alice
RUFUS SEWELL – Jan
BRIAN COX – Max
SINEAD CUSACK – Eleanor/Esme (Older)
MARY BACON – Gillian/Magda
QUENTIN MARÉ – Interrogator/Nigel
STEPHEN KUNKEN – Ferdinand
KEN MARKS – Milan/Waiter
NICOLE ANSARI – Lenka
BRIAN AVERS – Stephen
ALEXANDREA NEIL – Candida
ANNA O'DONOGHUE – Pupil
TOM STOPPARD – Playwright
TREVOR NUNN – Director
ROBERT JONES – Set Designer
EMMA RYOTT – Costume Designer
HOWARD HARRISON – Lighting Designer
IAN DICKINSON – Sound Designer