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Alice Eve and Rufus Sewell in Rock 'n' Roll
(© Johan Persson)
Alice Eve and Rufus Sewell in Rock 'n' Roll
(© Johan Persson)
Sir Tom Stoppard's award-winning London hit Rock 'n' Roll will begin previews on October 18 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, with an official opening slated for November 4.

The show, to again be directed by Trevor Nunn, will feature members of the original London company, including Brian Cox, Sinead Cusack, Rufus Sewell, Alice Eve, and Nicole Ansari. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

Set design is by Robert Jones, costume design is by Emma Ryott, lighting design is by Howard Harrison and sound design by Ian Dickinson.

The play spans the years 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.

Stoppard's most recent work, The Coast of Utopia, closed last weekend at Lincoln Center. It received 10 Tony Award nominations, including Best Play. He previously received Tony Awards for Best Play for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Travesties, and The Real Thing.

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