“Succession” is coming to an end. So what’s next for Jeremy Strong? He’s returning to Broadway.
Strong, whose celebrity skyrocketed with her portrayal of the scheming Kendall Roy in HBO’s “Succession,” will star next year in a Broadway revival of the classic play “An Enemy of the People.” Strong will portray the title character, Dr. Thomas Stockman, a physician who becomes an outcast when he decides to reveal that the water in the local spa baths is contaminated.
The play was written by Henrik Ibsen in 1882 and has been staged 10 times on Broadway, most recently in 2012. There have been other New York productions as well; A socially distanced one-woman version of the show was staged at the Park Avenue Armory in 2021 while the coronavirus pandemic raged.
This new production will feature a script rewritten by playwright Amy Herzog, who is no stranger to reinterpreting Ibsen: Her revised version of Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” is now on Broadway, starring Jessica Chastain. are in the role.
Strong, who won an Emmy Award for his work on “Succession,” previously appeared on Broadway in the 2008 revival of “A Man for All Seasons.” He has also appeared in several Off Broadway productions.
The “Enemy of the People” revival will be directed by Herzog’s husband Sam Gould, who won a Tony Award for directing the musical “Fun Home” and whose recent Broadway ventures have been polarizing productions of Shakespeare’s “King Lear” and “Fun Home.” are” Macbeth.
“Enemy of the People” is scheduled to run for 16 weeks in early 2024; An announcement on Friday did not specify exact dates or theaters, and did not reveal further casting. The producers are Seaview (Greg Nobel and Jana Shea) and Patrick Catullo, who previously collaborated on Mike Birbiglia’s one-man show “The Old Man and the Pool”.