“Succession” is coming to an end. So what’s next for Jeremy Strong? He returns to Broadway.
Strong, whose celebrity has skyrocketed with his portrayal of the scheming Kendall Roy in HBO’s “Succession,” will star in a Broadway revival of the classic play “An Enemy of the People” next year. Strong plays the title character, Dr. Thomas Stockmann, a doctor who becomes a pariah when he decides to reveal that the water in local spa baths is contaminated.
Written in 1882 by Henrik Ibsen, the play has been performed on Broadway ten times, most recently in 2012. There have been other productions in New York as well; a socially distanced one-woman version of the show was performed at the Park Avenue Armory in 2021 as the coronavirus pandemic raged.
This new production will feature a script rewritten by playwright Amy Herzog, who is no stranger to Ibsen: her revised version of Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” is now on Broadway, starring Jessica Chastain.
Strong, who won an Emmy Award for his work on “Succession,” previously appeared on Broadway in a 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 Gold, who won a Tony Award for directing the musical “Fun Home,” and whose more recent Broadway projects include polarizing productions of Shakespeare’s “King Lear” and “Macbeth.”
“An Enemy of the People” is slated to run for 16 weeks in early 2024; an announcement on Friday did not specify exact dates or theater, and did not reveal further casting. The producers are Seaview (Greg Nobile and Jana Shea) and Patrick Catullo, who previously worked on Mike Birbiglia’s one-man show ‘The Old Man & the Pool’.