“The Sopranos” star Michael Imperioli is set to make his Broadway debut in the upcoming production of “An Enemy of the People” this winter. He will be starring opposite Jeremy Strong in the adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s play, which is set to play at the Circle in the Square Theatre for a 16-week engagement beginning on February 27, with the official opening night scheduled for March 18.
The production has also garnered attention due to the involvement of Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment as part of the lead producing team. This marks Plan B’s first foray into Broadway, adding to their impressive list of credits in the entertainment industry, which includes producing acclaimed films such as “Moonlight” and “12 Years A Slave.” Recently, the production company also struck a deal with Audible for upcoming audio projects.
In “An Enemy of the People,” Imperioli will portray Peter Stockmann, the brother of Strong’s character, Dr. Thomas Stockmann. The play revolves around Dr. Stockmann’s efforts to raise awareness about the town’s unsafe spa water, despite facing opposition from the community and his own family. The complete casting for the production will be announced at a later date.
Imperioli is best known for his role as Christopher in the iconic series “The Sopranos,” which earned him critical acclaim and an Emmy Award for outstanding supporting actor. He has also appeared in recent projects such as the most recent season of “White Lotus” and season two of Hulu’s “The Fool.” Additionally, he has completed work on Paul Schrader’s film “Oh Canada,” co-starring Richard Gere and Uma Thurman.
The production will be directed by Sam Gold, with a creative team that includes scenic design by dots, costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Isabella Byrd, and sound design by Mikaal Sulaiman.
Imperioli’s involvement in the Broadway production adds to the anticipation and excitement surrounding “An Enemy of the People.” His transition to the stage is highly anticipated by both fans and industry insiders, as he brings his wealth of talent and experience to a new medium.
The decision to adapt Ibsen’s classic play for a modern audience, coupled with the star-studded cast and production team, sets the stage for a compelling and thought-provoking theatrical experience. The themes of truth, integrity, and standing up against societal norms are as relevant today as they were when the play was first written, making it a pertinent and timely addition to the Broadway lineup.
With the combination of seasoned talent, compelling storytelling, and the backing of industry heavyweights, “An Enemy of the People” is poised to make a significant impact on the Broadway landscape this winter. Ticket sales and audience anticipation are expected to be high for this production, as theater enthusiasts eagerly await the opportunity to witness Michael Imperioli’s Broadway debut and experience the powerful storytelling that “An Enemy of the People” promises to deliver.