Wednesday, June 21, 2006


You will not believe this. Our cup runneth over! There's a new project in the works!!

This just in via USA Today:

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York production of The Coast of Utopia, Tom Stoppard's trilogy of plays lasting more than nine hours, will feature a cast that includes Billy Crudup, Ethan Hawke and Martha Plimpton, it was announced Tuesday.

Lincoln Center Theater will devote much of its 2006-07 season to Utopia, the collective title for the three works. Among the other, more than two dozen actors in the mammoth production will be Richard Easton, Jennifer Ehle, Josh Hamilton, David Harbour and Brian F. O'Byrne.

Utopia, which will be directed by Jack O'Brien, focuses on a group of 19th-century Russian intellectuals, including novelist Ivan Turgenev and radical theorist Alexander Herzen, over a turbulent 30-year period.

It starts with Voyage, opening Nov. 5, moves on to Shipwreck, opening Dec. 21, and finishes with Salvage, opening Feb. 15. The engagement at the Vivian Beaumont Theater ends March 11.

During the final three and a half weeks of the run, theatergoers will be able to see the plays in succession — including three dates (Feb. 24, March 3 and March 10) when all three can be viewed in one day.

Praps "oh, Toooom" worked!

And a footnote about Michael Clayton - the word on the street (IMDB) is that it'll be due sometime in the first quarter of 2007, maybe February.

PS. Have tinkered with the posting time so this stays up the top for a little while. Go down for the usual Macbeth stuff.

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