Some of the top stage stars of our day have jumped at the opportunity to play 19th century Russia's top intellectuals. Either that, or they were just excited about appearing in a new Tom Stoppard play. The work is the huge, three-parter The Coast of Utopia , and it will star Billy Crudup, Richard Easton, Jennifer Ehle, Josh Hamilton, David Harbour, Ethan Hawke, Brían F. O'Byrne and Martha Plimpton.Me too.
The thesps will work hard for their meal ticket. The three parts, called Voyage, Shipwreck and Salvage , will open on Nov. 5, Dec. 21 and Feb. 15, 2007, respectively. During the final three-and-one-half weeks of the production's run, audiences will have the opportunity to see all three parts in succession. Also, on three Saturdays—Feb. 24, March 3 and March 10—theatregoers will be able to see all three plays in one-day marathons beginning at 11 AM. Hope those guys get Sunday off on those weekends.
Sunday, June 25, 2006
For the Utopia Trilogy, provided by Playbill News.