ARCADIA Begins Final Week Of Limited Engagement
The Tony® nominated revival of Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA directed by David Leveaux, begins the final week of its limited engagement tonight at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). When it ends its run, as previously announced, on Sunday, June 19, ARCADIA will have played 73 regular performances and 35 preview performances.
The production received Tony Award® nominations for Best Revival of a Play and Best Featured Actor in a Play (Billy Crudup). In addition, the production received a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Tom Riley), Drama League nominations for Distinguished Revival of a Play and two nominations for Distinguished Performance (Billy Crudup, Raúl Esparza), and a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut (Grace Gummer).
The Broadway cast includes Margaret Colin, Billy Crudup, Raúl Esparza, Glenn Fleshler, Grace Gummer, Edward James Hyland, Byron Jennings, Bel Powley, Tom Riley, Noah Robbins, David Turner and Lia Williams.
Bel Powley, Tom Riley, and Lia Williams are appearing with the support of Actors' Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association for its assistance of this production.
ARCADIA is set in April 1809 in a stately home in Derbyshire. Thomasina, a gifted pupil, proposes a startling theory, beyond her comprehension. All around her, the adults, including her tutor Septimus, are preoccupied with secret desires, illicit passions and professional rivalries. Two hundred years later, academic adversaries Hannah and Bernard (Lia Williams and Billy Crudup) are piecing together puzzling clues, curiously recalling those events of 1809, in their quest for an increasingly elusive truth.
ARCADIA opened on Thursday, March 17 to acclaim from critics. Ben Brantley of The New York Times said, "Feel the heat rising, Arcadia is propelled by genuine, panting passion. Experience the ingenuity and seamlessness of Stoppard's time-traveling craftsmanship, but also feel the emphatic imagination brought to characters you may wind up realizing you never fully grasped before," John Lahr of The New Yorker said "Arcadia is one of the great plays of my theatergoing life," Scott Brown of New York Magazine called it "an exquisite revival of Stoppard's masterpiece," and Melissa Rose Bernardo of Entertainment Weekly said "It's a fantastic evening. Love, sex, literature, and the second law of thermodynamics collide in Arcadia."
ARCADIA is produced on Broadway by Sonia Friedman Productions, Roger Berlind, Stephanie P. McClelland, Scott M. Delman, Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Robert G. Bartner, Olympus Theatricals and Doug Smith, in association with Janine Safer Whitney.