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ARCADIA┬'S Billy Crudup To Appear On Morning Joe

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Billy Crudup, Tony Award® Nominee for his role as 'Bernard Nightingale' in the critically acclaimed revival of Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA, directed by David Leveaux, will appear on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" tomorrow, May 17 (locally on MSNBC, channel 14 between 6AM - 9AM).

In addition to Crudup's Tony Award® nomination he has also been nominated for the Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award.

ARCADIA opened on Thursday, March 17 to critical acclaim. 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."

In addition to Crudup and Esparza, the Broadway cast includes Margaret Colin, Glenn Fleshler, Grace Gummer, Edward James Hyland, Byron Jennings, Bel Powley, Tom Riley, Noah Robbins, David Turner and Lia Williams.

The production has 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).

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.

David Leveaux's previous collaborations with Tom Stoppard include the Tony Award-winning revival of The Real Thing (which also played at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway) and the Tony-nominated revival of Jumpers. For both productions, he received Tony Award nominations for his direction. He also received Tony nominations for his direction of Nine, Anna Christie, and A Moon for the Misbegotten.

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.

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.

The creative team for ARCADIA includes: Hildegard Bechtler (set), Gregory Gale (costumes), Donald Holder (lighting), David Van Tieghem (sound), Corin Buckeridge (music) and Jodi Moccia (choreography).

In addition to the Barrymore Theatre box office, tickets are on sale online at Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.

ARCADIA performance schedule: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday at 2 PM & 8 PM, Thursday at 7 PM, Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.

www.ArcadiaBroadway.com

Photo Credit: Walter McBride/WM Photos

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