RIALTO CHATTER: Billy Crudup to Return to Broadway in Arcadia?

September 15
8:34 AM 2010



Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Billy Crudup will be returning to Broadway in Arcadia, a show in which he made his Broadway debut back in 1995. The show is set to launch in February. 

Crudup made his professional stage debut at the Vineyard Theatre in 1994 in Chiori Miyagawa's play AMERICA DREAMING, directed by Michael Mayer. He won a Tony Award for his performance in Tom Stoppard's THE COAST OF UTOPIA, and also starred on Broadway in THE PILLOWMAN, THE ELEPHANT MAN and ARCADIA. His numerous film credits include SLEEPERS, INVENTING THE ABBOTTS, ALMOST FAMOUS, BIG FISH, WATCHMEN and PUBLIC ENEMIES.

Arcadia received its world premiere in 1993 at the National Theatre. Directed by Trevor Nunn, the production transferred to the West End and then to Broadway. Tom Stoppard went on to win both the Laurence Olivier Award and the New York Drama Critics' Best New Play Award.

The play takes place in April 1809 at 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 are piecing together puzzling clues, curiously recalling those events of 1809, in their quest for an increasingly elusive truth.


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