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Vivian Beaumont Theatre (New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway Seating Chart

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"Beginning in mid-19th century Russia during the repressive reign of Tsar Nicholas I, Tom Stoppard's sweeping epic spans a period of thirty years as it tells the panoramic story of a group of Russian intellectuals, headed by the radical theorist and editor Alexander Herzen, the novelist Ivan Turgenev, the literary critic Vissarion Belinsky, the poet Nicholas Ogarev, and the aristocrat-turned-anarchist Michael Bakunin, who lead a band of like-minded countrymen in a revolutionary movement in which they strive to change and fix a political system by using their minds as their only weapon."



The action of The Coast of Utopia, which premiered at London's National Theatre in 2002, begins in 1833 with Part One – Voyage, set in the Russian countryside as well as in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Part Two - Shipwreck, begins thirteen years later outside Moscow and follows the characters' exile to Paris, Dresden, and Nice. Part Three - Salvage, takes place over a period of twelve years in London and Geneva.


Tom Stoppard to Appear 2/14 for LCT's Platform Series
by BWW News Desk - January 31, 2007

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series will continue its 2006-2007 season on Wednesday, February 14, from 5:00 to 6:15 pm at the Kaplan Penthouse with a pre-performance talk with the Tony, Olivier and Oscar winning playwright, Tom Stoppard, whose trilogy, The Coast of Utopia, is playing at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. (more...)

Shipwreck, Part 2 of Coast of Utopia, Opens Dec. 21
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2006

Shipwreck, Part Two of Tom Stoppard's three-part play, The Coast of Utopia, opens on Thursday, December 21 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (more...)

Coast of Utopia: Shipwreck to Start Previews Dec. 6
by BWW News Desk - November 30, 2006

Shipwreck, Part Two of Tom Stoppard's three-part play, The Coast of Utopia, begins previews on Wednesday, December 6 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. This Lincoln Center Theater production, directed by Jack O'Brien, will open on Thursday, December 21 (more...)