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BWW TV: Broadway Beat Goes Inside ARCADIA's Opening Night!

The new Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA, directed by David Leveaux, opened last night, March 17 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Tickets for this limited engagement are on sale through Sunday, June 19, 2011. Broadway Beat was on hand for the opening and takes you inside the party below!

The limited engagement stars 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.

David Leveaux's previous collaborations with Tom Stoppardinclude 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 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 is produced on Broadway by Sonia Friedman Productions, Roger Berlind, Stephanie P. McClelland, Scott M. Delman, Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Robert G. Bartner, Olympus Theatricalsand Doug Smith, in association with Janine Safer Whitney.

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).

ARCADIA performance schedule: Monday through Saturday at 8 PM, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday 2 PM through March 20, 2011. Beginning the week of March 21, performances are 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.


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