Arcadia's Creative Team Announced; Hildegard Bechtler Recreates London Set Design

News   Arcadia's Creative Team Announced; Hildegard Bechtler Recreates London Set Design
 
The complete creative team has been announced for the Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, starring Tony Award winner Billy Crudup, Raúl Esparza and Margaret Colin.

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The Broadway production is based on the 2009 London revival, which five-time Tony Award-nominated director David Leveaux staged at the Duke of York's Theatre. Leveaux will repeat his duties for the Broadway revival, which will begin previews Feb. 25 at the Barrymore Theatre and officially open March 17. Arcadia is billed as a limited engagement through June 19.

Hildegard Bechtler, who rendered the scenic designs for the London revival, will also design the Broadway production. The creative team will also include Gregory Gale (costumes), Donald Holder (lighting), David Van Tieghem (sound), Corin Buckeridge (music) and Jodi Moccia (choreography).

As previously reported, Crudup (The Coast of Utopia, The Pillowman), who originated the role of Septimus Hodge in the play's 1995 Broadway debut, will play Bernard Nightingale in the revival. The cast also features Esparza (Company, The Homecoming) as Valentine Coverlyk, Colin (Old Acquaintance) as Lady Croom, Glenn Fleshler (Spring Awakening) as Captain Brice, Grace Gummer (Much Ado About Nothing) as Chloë Coverly, Edward James Hyland (Festen) as Jellaby, Byron Jennings (The Merchant of Venice) as Richard Noakes, Bel Powley (Tusk Tusk) as Thomasina Coverly, Tom Riley (Hurts Given and Received) as Septimus Hodge, Noah Robbins (Brighton Beach Memoirs, Secrets of the Trade) as Gus Coverly/Augustus Coverly, David Turner (The Invention of Love) as Ezra Chater and Lia Williams (Skylight, The Homecoming) as Hannah Jarvis.

The Broadway revival is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Roger Berlind, Stephanie P. McClelland, Scott M. Delman, Robert G. Bartner, Olympus Theatricals and Doug Smith.

Arcadia, according to producers, "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 (Williams and Crudup) are piecing together puzzling clues, curiously recalling those events of 1809, in their quest for an increasingly elusive truth." Tom Stoppard is a four-time Tony Award winner for his plays The Coast of Utopia, The Real Thing, Travesties and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. His works for the stage also include Rock 'n' Roll, Arcadia, The Invention of Love, Jumpers, Artist Descending a Staircase and Night and Day. Stoppard won an Academy Award for his screenplay for "Shakespeare in Love."

Leveaux staged the Broadway revivals of Stoppards Jumpers and The Real Thing. On Broadway he has also directed Cyrano de Bergerac, The Glass Menagerie, Fiddler on the Roof, Nine, Betrayal, Electra, Anna Christie, A Moon for the Misbegotten and Miss Julie.

For tickets visit Telecharge. The Barrymore Theatre is located at 243 West 47th Street.

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