Salvage, Third Part of Utopia Trilogy, Changes Opening Date

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Salvage, the third part of Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia trilogy, has changed its opening date.

Originally scheduled to open Feb. 15, the work, which is now in rehearsals, will open Feb. 18 at 8 PM at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Previews for the final part of the epic work will begin Jan. 30.

Parts One (Voyage) and Two (Shipwreck) are currently running in rotation at the Lincoln Center theatre. All three parts will eventually be performed on a rotating schedule. There will be nine Saturday marathons, in which all three parts are performed in one day: Feb. 24, March 3, March 10, March 24, March 31, April 7, April 21, April 28 and May 5.

The eight-hour trilogy, directed by Broadway veteran Jack O'Brien (Hairspray, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), boasts a cast of 44, including Billy Crudup, Richard Easton, Jennifer Ehle, Josh Hamilton, David Harbour, Jason Butler Harner, Ethan Hawke, Amy Irving, Brían F. O'Byrne and Martha Plimpton.

The play has sets by Bob Crowley and Scott Pask, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Brian MacDevitt (Voyage), Kenneth Posner (Shipwreck) and Natasha Katz (Salvage) and original music and sound design by Mark Bennett.

O'Brien previously directed LCT's productions of Stoppard's plays Hapgood and The Invention of Love. LCT also produced Stoppard's Arcadia. The Coast of Utopia premiered at the National Theatre in London in 2002 in a production directed by Trevor Nunn.

Tickets to The Coast of Utopia, which runs through May 13, are available by visiting www.telecharge.com or www.coastofutopia.com.

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