Neeson has spoken in interviews that his return to the Broadway stage will be in the O'Neill work or a revival of Camelot. Hall — who will also direct Neeson's wife Natasha Richardson in Streetcar in spring 2005 — is also attached as director of Camelot.
Hopkins is currently set to replace Emily Skinner in the national tour of Disney's On the Record. The actress has been previously seen Off-Broadway in Bare: A Pop Opera and Bat Boy: The Musical as well as in the Broadway revival of Noises Off.
Neeson made his Broadway debut with Roundabout in the 1993 revival of Anna Christie, co-starring Richardson, which garnered the Irish-born actor a Tony Award nomination and led to the couple's marriage. Neeson subsequently appeared on Broadway in The Judas Kiss and The Crucible, taking his second Tony nomination for the latter.
As a film actor, Neeson has appeared in "Schindler's List," "Nell," "Les Misérables," "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace," "Gangs of New York, "Love Actually" and opposite his Crucible co-star Laura Linney in "Kinsey" by "Chicago" screenwriter Bill Condon.
Set in 1828 near Boston, A Touch of the Poet finds an Irish immigrant who thinks himself a distinguished gentleman though evidence to the contrary is overwhelming. The down-on-his-luck man who is now a tavern owner finds himself in a quandary when his daughter falls for the son of a wealthy American.
Roundabout spokespersons could not confirm the production.