The world premiere production was extended by one week to March 30. The production officially opened March 11. Previews began Feb. 19.
Conversations in Tusculum stars Brian Dennehy as Cicero, David Strathairn as Cassius, Maria Tucci as Servilia, Joe Grifasi as Syrus, Gloria Reuben as Porcia, and Aidan Quinn as Brutus, in the work that chronicles those entangled in Julius Caesar's world of manipulation and power.
Conversations in Tusculum is billed this way: "The country you love and the values it represents are being destroyed by a misguided leader. You can continue to live in relative comfort by not involving yourself, or you can take action to save the democracy you love."
Playwright Richard Nelson earned the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for James Joyce's The Dead, a production he also directed. His other works for Broadway include Two Shakespearean Actors, Some Americans Abroad, the book for the musical Chess, as well as adaptations of The Father, Accidental Death of an Anarchist and The Marriage of Figaro.
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