The Coast Of Utopia "Part One - Voyage"

The Coast Of Utopia "Part One - Voyage"
Theatre: Vivian Beaumont
Status: Closed
(October 17, 2006 - May 13, 2007 )
  • Preview: October 17, 2006
  • Open: November 17, 2006
  • Close: May 13, 2007
Play - American Premiere
Running Time: 3hrs

Tom Stoppard’s three-part epic. Beginning in mid-19th century Russia during the repressive reign of Tsar Nicholas I, this new work spans a period of thirty years as it tells the panoramic story of a group of Russian writers, headed by the radical theorist and editor Alexander Herzen, the novelist Ivan Turgenev, the literary critic Vissarion Belinsky, the aristocrat-turned-anarchist Michael Bakunin and the poet Nicholas Ogarev, who lead a band of like-minded countrymen in a revolutionary movement in which they strive to change and fix a political system by using their minds as their only weapon. The action of “The Coast of Utopia” begins in 1833 with “Part One – Voyage,” set in the Russian countryside as well as in Moscow and St. Petersburg. “Part Two - Shipwreck,” picks up thirteen years later outside Moscow and follows the characters’ exile to Paris, Dresden and Nice. “Part Three - Salvage,” takes place over a period of twelve years in London and Geneva.

For The Record:

“The Coast of Utopia” had its World Premiere at London’s National Theatre in 2002. Sidelight: Lincoln Center Theater will mount the three parts of “The Coast of Utopia” individually, rehearsing and performing each part in turn as the next opens.  During the final three and one-half weeks of the run, audiences will have the opportunity to see all three parts in succession.  And on three Saturdays (Feb 24, Mar 3 & Mar 10) theatergoers will be able to see all three parts in  one-day  marathons  beginning  at  11:00  AM.

Total Gross: $11,762,335
Average Weekly Gross: $405,598
Total Attendance: 170,533
Average Weekly Attendance: 91%

Staff & Creative Team

Casting Director:

Daniel Swee at Lincoln Center Theater

Advertising Representative:

Serino Coyne

Production Stage Manager:

Robert Bennett


Tom Stoppard


Jack O'Brien


Catherine Zuber


Brian MacDevitt

Sound & Original Music:

Mark Bennett


Vissarion Belinsky 10/17/2006 - 05/13/2007
Michael Bakunin 10/17/2006 - 05/13/2007
Alexander Bakunin 10/17/2006 - 05/13/2007
Alexander Herzen 10/17/2006 - 05/13/2007
Nicholas Ogarev 10/17/2006 - 05/13/2007
Nicholas Stankevich 10/17/2006 - 05/13/2007
Ivan Turgenev 10/17/2006 - 05/13/2007
Varvara 10/17/2006 - 05/13/2007
Varenka 10/17/2006 - 05/13/2007
Tatiana 10/17/2006 - 05/13/2007