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Stoppard's Epic 'Coast of Utopia'

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Stoppard's Epic 'Coast of Utopia'

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Stoppard's Epic 'Coast of Utopia'

Stoppard's Epic 'Coast of Utopia'

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A trilogy by Tom Stoppard called The Coast of Utopia comes to New York City's Lincoln Center on Nov. 27. The three-part epic, which has 44 cast members, begins in 1833 and spans 30 years, centering on a band of Russian intellectuals.

Tom Vitale reports on the challenges of planning, rehearsing, and presenting the plays in succession — and in one-day marathons — toward the end of the run.