‘Coast of Utopia’ cast extended

Closing date of Tom Stoppard's three-play epic pushed back to May 13

Lincoln Center Theater has managed to corral the massive, starry cast of “The Coast of Utopia” into a nine-week extension, pushing the closing date of Tom Stoppard’s three-play epic back to May 13.

The first part of “Coast,” “Voyage,” earned strong reviews after it opened Nov. 27, and has virtually sold out, with subsequent parts also doing brisk biz.

Trilogy’s three plays, about nineteenth century Russian intellectuals, are opening one at a time over the season. Part two, “Shipwreck,” opens Dec. 21, and the final part, “Salvage,” bows Feb. 15.

Springtime extension includes six additional Saturdays during which auds can see all three parts of “Coast” performed in a single day.

Jack O’Brien (“Hairspray,” “Henry IV”) helms the production, which has a cast of more than three dozen that includes Billy Crudup, Ethan Hawke, Martha Plimpton, Brian F. O’Byrne, Amy Irving, and Richard Easton.