The first part of Tom Stoppard's long-awaited trilogy The Coast of Utopia opened on Monday at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater. The show's stars -- including Ethan Hawke, who plays the lead role of Michael Bakunin -- celebrated at Tavern on the Green after the performance.
Star Billy Crudup (left), who came to fame in Stoppard's Arcadia, is pictured here at the party with Utopia director Jack O'Brien and co-star Josh Hamilton.
Tony Award winner Brían F. O'Byrne appears only briefly in the trilogy's first part, Voyage, as Russian intellectual Alexander Herzen; but he will be seen much more prominently in the next two plays.
Lovely Amy Irving looks far more glamorous offstage than she does as the matriarch of the Bakunin clan.
Jennifer Ehle, who won a Tony for her performance in the revival of Stoppard's The Real Thing, plays the lovestruck Liubov Bakunin...
...while fellow Tony winner Richard Easton plays her father, Alexander, and Kellie Overbey plays her sister, Tatiana.
David Harbour, who co-starred with Easton in Stoppard's The Invention of Love, plays Ehle's love interest, Nicholas Stankevich.
And here's the man of the hour: Sir Tom Stoppard.
Lots of celebrities came out for the opening, among them the great Stockard Channing, who starred in Stoppard's Hapgood at Lincoln Center in 1994.
The wonderful Jill Clayburgh, who's starring in The Clean House downstairs at Lincoln Center's Mitzi Newhouse Theater, came with her equally talented daughter, Lily Rabe.
Swoosie Kurtz, Rabe's co-star in the Roundabout's production of Heartbreak House, was yet another Tony-winner on hand for the event.
Also among the opening night guests were Tony winner Katie Finneran, who was hilarious earlier this season in Pig Farm...
...the dynamic Sam Rockwell...
...and former Doubt star Heather Goldenhersh, who's currently co-starring in the CBS sitcom The Class.
Finally, here are Kate Burton and Mamie Gummer, who co-starred in Second Stage's The Water's Edge and who both know something about having famous parents. (Kate's dad was Richard Burton; Mamie's mom is Meryl Streep.)