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Tom Stoppard unleashes his immense trilogy The Coast of Utopia on Lincoln Center.  

All the World’s a Stage
Julianne Moore on her role in David Hare’s international-studies play The Vertical Hour—and how she almost skipped her return to Broadway.
The Vertical Hour, By David Hare; Music Box Theatre; opens November 30.

Twyla’s in the Basement, Mixing Up the Medicine
Tharp heavily remade Movin’ Out before its Broadway opening and will surely do the same here.
The Times They Are A-Changin’, Conceived and directed by Twyla Tharp; music and lyrics by Bob Dylan; Brooks Atkinson Theatre; opens October 26.

The Ten-Percent Solution
This fall’s Broadway transfer of Douglas Carter Beane’s The Little Dog Laughed suggests a new subgenre: the Agent Morality Play.
The Little Dog Laughed, By Douglas Carter Beane; Cort Theatre; opens November 13.
Howard Katz, By Patrick Marber; Laura Pels Theatre; opens February 2007.

A Berlitz Guide to BAM
BAM, that European colony in Brooklyn, set a new standard last year with 4.48 Psychose, a minimally subtitled French edition of an already cryptic English play.

Channeling the Grey Ghosts
Christine Ebersole chats about—and with—Little Edie Beale.
Grey Gardens, By Doug Wright, Scott Frankel, and Michael Korie; Walter Kerr Theatre; opens November 2.

Company’s Coming
John Doyle made waves when he gave Patti LuPone a tuba for Sweeney Todd. Will it work for “The Ladies Who Lunch”?
Company, By Stephen Sondheim and George Furth; Barrymore Theatre; opens November 29.

But Is the Cast Album on Vinyl?
Making a Broadway musical from Nick Hornby’s lovely novel High Fidelity, about a lovelorn indie-record-store snob, sounds dubious.
High Fidelity, Imperial Theater; opens December 7.

Marathon Man
Brace yourself, Stoppard fans: The master brings a nine-hour drama to Lincoln Center.
The Coast of Utopia, By Tom Stoppard; Lincoln Center Theater; Part one opens November 5.

The Best of the Rest
The return of Nathan Lane, Eve Ensler, A Chorus Line, and more.

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