Wednesday, October 16, 2019

‘The Rose Tattoo’: Marisa Tomei ‘valiant’ in ‘garbled’ Tennessee Williams revival by David Buchanan

In recent years, Roundabout Theatre Company has demonstrated a knack for pairing stellar actresses in revivals by acclaimed playwrights, including Annette Bening in Arthur Miller’s “All …

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

The week in theatre: Mephisto [A Rhapsody]; A Day in the Death of Joe Egg; The Man in the White Suit – review by Kate Kellaway

Gate; Trafalgar Studios; Wyndham’s, London A stirring Faustian tale puts actors under the moral spotlight, a revival of Joe Egg is brave but bleak, and The Man in the White Suit fades fast…

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Masquerade by Joel Benjamin

Ukrainian director Rimas Tuminas has led the Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia in a massacre of Mikhail Lermontov’s 1845 play "Masquerade."  Presented by the Cherry Orchard Fest…

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Moscow’s Vakhtangov Theatre Brings New Vision to Russian Classic Masquerade by Diane Nottle

Director Rimas Tuminas’ production of Lermontov’s verse drama, featuring acclaimed Russian actors, is presented by the Cherry Orchard Festival at New York City Center from June 13 to 16.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Bess Wohl's Make Believe Sets Initial Casting for New York Premiere with Second Stage by Andy Lefkowitz

Second Stage has announced the first round of casting for Make Believe, a new play by Bess Wohl, set to its New York premiere this summer. The previously announced off-Broadway production, d…

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Review: Faction of Fools’ whodunnit, The Great Commedia Hotel Murder Mystery by John Geoffrion

The Faction of Fools are at it again. After a decade adapting titles that one wouldn’t typically expect of a Commedia troupe (Henry V, Our Town and The Cherry Orchard to name a few), Produ…

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Modern Times offers a faithful rendition of Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard by Carly Maga - Theatre Critic

Presented as one act in about 90 minutes, the quickened pace of Soheil Parsa’s adaptation lessens the characters’ ennui and detracts from the play’s sense of tragedy, writes Carly Maga.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

London Theater: A Hit and a Miss for 2 Russian Productions in London by Matt Wolf

The Moscow Pushkin Drama Theater, on a short visit to Britain, impressed with Brecht’s “The Good Person of Szechwan,” but fell short with Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard.”

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

The week in theatre: Noughts & Crosses; The Cherry Orchard; Cost of Living – review by Susannah Clapp

Derby theatre; Barbican; Hampstead, LondonMalorie Blackman’s bestseller leaps off the stage in a fine new adaptation. Plus, Chekhov without the samovars and 2018’s Pulitzer prize winnerI…

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Cherry Orchard review at Barbican Theatre, London – ‘visually striking, psychologically nuanced’ by Natasha Tripney

Vladimir Mirzoev’s visually striking, psychologically nuanced staging of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, one of three productions being staged in London by Moscow

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The Cherry Orchard, Pushkin Drama Theatre, Barbican review - stunning absurdist Chekhov by Rachel Halliburton

Sex and technology run like faultlines through this workThere is no doubt that this Cherry Orchard, whirled into town by Roman Abramovich from Moscow, is going to be divisive. If you, like …

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BWW Review: THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Barbican Theatre by Gary Naylor

The Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre brings its modern, surreal take on Chekhov's classic play to The Barbican, with a barb or two directed towards some familiar faces.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

What, no samovars? Roman Abramovich presents a Chekhov for Russia's meltdown by Stephen Moss

The Cherry Orchard has been given an absurdist reboot – with blood transfusions, a beach party and a bed-hopping sex maniac. And thanks to Chelsea’s oligarch, it’s coming to BritainOh …

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Moscow’s Pushkin Drama Theatre: The Russian theatre ripping up the rule book by Natasha Tripney

From The Cherry Orchard with no trees to a Russian-language Shakespeare in Love, Pushkin Drama Theatre artistic director Evgeny Pisarev tells Natasha

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Q&A: Kyle Beltran & Kristolyn Lloyd Talk Blue Ridge, Actor Growth, What Makes Them Smile & More! by Drew Shade

Kristolyn Lloyd (Dear Evan Hanson, Paradise Blue) and Kyle Beltran (In The Heights, Head of Passes, The Cherry Orchard)  are currently starring in Blue Ridge through Sunday, January 27th,…

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Friday, December 21, 2018

Donald Moffat, Tony-Nominated Actor of Stage & Screen, Dies at 87 by Andy Lefkowitz

Donald Moffat, a multi-talented actor who thrived in theater works ranging from Shakespeare to O'Neill, passed away on December 20 in Sleepy Hollow, New York, according to The New York T…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Alvin Epstein, Original Lucky in Broadway's Waiting for Godot, Dies at 93 by Andy Lefkowitz

Alvin Epstein, a multifaceted award-winning actor whose six-decade career on and off Broadway included roles in the works of Samuel Beckett, William Shakespeare and Kurt Weill, die…

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Michael Urie Joins Lineup for Celebrity Autobiography on Broadway by Andy Lefkowitz

Michael Urie, standout star of Broadway's Torch Song, is the newest cast member added to the main-stem premiere of Celebrity Autobiography. Urie will appear in the December 17 performanc…

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Arcola Theatre in Association with Maya Ellis Present World Première of “Stop and Search” by Blouin Artinfo

Arcola Theatre in association with Maya Ellis recently announced the world premiere of “Stop and Search,” by Gabriel Gbadamosi, through an official release. Artistic Director of Arcola T…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

‘The Tragedy of King Richard the Second’ at Almeida Theatre, London by Blouin Artinfo

A production of William Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of King Richard the Second” will be staged at Almeida Theatre, London, from December 10, 2018 through February 2, 2019.Directed by Jo…

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

People You Should Know . . . Alex Morf by Zack Calhoon

ALEX MORF-Broadway: Of Mice and Men; National Tours: War Horse (Albert Naracott); Off-Broadway: Women Beware Women (Red Bull); Incident at Vichy (Signature) Regional: The Rainmaker, Gov…

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Orchard (After Chekhov) *** Of Marriage and Men *** Long Day’s Journey Into Night **** To Kill a Mockingbird *** by Barry Gordin

By: David Sheward September 6, 2018:  Transposing classic works to modern settings can often produce brilliant stagings and provide insights into contemporary issues. And sometimes such ve…

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Review of ‘The Cherry Orchard’ by Saima Huq

For a fresh look at Chekov, go see The Cherry Orchard, playing at the American Theatre of Actors as part if its Classic Summer Series. Set in 1965, this production of Chekov’s final pl…

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

The Cherry Orchard review at Wellow Recreation Ground, Bath – ‘pathos and comedy’ by Jeremy Brien

Alfresco touring company Miracle Theatre has abandoned the high speed entrances and exits on bicycles from last year`s production of Flann O`Brien`s

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Theatre review: Dancing at Lughnasa / Old Vic, London by Michael Billington

Old Vic, LondonFor the second time in a week we are confronted by a play set in the summer of 1936 dealing with domestic and social upheaval. Like Peter Flannery's Burnt By The Sun, Brian Fr…

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Diary: Race-y Cherry Orchard gets the Chekhov flag by Tabard

Tabard likes a site-specific piece as much as the next man, but a performance of The Cherry Orchard did catch his attention

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Ivanov (State Theatre of Nations) by Victor Gluck, Editor-In-Chief

The chance to see Anton Chekhov’s first produced play, "Ivanov," not only in the original Russian (with English surtitles) but in modern dress proves to be a revelation. Staged by Russia…

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Monday, May 28, 2018

People You Should Know . . . Rachel Botchan by Zack Calhoon

Rachel Botchan-Select Off-Broadway credits:  La Mama (New Yiddish Rep) - God of Vengeance; The Pearl Theatre Co. (Over 40 productions as a resident acting company member) - A Taste of H…

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Theatre Review: ‘The Cherry Orchard’ at Faction of Fools Theatre Company, Inc. by Andrew White

Once upon a time Anton Chekhov, the Russian playwright, had a huge problem: his director, Konstantin Stanislavsky (not his real name, by the way) kept on treating his comedies as if they wer…

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

‘Love and Intrigue’ at BAM Harvey Theater, New York by Blouin Artinfo

“Love and Intrigue” will be on stage next month at BAM Harvey Theater, New York.Written by Friedrich Schiller, and directed and adapted by Lev Dodin, the show is in Russian with English …

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Review: Chekhov gets commedia-style Cherry Orchard from Faction of Fools by Debbie Minter Jackson

Faction Fools’ usual comic shtick works wondrously well in The Cherry Orchard. The award winning Fools bring artistry, cultural awareness and salient knowledge with funny bone commedi…

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