Sunday, October 22, 2017

Albion; A Woman of No Importance; The Lady from the Sea review – gardeners question the times by Susannah Clapp

Almeida; Vaudeville; Donmar, all LondonMike Bartlett conjures a potent state of the nation address while Wilde and Ibsen’s wronged heroines still resonateRarely has so baggy a play burned …

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The Cherry Orchard review – all change for Chekhov by Clare Brennan

Sherman theatre, CardiffDenise Black stars as a hard-drinking matriarch in this slimmed-down reimagining of the Russian’s play, relocated to Pembrokeshire in 1982In his new play, Gary Owen…

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Cherry Orchard review – uprooted Chekhov chimes with Thatcher's Britain by Lyn Gardner

Sherman theatre, Cardiff The red-hot team of playwright Gary Owen and director Rachel O’Riordan relocate the Russian classic to 1980s WalesPlaywright Gary Owen and director Rachel O’Rior…

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Review: Review: The Cherry Orchard (Sherman Theatre)

Iphigenia in Splott playwright Gary Owen adapts and updates Chekhov's masterwork

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Cherry Orchard review at Sherman Theatre, Cardiff – ‘gently heartbreaking’ by Rosemary Waugh

Gary Owen’s new version of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard is a gloriously inventive reimagining that wrings the grief from the original,

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Rachel O’Riordan: Replanting The Cherry Orchard shows the importance of using new voices to tell ‘sacred stories’ by Rachel O'Riordan

It might be argued that adaptation can be a pointless endeavour. Why not just write a brand new play? But there is

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

If you love classic theatre, don’t be afraid to break the rules: Ravi Jain by Ravi Jain - Special To The Star

‘Irreverent reverence’ is the key to great adaptations, writes Ravi Jain, who dared to revise Hamlet, The Cherry Orchard and David French’s Salt-Water Moon.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Reimagined THE CHERRY ORCHARD Starts Tonight at Sherman Theatre by BroadwayWorld

Sherman Theatre Artistic Director Rachel O'Riordan is to direct a radical reimagining of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard by the celebrated playwright Gary Owen. The Sherman Theatre presents The…

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Cast announced for Nottingham Playhouse’s Cherry Orchard by Mark Ludmon

By Mark Ludmon The cast has been announced for The Cherry Orchard at Nottingham Playhouse – the last production for outgoing artistic director Giles Croft. This post Cast announced for Not…

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​​​Mikhail​​​ Baryshnikov to perform in Chicago by Morgan Greene

The celebrated dancer, actor and director Mikhail Baryshnikov will perform in the Chicago premiere of “Brodsky/Baryshnikov,” the Cherry Orchard Festival announced Tuesday. Baryshnikov wi…

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Sherman Theatre Extends THE CHERRY ORCHARD Due to Popular Demand by BroadwayWorld

In response to hugely positive advance sales the run of performances for The Cherry Orchard will be extended.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for THE CHERRY ORCHARD at Sherman Theatre by BroadwayWorld

Sherman Theatre Artistic Director Rachel O'Riordan is to direct a radical reimagining of Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard by the celebrated playwright Gary Owen. The Sherman Theatre presents The…

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Critic's Notebook: Fringe Festival? Not This Summer. Fringe Spirit? Definitely. by Laura Collins-Hughes

A plantation-set adaptation of “The Cherry Orchard” and a scatological monologue are visceral reminders of theater’s power to unsettle.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

'The Cherry Orchard' at Barbican Centre, London by Blouin Artinfo

Barbican Centre in London presents a production of Anton Chekhov’s classic play "The Cherry Orchard."The play was first produced in 1904 at The Moscow Art Theatre under the direction of Ko…

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Odds & Ends: Tony Winners Sophie Okonedo & Ralph Fiennes to Lead Antony and Cleopatra in London & More by

Ralph Fiennes & Sophie Okonedo to Star in Antony and Cleopatra  Tony winners Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo will star as the title roles in the Shakespeare classic work …

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Casting Announced for Gary Owen's Radically Reimagined THE CHERRY ORCHARD by BroadwayWorld

The cast for Gary Owen's new version of The Cherry Orchard, which transfers the action to early 1980s Pembrokeshire, will feature a broad range of talents from stage and screen including a n…

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Theatre News: Exclusive: Casting announced for Gary Owen's reimagined The Cherry Orchard

Regular collaborators Gary Owen and Rachel O'Riordan will team up on a classic for the first time

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Best theatre shows: our critics’ picks (July 11) by The Stage

Summer’s in bloom, and the theatre tree is heavy with fruit. Our critics head to the cherry orchard to gather the ripest

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Review: The Seagull by Erin Kahn

With the recent popularity of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, Russian drama has been making a comeback. But long before The Great Comet hit the Broadway stage, there was Anton …

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BWW Review: Michaels Urie and McGrath are Comic Dynamos in THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR by Michael Dale

Though Anton Chekhov popularized the notion that there's nothing sadder than a Russian comedy, playgoers seeking a few more yuks than can be found in a night at THE CHERRY ORCHARD can look t…

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Killology and Scottish Ballet: this week’s best UK theatre and dance by Lyn Gardner and Judith Mackrell

Gary Owen and Rachel O’Riordan tackle morality via a murderous game, while a double bill from Angelin Preljocaj and Crystal Pite comes to London1 KillologySometimes a playwright-and-direct…

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Species Native to California by Steven Morris

Species Native to CaliforniaReviewed by Gray PalmerIAMA Theatre Co. at Atwater Village TheatreThrough June 11 RECOMMENDEDPrompted by Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, Dorothy Fortenberry’s n…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Odds & Ends: Watch Brendon Urie Get Booted Up for Broadway, Laura Linney's Impeccable Limbo Skills & More by

Here's a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and this weekend. Watch Brendon Urie Get Booted Up for Broadway Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie is getting ready to…

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Theatre News: Exclusive: Rachel O'Riordan and Gary Owen to work on new The Cherry Orchard

After their collaborations on Killology and Iphigenia In Splott the director and writer will team up again

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Hamlet, Starring Oscar Isaac & Directed by Sam Gold, Announces Full Casting by

Ritchie Coster will play Claudius and Charlayne Woodard will play Gertrude in the Public Theater's new production of Shakespeare's Hamlet, directed by Sam Gold and starring Oscar Isa…

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People You Should Know . . . Rachel O'Riordan by Zack Calhoon

Photo by Mark DouetRachel O’Riordan (director) is the Artistic Director of Sherman Theatre, for whom she has directed The Weir, Bird, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, A Doll’s House…

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Breaking Down Barriers: Black Female Directors In The Bay Area

by Jia Taylor   When Liesl Tommy received a Tony Award nomination for directing Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed on Broadway, she made theatre history as the first woman of color ever nomina…

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Who Will Be Nominated? An Insider Look at the Tony Award Races for Actors in Plays by

Ready for some more Tony handicapping? After yesterday's look at the main show and creative categories, today we dive into the four races for actors in plays. Read on for our picks of th…

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Snow Geese by Steven Morris

The Snow GeeseReviewed by Terry Morgan Independent Shakespeare Co. Through April 9th Sharr White’s play, The Snow Geese, is clearly inspired by such classics as The Seagull and The Cherry …

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Review: The Cherry Orchard, Arcola Theatre by Dan Rubins

What is The Cherry Orchard? In 1903, Anton Chekhov responded vehemently to Stanislavski’s directorial interpretation of the play as a tragedy, asserting that, “what has emerged from me i…

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

REVIEW: The Cherry Orchard, Arcola Theatre ✭✭✭✭ by Matthew Lunn

By Matthew Lunn Mehmet Ergen’s production of Chekhov’s final play is thoughtful and thought-provoking, characterised by a number of terrific performances and a well-judged sense of irres…

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