Anton Chekhov News

Also Credited As:
  • Anton Pavlovitch Chekhov

  • Date Of Birth:
    January 29, 1860
    Date Of Death:
    April 15, 1904 (44)
    Birth Place:
    Taganrog, RUSSIA
    JPAC to Stage Neil Simon's THE GOOD DOCTOR, 9/12-27
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

    Jedlicka Performing Arts Center will launch its 2014-15 season with Neil Simon's hit Broadway comedy THE GOOD DOCTOR, co-directed by Steven Calzaretta and Max Cervantes, playing September 12 - 27, 2014 at Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central Ave. in Cicero. Tickets are available at or by calling (708) 656-1800. The press performances are Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

    Weston's 78th Season to Conclude with UNCLE VANYA, 8/28-9/6
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

    Best-known for his roles in The Amazing Spider-Man, Royal Pains and The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Campbell Scott takes to the Weston Playhouse stage for Anton Chekhov's wistful comedy, Uncle Vanya. Scott is playing the role of Astrov, the forlorn visionary philosopher in this timeless play in which tempers flare and passions are ignited when an aging professor returns with his beautiful young wife to his family's country estate. In an interesting spin, the Weston production is set in contemporary Vermont. This last show of the season is sponsored by the Vermont Country Store and has a limited engagement, August 28 - September 6. (more...)

    DifFRactions Theatre and TNC to Present IN THE RING as Part of 2014 Dream Up Festival; Runs 8/26-9/6
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

    DifFRactions Theatre and Theater for The New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) present, as part of the Dream Up Festival, the American Premiere of IN THE RING, written by Leonore Confino (a 2014 Moliere Award Best Playwright nominee for the play). Directed by Alexandre Oppecini, this production will mark the World Premiere of the English translation by Perrine Moran. (more...)

    Antaeus to Present HENRY IV, PART I, PICNIC & UNCLE VANYA in 2015
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

    Multiple award-wining classical theater ensemble The Antaeus Company has announced three fully partner-cast productions for 2015: Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I; Picnic by William Inge; and Anton Chekhov's beloved Uncle Vanya. (more...)

    Loading Dock Theatre to Present THE TWELFTH LABOR, 9/19-10/11
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

    Loading Dock Theatre presents The Twelfth Labor, a world premiere epic family drama by Leegrid Stevens. Matt Torney directs a cast of eleven, including Cynthia Babak*, Amy Bizjak*, Jed Dickson*, Jonathan Draxton, Dennis Gagomiros*, Shelby Hightower, Michael Huston*, Tanis LePore, Lynne McCollough*, Erin Treadway, and Brian White. Performances will be staged at The Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street, New York, NY 10012 from September 19-October 11, 2014. (more...)

    New Brooklyn Theater's THE CHERRY ORCHARD to Play Istanbul's Yedikule Gardens, Aug 13-30
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2014

    New Brooklyn Theater announces the cast and guest speakers for its site-specific production of a new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard in Istanbul, Turkey. The show, performed in Turkish at the endangered Yedikule Gardens, addresses the ongoing issue of sacrificing cultural history and for the sake of development. Performances begin Wednesday, August 13, 2014 and run through Saturday, August 30, 2014. Jonathan Solari, Artistic Director of New Brooklyn Theater, directs the production, which is designed by Courtney Nelson. (more...)

    The Old Globe's QUARTET Extends Through August 31
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

    The Old Globe today announced additional performances for the third production of the 2014 Summer Season, Ronald Harwood's comedy Quartet, directed by Richard Seer (Other Desert Cities, God of Carnage, The Last Romance). Harwood received an Academy Award for his screenplay of The Pianist and was nominated for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and The Dresser (also a hit on Broadway and the West End). By popular demand, it will now play through Sunday, August 31. Tickets for the extension will go on sale to the general public on Sunday, August 10 at 12:01 a.m. (more...)

    American Premiere of IN THE RING to Play Theater for the New City, 8/26-9/6
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

    DifFRactions Theatre and Theater for The New City present, as part of the Dream Up Festival, the American Premiere of IN THE RING, written by Leonore Confino (a 2014 Moliere Award Best Playwright nominee for the play). Directed by Alexandre Oppecini, this production will mark the World Premiere of the English translation by Perrine Moran. IN THE RING will be presented for six performances only (August 26th through September 6th, 2014) as part of the Dream Up Festival at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue, NYC). Tickets are on sale now through For more information, please visit (more...)

    Trinity Rep to Open 2014-15 Season with New Translation of IVANOV, 9/4-10/5
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

    Trinity Repertory Company kicks off Season 51: The Necessity of Human Connection with a world premiere translation by Artistic Director Curt Columbus of Anton Chekhov's Ivanov, directed by Brian McEleney (The Grapes of Wrath). Ivanov plays September 4 through October 5 in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. Subscriptions are now on sale at, by calling (401) 351-4242 or at the theater's box office at 201 Washington St., Downtown Providence. (more...)

    Three Day Hangover's DRUNKLE VANYA to Run 9/4-18 at The Gin Mill
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

    Three Day Hangover is thrilled to be bringing boozy Chekhov to New York City with Drunkle Vanya, adapted by Lori Wolter Hudson from Anton Chekhov's classic Uncle Vanya. The second full production of their 2014 Season, Drunkle Vanya will be staged at The Gin Mill, 442 Amsterdam Avenue (bet. West 81st and 82nd Streets) in NYC from September 4-18, 2014. (more...)

    Bedlam Theatre to Stage THE SEAGULL and SENSE & SENSIBILITY in Rep This Fall
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

    The off-Broadway theatre company, Bedlam, which received critical acclaim and multiple award nominations for its recent productions of Saint Joan and Hamlet, will present the North American Premiere of Anya Reiss' adaptation of The Seagull by Anton Chekhov, and the World Premiere of Kate Hamill's adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility. Both will be directed by Eric Tucker. (more...)

    WaterTower Theatre Presents Diana Sheehan in FULL GALLOP, 8/11-31
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

    WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced its production of Full Gallop, produced by WaterTower Theatre, August 9-31, 2014. The WaterTower Theatre production of Full Gallop will be directed by Terry Martin and stars Diana Sheehan as Diana Vreeland. The production opens Monday, August 11. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: STUPID FUCKING BIRD at Woolly Mammoth Presents an Unforgettable Remount
    by Heather Nadolny - Aug 03, 2014

    Woolly Mammoth's remounted production of STUPID FUCKING BIRD is an electric escape into laughter, existential fear, and everything else a completely solid production should be. (more...)

    UW School of Drama Sets 2014-15 Season: SWEET CHARITY, TWELFTH NIGHT & More
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

    The University of Washington proudly announces the six plays that comprise the 2014-15 School of Drama season. Each year the faculty select a season that highlights the talents of its actors, designers, and directors, as well as challenges those actors, designers, and directors to explore unfamiliar territory in pursuit of developing their craft. (more...)

    55th Dublin Theatre Festival Announces Programme Including 13 World Premieres, 25 September 12 October
    by Jillian Gaier - Jul 28, 2014

    The 55th Dublin Theatre Festival will stage 27 world-class productions across 21 different venues in Dublin city and suburbs this September and October. As always the range of work will be eclectic, bold and diverse, offering spectacular, large-scale presentations, intimate performances and theatrical firsts to appeal to both seasoned theatre-goers and first-time audiences alike. (more...)

    Mary Louise Parker and Peter Sarsgaard to Lead New NBC Series THE SLAP
    by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

    According to, Broadway vets Mary Louise Parker (Proof) and Peter Sarsgaard (The Seagull) are starring in NBC's new 8-episode miniseries, THE SLAP. John Robin Baitz (Brothers and Sisters) is set to write and Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids are Alright) to direct. Click here for the original story. (more...)

    Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers Presents Summer Festival of Shows, 8/8 - 8/17
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

    Every summer, Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers work tirelessly to perfect their dance moves, learn all of their lines, and get their vocal harmonies just right for the annual Summer Festival of Shows. These talented young thespians between the ages of 8 and 18 will fill the Little Theater with a variety of shows and musicals to entertain audiences of all ages August 8th-17th. (more...)

    Classical Theatre of Harlem's ROMEO N JULIET Enters Final Week
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

    William Shakespeare's famed star-crossed lovers bare their passion Uptown this summer as The Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, producing artistic director; David Roberts, managing director) presents Romeo n Juliet at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park. Justin Emeka, who edited and adapted the tragedy to bring the colorful characters of Harlem to life, returns for the second year in a row as director. Performances, which are free and open to the public, run through this Sunday, July 27. (more...)

    Shakespeare & Company's 'VANYA & SONIA' to Begin 8/6
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

    With a healthy dose of hilarity, heart and humility Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike joins the Bernstein repertory with director Matthew Penn at the helm. Christopher Durang's Tony-award winning homage to Chekhov leaves no stone unturned when it comes to family dynamics, sibling rivalries, love, lust, hopes and dreams in this razor sharp comedy. The stalwart cast includes audience favorites Tod Randolph and Elizabeth Aspenlieder, and S&Co. newcomers Jim Frangione, Angel Moore, Mat Leonard and Olivia Saccomanno. Performances run in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre August 6 - September 14. Press Opening is Friday, August 15 at 8:00pm. To RSVP or for interview opportunities contact Communications & Press Director Elizabeth Aspenlieder: (more...)

    Conundrum Stages to Present CAFE CONUNDRUM at Sunrise Civic Center, 8/8
    by Carol Kassie - Jul 16, 2014

    After 6 years of variety showcases, Conundrum Stages will present its first ever production at the Sunrise Civic Center Theatre at 8 pm on August 8th. The production will feature a wide variety of exciting talent from across the tri-county spectrum. (more...)

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