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
    Gender:
    Male
    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 Deadline.com, 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: aspenlieder@shakespeare.org. (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...)

    Tickets Now on Sale for Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL, 8/9 - 8/31
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

    The lives of unforgettable characters, including the famous novelist Trigorin, the celebrated actress Arkadina, her son Konstantin and the young Nina, unfold in Chekhov's work of genius. (more...)

    Midlake, Allen Toussaint, Erin Markey, Lady Rizo and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/16-27
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

    Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its shows for the next two weeks, July 16 - July 27, 2014. Details below! (more...)

    Weston Playhouse Theatre Company's 'VANYA AND SONIA' Begins 7/17
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

    The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company lands another coup, bringing the 2013 Tony Award Winner for Best Play, Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, to area audiences beginning July 17. Dubbed "deliriously funny" by the New York Times, the comedy is becoming the most-produced play across the country following its celebrated Broadway run. (more...)

    Roger Forbes, Elizabeth Franz, Robert Foxworth and Jill Tanner to Lead QUARTET at The Old Globe, Running 7/25-8/24
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

    The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team 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). Quartet will play in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, July 25 - August 24, 2014. (more...)

    Ellen Burstyn to Lead THE CHERRY ORCHARD at The Actors Studio, 7/10-21; John Gould Rubin Directs
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

    The Actors Studio has announced that Academy Award, Emmy and Tony Award winner Ellen Burstyn will lead the cast in a new staging of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard (translated by Jean-Claude van Itallie) at The Actors Studio (432 West 44th Street) on July 10-21, 2014, Thursdays-Mondays only. (more...)

    Dominic Rowan and Kate Duchene to Star in THE CHERRY ORCHARD at the Young Vic, Oct 10-Nov 29
    by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

    According to Official London Theatre, the Young Vic has announced the cast for Katie Mitchell's production of Anton Chekhov's THE CHERRY ORCHARD, set to run October 10 - November 29, 2014. Dominic Rowan will star as 'Alexander Lopakhin' opposite Kate Duchene in the play adapted by Olivier winner Simon Stephens (A Doll's House, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time). Also starring are Angus Wright, Gawn Grainger and Paul Hilton. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: Boston Court Scores a Bullseye With Their West Coast Premiere of STUPID F**KING BIRD
    by Gil Kaan - Jul 01, 2014

    Chekhov aficionados open to the humanizing of his high-brow archetypes will delight in playwright Aaron Posner's smartly written and irreverent take on Anton Chekhov's classic The Seagull. (more...)

    Greta Scacchi to Return to Perth in Black Swan Theatre's THE SEAGULL, Aug 9-31
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

    Black Swan State Theatre Company will present one of the modern era's greatest plays, Anton Chekhov's The Seagull (in a new adaptation by Hilary Bell, by arrangement with the State Theatre Company of South Australia). Playing at Heath Ledger Theatre in the State Theatre Centre of WA from Saturday 9 to Sunday 31 August. (more...)

    Further Casting Announced for ELECTRA at The Old Vic
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

    The Old Vic and Sonia Friedman Productions present Sophocles' ELECTRA, in a version by Frank McGuinness, starring Kristin Scott Thomas. (more...)

    The Russian Arts Theater & Studio Returns with Signature Chekhov: THE BEAR AND OTHER JOKES
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

    After a sold-out and acclaimed run of Uncle Vanya, The Russian Arts Theater & Studio's comedic production The Bear & Other Jokes by Anton Chekhov takes the stage. Staged by award-winning Russian director Aleksey Burago, this production will take place at the West End Theater at Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew. An encounter between a self-dramatizing widow, a timid butler and a barbaric debt collector quickly turns into a comic battle of wit, money, pistols and love. (more...)

    FringeArts Announces 2014 Fringe Festival Programming
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

    Tickets are on sale now for "Presented" shows in the 2014 Fringe Festival presented by FringeArts, bringing the world's most daring and innovative performers to Philadelphia stages for the 18th year in a row from September 5-21. The 2014 Fringe Festival is supported by Presenting Sponsor PNC, through the PNC Arts Alive initiative. The Lincoln Motor Company is the Official Automotive Sponsor of the Festival. (more...)

    Douglas Morrisson Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

    The Douglas Morrisson Theatre (DMT) proudly announces a new season of five award-winning plays, 'JOURNEYS.' (more...)

    Classical Theatre of Harlem Returns with Free Summer Production of ROMEO N JULIET, 7/5-27
    by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 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 from July 5 through 27. (more...)

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