Anton Chekhov News

Date of Birth: January 29, 1860
Date of Death: April 15, 1904 (44)
Birth Place: Taganrog, RUSSIA
Gender: Male
Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden to Lead Rubicon Theatre's COPENHAGEN; Sets Sept Opening!Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden to Lead Rubicon Theatre's COPENHAGEN; Sets Sept Opening!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Rubicon Theatre Company just announced stage and screen veterans Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden will star in the company's mainstage production of the Tony-Award winning play COPENHAGEN, directed by international artist Judy Hegarty Lovett. (more...)

Handful of FringeNYC Shows Selected to Receive Additional PerformancesHandful of FringeNYC Shows Selected to Receive Additional Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) announces the productions selected for its newest program: FringeFAVE. On August 30th, one final performance slot in each of the 17 theaters hosting the festival has been given to the best-selling show in that venue. Tickets for all of these 'favorite' shows are now on sale at www.FringeNYC.org. (more...)

John Cariani, Jackie Hoffman, Christine Pedi, George S. Irving and Fritz Weaver Among Stars of A CHEKHOV-SHAW COMEDY NIGHTJohn Cariani, Jackie Hoffman, Christine Pedi, George S. Irving and Fritz Weaver Among Stars of A CHEKHOV-SHAW COMEDY NIGHT
by Michael Dale - Aug 26, 2015

A reading of George Bernard Shaw's feminist comedy, PRESS CUTTINGS, preceded by two short plays by one of his major influences, Anton Chekhov. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of STUPID F*CKING BIRD at Actor's ExpressPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of STUPID F*CKING BIRD at Actor's Express
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

The 2015-2016 season at Actor's Express kicks off with the Atlanta premiere of Aaron Posner's STUPID F*CKING BIRD directed by Freddie Ashley, running September 12 - October 11. Sometimes you just want to give the world the bird. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

BLOOMSDAY, MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY and More Set for ACT's 2015 SeasonBLOOMSDAY, MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY and More Set for ACT's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

A Contemporary Theatre announces a wide range of dynamic shows to close out its 50th year. (more...)

Dassia N. Posner Set for STUPID F-ING BIRD Panel at Sideshow Theatre, 8/21Dassia N. Posner Set for STUPID F-ING BIRD Panel at Sideshow Theatre, 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

STUPID FUCKING BIRD, a Sideshow Theatre Company production running through August 30th at Victory Gardens Theater, will hold a panel discussion on Friday, August 21st immediately following the 7:30 p.m. show. The panel will feature theatre historian and dramaturg Dassia N. Posner (of no relation to playwright Aaron Posner) as she discusses her take on this "sort-of-adaptation" of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull. (more...)

Photo Flash: Maureen Teefy's One-Woman Show A SUBJECT FOR A SHORT STORY Plays fanatic Salon TheatrePhoto Flash: Maureen Teefy's One-Woman Show A SUBJECT FOR A SHORT STORY Plays fanatic Salon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Actress, Maureen Teefy shared the most memorable moments of her life to a sold-out, two-night engagement of her one-woman show A Subject for a Short Story at the fanatic Salon Theatre in Culver City on August 14th & 15th. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with National Academic Theatre of Russian Drama Lesya Ukrainka at St. James TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with National Academic Theatre of Russian Drama Lesya Ukrainka at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Four plays from Kiev's National Academic Theatre of Russian Drama Lesya Ukrainka will run at the St. James Theatre from 8 - 19 September. The cycle of four plays, Ward of the Manor, My Mocking Happiness, Life's Little Nothings and Don Juan, will be performed in Russian and live dubbed in to English by a translator who will be present in the auditorium. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal! (more...)

MY NAME IS ASHER LEV to Run 9/11-10/18 at Miners Alley PlayhouseMY NAME IS ASHER LEV to Run 9/11-10/18 at Miners Alley Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Miners Alley Playhouse presents 'My Name is Asher Lev' Friday, September 11 through Sunday, October 18 with performances every Friday and Saturday at 7:30.p.m. and Sundays at 6:00 p.m. (2 p.m. on Sun., October 18). (more...)

Kumu Kahua Theatre to Hold Michael Chekhov Acting ClassKumu Kahua Theatre to Hold Michael Chekhov Acting Class
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2015

Kumu Kahua Theatre will hold a two-day intensive workshop on the Michael Chekhov acting technique in September. (more...)

Festival of Ukrainian Culture Set for Next Month at St. James TheatreFestival of Ukrainian Culture Set for Next Month at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Kiev's National Academic Theatre of Russian Drama Lesya Ukrainka brings a festival of events celebrating Ukrainian culture to the St. James Theatre from 8 to 19 September 2015, curated by Mikhail Reznikovich, Artistic Director of the National Academic Theatre of Russian Drama Lesya Ukrainka. The festival, comprising four plays, two free film screenings and a photography exhibition, will give British audiences a rare chance to acquaint themselves with some of Ukraine's cultural masterpieces as well as its developing modern arts scene. (more...)

Site-Specific Reading of THE PLANTATION Set for Governors Island This WeekendSite-Specific Reading of THE PLANTATION Set for Governors Island This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

The Plantation Project, under the direction of Claire Beckman (co-founder of Brooklyn's Brave New World Rep) presents an inaugural, site-specific staged reading of The Plantation, Beckman's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. This immersive production on-book will feature costumes, live music and an Equity cast. (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Sets 2015-16 Season of Theatre, Dance & MoreAbrons Arts Center Sets 2015-16 Season of Theatre, Dance & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

On February 12, 1915, the Abrons Arts Center's Henry Street Settlement Playhouse opened its doors on the Lower East Side. Since that day, it has remained a vital cultural resource, providing audiences with artistically bold work while offering artists opportunities to dynamically grow. Since becoming Abrons Director in 2006, Jay Wegman has done much more than maintain 'one of the last standing locations for avant-garde performance downtown' (The New York Times, 2009). He has created an arts venue that is unique on the city's cultural landscape, presenting an international mix of cutting-edge performing and visual artists, both established and emerging, from across the country and around the world, as well as from New York City. (more...)

BWW Reviews: VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE at Santa Paula Theater CenterBWW Reviews: VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE at Santa Paula Theater Center
by Cary Ginell - Aug 2, 2015

Although I am not as familiar with the plays of Anton Chekhov as some, Christopher Durang's play, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, doesn't require a pop quiz of Chekhovian references in order for one to enjoy the show. This character study into the lives of three squabbling, middle-aged siblings has enough humor and poignancy in it so you don't have to have your SparkNotes handy to enjoy it. The play, produced by Leslie Nichols and directed by Fred Helsel, plays at the Santa Paula Theater Center through August 16. (more...)

Tom McGowan to Join Cast of West End's WICKEDTom McGowan to Join Cast of West End's WICKED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

WICKED, the award-winning classic musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to welcome the American stage, television and film actor Tom McGowan to the role of The Wizard from Monday 21 September for a limited season until Saturday 12 March 2016. He will be making his West End debut. (more...)

Dublin Theatre Festival Sets 2015 ProgrammeDublin Theatre Festival Sets 2015 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

This year's Dublin Theatre Festival programme will stage 28 world-class productions, spanning 22 different stages across Dublin city and suburbs. 11 new Irish works will premiere over 18 days alongside acclaimed productions from France, Belgium, Portugal, the Netherlands, the UK and Denmark. (more...)

NEXT TO NORMAL & More Set fo BoHo's 2016 SeasonNEXT TO NORMAL & More Set fo BoHo's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

BoHo Theatre has announced plans for its upcoming 2016 season. Building on its rich, 12-year history, BoHo continues to bring an eclectic mix of musicals, dramas, and classic plays to Chicago stages focusing on emotional human relationships. (more...)

White Heron Theatre's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins in AugustWhite Heron Theatre's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The White Heron Theatre Company is proud to present the Tony Award-winning play - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - written by Christopher Durang and directed by Tony Award-winner Martin Platt.   (more...)

Kim Kerfoot and Claire Watling Bring THE YELLOW WALLPAPER to Alexander Bar Upstairs Theatre This JulyKim Kerfoot and Claire Watling Bring THE YELLOW WALLPAPER to Alexander Bar Upstairs Theatre This July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

The Alexander Bar Upstairs Theatre will play host to a theatrical adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's gothic horror classic THE YELLOW WALLPAPER in a production directed by Kim Kerfoot and featuring Claire Watling. The hour-long production will premiere for a short three-performance run later this month. (more...)

Elisabeth Moss, Brian Dennehy and Mare Winningham Round Out Michael Mayer's Big Screen Adaptation of THE SEAGULLElisabeth Moss, Brian Dennehy and Mare Winningham Round Out Michael Mayer's Big Screen Adaptation of THE SEAGULL
by Jessica Showers - Jul 22, 2015

Filming is underway in New York City for Tony-winning director Michael Mayer's big screen version of Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL, adapted by playwright Stephen Karam. And the full cast is set! (more...)

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