Anton Chekhov News

Date of Birth: January 29, 1860
Date of Death: April 15, 1904 (44)
Birth Place: Taganrog, RUSSIA
Gender: Male
Photo Flash: First Look at Diane Lane and More in THE CHERRY ORCHARD on BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at Diane Lane and More in THE CHERRY ORCHARD on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Diane Lane, Chuck Cooper, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey in a new production of The Cherry Orchard, currently in previews for an October 16, 2016, opening on Broadway. This is a limited engagement through December 4, 2016 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Opera Parallele Announces New Children's Opera 'Xochitl and the Flowers', 11/17Opera Parallele Announces New Children's Opera 'Xochitl and the Flowers', 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

As part of its unique annual Hands-on-Opera education and youth performance program, Opera Parallele (OP) will present the world premiere of Xochitl and the Flowers, by OP composer-in-residence Christopher Pratorius. Based on the children's book of the same name by Jorge Argueta and with a libretto by Opera Parallele's Roma Olvera, three free performances will be presented November 17 and 19 at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco. The fully staged and costumed production will be developed during an innovative eight-week residency with third grade students of the Alvarado Elementary School Spanish Immersion Program in San Francisco, assisted by the Opera Parallele creative team and professional singers. Performances will be given Thursday, November 17, at 6 pm and Saturday, November 19, at 11 am and 1 pm at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street in San Francisco. Admission is free, but past Hands-on-Opera performances have filled up quickly, so audience members are encouraged to arrive early. For more information, visitwww.operaparallele.org . (more...)

Jeremy Irvine Joins Golden Globe Winners and Oscar Nominees Ed Harris and Amy Madigan in BURIED CHILDJeremy Irvine Joins Golden Globe Winners and Oscar Nominees Ed Harris and Amy Madigan in BURIED CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

One of the finest actors of his generation, Jeremy Irvine (Steven Spielberg's War Horse, The Railway Man, Now is Good and forthcoming films Fallen, Billionaire Boys Club, and This Beautiful Fantastic) will make his West End debut in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer & Obie prize winning play, Buried Child. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: THE PRESENTUp on the Marquee: THE PRESENT
by Walter McBride - Sep 22, 2016

Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh will be joined by the entire original cast of The Present when Sydney Theatre Company's production of Andrew Upton's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's first play opens on Broadway. The limited season commences previews at the Barrymore Theatre on 17 December 2016, opening on 8 January and closing on 19 March 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show's Broadway marquee below! (more...)

BWW Review: Richard Nelson Continues Election Year Trilogy With WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?BWW Review: Richard Nelson Continues Election Year Trilogy With WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?
by Michael Dale - Sep 22, 2016

With his quartet of dramas concerning the Apple family of Rhinebeck, New York now being followed by his trilogy-in-progress concerning their fellow Rhinebeckers, the Gabriels, you might say that Richard Nelson has written more Chekhovian plays than Anton Chekhov. (more...)

Roundabout's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Begins Tomorrow Off-BroadwayRoundabout's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Begins Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A friendly reminder! Love, Love, Love begins preview performances tomorrow, September 22, 2016, and opens officially on October 19, 2016 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. This is a limited engagement Off-Broadway through December 18, 2016. (more...)

EgoPo Classic Theater Announces DELIRIUMEgoPo Classic Theater Announces DELIRIUM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

When a modern Irish playwright meets a Russian classic - all hell breaks loose. On October 28, EgoPo presents the Philadelphia premiere of Theatre O and Enda Walsh's raucous revisioning of The Brothers Karamazov. Through an explosion of light, sound and puppetry, this theatrical outburst of toxic masculinity will grab audiences by the throat. Three brothers are locked in an eternal family struggle with their abusive patriarch culminating in an epic theological battle. Delirium previews October 26-27 and opens Friday, October 28. The show runs three weeks, closing on Sunday, November 13. Tickets start at $25. Performances are at the Latvian Society Theater on 7th and Spring Garden. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Knock It Back! Boozy New TV Spot for Broadway's THE PRESENT, Starring Cate Blanchett and Richard RoxburghBWW TV Exclusive: Knock It Back! Boozy New TV Spot for Broadway's THE PRESENT, Starring Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 16, 2016

Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh will be joined by the entire original cast of The Present when Sydney Theatre Company's production of Andrew Upton's adaptation of Anton Chekhov's first play opens on Broadway. The limited season commences previews at the Barrymore Theatre on 17 December 2016, opening on 8 January and closing on 19 March 2017. Bust out the booze for Anna's birthday - BroadwayWorld has a peek at the show's new TV spot below! (more...)

Dermot Crowley and Dearbhla Molloy to Lead AFTERPLAY at Irish Rep This FallDermot Crowley and Dearbhla Molloy to Lead AFTERPLAY at Irish Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre will present the New York premiere of AFTERPLAY, by Tony and Olivier Award winner Brian Friel. Directed by Joe Dowling (Tartuffe), and starring Irish stage and screen stars Dermot Crowley and Dearbhla Molloy. (more...)

THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Starring Diane Lane, Begins Tomorrow on BroadwayTHE CHERRY ORCHARD, Starring Diane Lane, Begins Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

A friendly reminder! Roundabout Theatre Company presents Diane Lane, Chuck Cooper, Tavi Gevinson, John Glover, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Harold Perrineau and Joel Grey in a new production of The Cherry Orchard, starting tomorrow, September 15, on Broadway. (more...)

Modern Adaptation of DRACULA to Lurk Off-Broadway This OctoberModern Adaptation of DRACULA to Lurk Off-Broadway This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

This fall, Hunger & Thirst Theatre returns to New York with a modern stage adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 Gothic horror novel DRACULA, written by the company's Artistic Director Patricia Lynn and directed by Geordie Broadwater. (more...)

Janis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at QuintessenceJanis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Quintessence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

Steppenwolf's THE FUNDAMENTALS Preview Slated for The Guggenheim This MonthSteppenwolf's THE FUNDAMENTALS Preview Slated for The Guggenheim This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with the creators and excerpts of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's The Fundamentals by Erika Sheffer prior to the play's world premiere on November 10. (more...)

Crystal Finn Joins Roundabout Underground's KINGDOM COME; Cast Complete!Crystal Finn Joins Roundabout Underground's KINGDOM COME; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Rehearsals begin tomorrow, Tuesday, September 13, for the world-premiere production of Kingdom Come by Jenny Rachel Weiner, directed by Kip Fagan, as part of Roundabout's 50th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Daniel Sullivan to Helm Steven Levenson's New Play IF I FORGET; Off-Broadway Dates Set!Daniel Sullivan to Helm Steven Levenson's New Play IF I FORGET; Off-Broadway Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

As previously announced, Roundabout Theatre Company will present former Roundabout Underground playwright Steven Levenson's (The Unavoidable Disappearance Of Tom Durnin; Dear Evan Hansen) new play, If I Forget, directed by Daniel Sullivan.  (more...)

Classical Theatre Company to Present Chekhov's THE BEAR and THE PROPOSALClassical Theatre Company to Present Chekhov's THE BEAR and THE PROPOSAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Classical Theatre Company returns to the Russian Master Anton Chekhov with an evening of his one-act plays: The Bear and The Proposal plus a bonus reading of his essay The Evils of Tobacco. (more...)

Classical Theater of Harlem to Stage World Premiere of FIT FOR A QUEENClassical Theater of Harlem to Stage World Premiere of FIT FOR A QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents the world premiere of Fit for a Queen, a comedy inspired by the life of Hatshepsut, a woman who ruled as a pharaoh in ancient Egypt. Hatshepsut's female lover helps her usurp the throne, only to finds herself at odds with an unexpectedly ruthless rival for power - her daughter. (more...)

Anne Kauffman Will Direct Scott McPherson's MARVIN'S ROOM on BroadwayAnne Kauffman Will Direct Scott McPherson's MARVIN'S ROOM on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has just announced the Broadway premiere of Marvin's Room, by Scott McPherson and directed by Obie Award-winning director, Anne Kauffman (Detroit) making her Broadway debut. (more...)

Brave New World Rep to Bring Full Production of THE PLANTATION to Governors IslandBrave New World Rep to Bring Full Production of THE PLANTATION to Governors Island
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Brooklyn's acclaimed Brave New World Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of The Plantation, a bold new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard set in 1870 Virginia after emancipation and the civil war, but before the onset of Jim Crow. (more...)

STUPID F@#KING BIRD to Be Part of the Alternative Programming SeriesSTUPID F@#KING BIRD to Be Part of the Alternative Programming Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The Omaha Community Playhouse will present a staged reading of Stupid F@#king Bird as part of the Alternative Programming series Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in OCP's Howard Drew Theatre. (more...)

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