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
    BWW Reviews: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Check Off a Hit
    by Elizabeth Peterson-Vita - Sep 17, 2014

    Acclaimed American playwright Christopher Durang is well known for his absurd and often outrageous humor, and his VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, winner of a Tony Award in 2013 for Best Play, is no exception. An engaging farce with a somewhat surprising degree of sentiment at its core, this darkish comedy sends up the classic work of Anton Chekhov while also countering it with a kind of cock-eyed optimism. This Trustus Theatre's production, in the capable hands of director Jim O'Connor and well-modulated cast, just completed its first week's run and happily will be playing for another two weeks. There are plenty of in-jokes for theatre majors and the cognoscenti, but the uninitiated can also enjoy the modern comedy and unexpected charm that infuses Durang's take on a very idiosyncratic family whose caricatured members are yet familiar to us. (more...)

    BETTE DAVIS ON THE EDGE Begins Tonight at Mainstreet Theatre
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

    Bette Davis On the Edge, a new one-woman show about the screen legend, written and performed by Christine St. John, an American actress, who has spent the last two decades working in London, and directed by renowned Chicago director, teacher and casting agent, Jane Drake Brody, will receive its world premiere at the Mainstreet Theatre in Michigan City, Indiana, beginning on September 12th, and running for four performances through September 20th. (more...)

    Photo Flash: First Look at JPAC's THE GOOD DOCTOR, Beginning Tomorrow
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 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 tomorrow, September 12 - 27, 2014 at Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central Ave. in Cicero. Tickets are available at www.jpactheatre.com or by calling (708) 656-1800. The press performances are tomorrow, Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

    TCG Publishes Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize Winning Play THE FLICK
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

    Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of Annie Baker's The Flick, the 2014 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play, which will be available in paperback and hardcover, premiered at Playwrights Horizons in New York, NY in 2013 and is slated to receive a commercial run in the near future. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: Lit Moon Successfully Scales the Everest of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
    by Maggie Yates - Sep 09, 2014

    Lit Moon's production is an elegant rendition of The Cherry Orchard, a play that Blondell likened to climbing a directorial mountain. Lit Moon successfully scales the Everest of The Cherry Orchard and summits the peak having genuinely represented both the light and dark sides of Chekhov's comedy. (more...)

    Photo Flash: First Look at Three Day Hangover's DRUNKLE VANYA
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

    Three Day Hangover will present NYC's only boozy Chekhov, DRUNKLE VANYA, based on Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, adapted and directed by Lori Wolter Hudson and running now through September 18, 2014 (all performances at 8pm) at The Gin Mill, 442 Amsterdam Avenue, (bet. 81st and 82nd Streets), New York, NY 10024. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

    BWW Reviews: DRUNKLE VANYA by Three Day Hangover, Don't Miss It!
    by Marina Kennedy - Sep 09, 2014

    Three Day Hangover is now performing 'Drunkle Vanya' an adaptation of Anton Chekhov's 'Uncle Vanya.' Adapted and directed by Lori Wolter Hudson, the show is a wholly entertaining piece of theater. (more...)

    Tickets Now on Sale for Bedlam's THE SEAGULL, SENSE & SENSIBILITY
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

    Tickets are now on sale for Bedlam Theatre company's productions of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull adapted by Anya Reiss and Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility adapted by Kate Hamill. The repertory pair will be playing as part of the inaugural season at the Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street, NYC) beginning performances on Friday, October 31 through December 22. Tickets can be purchased by calling Ovation Tix at (866) 811-4111 and online at www.theatrebedlam.org (more...)

    Photo Flash: First Look at THE GOOD DOCTOR at Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, Begin. 9/12
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 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 www.jpactheatre.com or by calling (708) 656-1800. The press performances are Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

    Syracuse Stage Season Begins 9/24 with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

    The 14/15 Season at Syracuse Stage starts September 24 with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. In this "ripped and roaring" comedy by Christopher Durang, Sonia and Vanya have frittered their lives away in the family farmhouse. Enter their sister, self-absorbed movie star Masha with her 20-something boy toy Spike, and a dysfunctional family's reunion turns into a weekend of hilarity. (more...)

    SSU Dept. of Theatre Arts & Dance's 2014-15 Season to Include 'EARNEST,' 'POPE LICK CREEK' & More
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

    The Sonoma State University Department of Theatre Arts & Dance has announced its 2014-2015 performance season showcasing the emerging talents of SSU students studying theater arts, dance and music. SSU's Department of Theatre Arts & Dance has planned a wild, rebel-filled and wickedly funny season that begins in the Deep South and travels to India, Russia and around the globe through drama, comedy, opera and dance. For its annual performance season, the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance offers special events, several free K-12 Student Matinees, SSU "Faculty & Staff Night" and alumni performances. Sonoma State University students are admitted free to all productions. For tickets or more information call the box office at 707-664-4246 or email tickets@sonoma.edu. (more...)

    BWW Previews: DRUNKLE VANYA by Three Day Hangover at The Gin Mill, NYC, 9/4-18
    by Marina Kennedy - Sep 02, 2014

    'Drunkle Vanya,' an adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, will be performed by Three Day Hangover at The Gin Mill on the Upper West Side from September 4th through September 18th. (more...)

    Full Casting Announced for UNCLE VANYA - John Hannah, Amanda Boxer, Buffy Davis and More
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

    Casting is announced today for a new version of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya by multiple award-winning playwright Anya Reiss, premiering on Wednesday 8 October at St. James Theatre. Directed by Russell Bolam, Reiss' adaptation of Chekhov's masterpiece of modern theatre reignites the piece for a 21st century audience, revealing the universal difficulties of impossible love, longing and regret. (more...)

    Alex Breaux and Madeline Weinstein Join Roundabout's THE REAL THING
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

    Roundabout Theatre Company has announced additional casting for The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry,' Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie,' Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play The Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold begins preview performances on Thursday, October 2, 2014 and opens officially on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42ndStreet). This is a limited engagement. The cast also includes Alex Breaux as 'Brodie' and Madeline Weinstein as 'Debbie.' Final casting to be announced. (more...)

    Huntington/Coolidge's 'Stage & Screen' Series to Open 9/8 with JUNGLE FEVER
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

    Stage & Screen, a collaboration between Coolidge Corner Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company that explores the depictions of shared themes in Huntington productions and acclaimed films announces four upcoming film screenings and post-screening conversations with Huntington artists and experts. Tickets to each screening are $11 ($8 for Coolidge members with member ID and Huntington Theatre Company subscribers with promo code) and may be purchased online at coolidge.org or at the Coolidge box office, located at 290 Harvard Street, Brookline. (more...)

    Neil Simon's THE GOOD DOCTOR to Play Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 9/12-27
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

    Jedlicka Performing Arts Center is pleased to 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. (more...)

    INTAR to Open New Season with TEACH, TEACHER, TEACHEST, 9/12-10/5
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

    INTAR presents the first production of its 2014 - '15 season: Teach, Teacher, Teachest by David Koteles, directed by Daniel Irizarry, beginning September 12th and continuing through October 5th only. Opening Night is set for Thursday, September 18th. (more...)

    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 www.jpactheatre.com 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...)

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