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Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS

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Lincoln Center Theater presents Betsy Aidem, Blair Brown, Michael Cerveris, Anthony Cochrane, Lauren Culpepper, Alvin Epstein, Kathryn Erbe, John Glover, Jennifer B. Grace, Katie Kreisler, Stephen Kunken, Haviland Morris, Dale Place, John Procaccino, Gareth Saxe and Alan Schmuckler in the 18-member cast of its the world premiere production of NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS, a new play by Richard Nelson. The play, which was commissioned by Lincoln Center Theater, is directed by David Cromer and opened last night, May 6. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night below!

It's 1948 and during a spring weekend in Westport, CT a close-knit group of Russian emigres, including choreographer George Balanchine (to be played by Michael Cerveris), composer Igor Stravinsky (John Glover), conductor Serge Koussevitsky (Dale Place), painter/set designer Sergey Sudeikin (Alvin Epstein) and composer Nikolai Nabokov (Stephen Kunken), gather to eat, drink and talk. In NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS playwright Richard Nelson reimagines, during the course of this weekend, the creation of Balanchine and Stravinsky's historic collaboration, the ballet Orpheus, and explores the interesting and controversial ways American art was funded at the outset of the Cold War. Interspersed throughout the action of the play will be moments of Balanchine's original Orpheus choreography.

NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS will have sets by Marsha Ginsberg, costumes by Jane Greenwood, lighting by Ken Billington, sound by Daniel Kluger, choreography by George Balanchine and ballet staging by Rosemary Dunleavy. Jeff Edwards is Ballet Master.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Shalita Grant

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Shalita Grant

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Lauren Culpepper

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Lauren Culpepper

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Lauren Culpepper, John Procaccino

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
John Procaccino, Bartlett Sher

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Richard Nelson

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Richard Nelson, John Procaccino

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Richard Nelson, David Cromer

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
David Cromer

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Alan Schmuckler

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Anthony Cochrane

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Dale Place

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Dale Place, Alan Schmuckler, Anthony Cochrane

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Lauren Culpepper, Alvin Epstein, Michael Rosen

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Natalia Alonso

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Natalia Alonso

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Natalia Alonso, Michael Rosen

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Jennifer Grace, Gareth Saxe

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Haviland Morris

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Haviland Morris

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
John Glover

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Gareth Saxe, Katie Kreisler, John Glover, Kathryn Erbe, Blair Brown, Haviland Morris, Stephen Kunken, Betsy Aidem, Michael Rosen, Natalia Alonso

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
John Glover, Blair Brown

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Stephen Kunken, Kathryn Erbe

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Blair Brown, Haviland Morris, Katie Kreisler

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Blair Brown, Haviland Morris, Betsy Aidem, Katie Kreisler, Natalia Alonso, Kathryn Erbe

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Michael Rosen, Michael Cerveris, Natalia Alonso

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Michael Cerveris, Stephen Kunken, John Glover

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Michael Cerveris, Stephen Kunken, Kathryn Erbe, John Glover

Photos: Michael Cerveris & More at Opening Night of LCT's NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS
Michael Cerveris


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