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Interview: Daniel Monks Discusses THE SEAGULL, Covid Delays And Disability On Stage Photo Interview: Daniel Monks Discusses THE SEAGULL, Covid Delays And Disability On Stage
by Bryony Rae Taylor - Jun 28, 2022

Australian actor Daniel Monks (Pulse, Teenage Dick) discusses opening the long-awaited revival of The Seagull, penned by Anya Reiss and directed by Jamie Lloyd.

BWW Review: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Theatre Harrisburg Photo BWW Review: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Theatre Harrisburg
by Rich Mehrenberg - Jun 11, 2022

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is an enjoyable night of entertainment.  Contrary to the show’s title, knowledge of Anton Chekov is not necessary to enjoy the show.  It runs now through June 19th at Krevsky Center in Harrisburg.

BWW Review: “THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI” Stakes Claim to His Name at Jobsit Photo BWW Review: “THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI” Stakes Claim to His Name at Jobsite Theater
by Drew Eberhard - May 22, 2022

The show opens with a Ghost Light center stage. As most shows of a Brechtian nature go, characters of nondescript fashion layout the evening events in the manner of Prologue. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, or as it is subtitled “The Parable Play,” tells the story of the rise of Arturo Ui a fictional Chicago Mobster as he ruthlessly tries to control the Chicago vegetable market despite opposition. A political satire based on Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in Nazi Germany prior to the events of World War II.

SPRING AWAKENING And More as The Company Theatre Announces Inaugural Season Photo SPRING AWAKENING And More as The Company Theatre Announces Inaugural Season
by A.A. Cristi - May 2, 2022

The Company Theatre, Rochester's newest performing arts collaborative, announces their inaugural 2022-2023 season.

BWW Review: LIFE SUCKS at DOBAMA! Photo BWW Review: LIFE SUCKS at DOBAMA!
by Roy Berko - Apr 30, 2022

Anton Chekov, along with Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg, were three late nineteenth and early twentieth century European playwrights who were the seminal figures in the birth of theatrical modernism. They turned their backs on the escapist romantic stories and took on real issues, and presented real people with real problems.

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble Presents the First Annual Phoenix Festival: Live Arts in Nya Photo Phoenix Theatre Ensemble Presents the First Annual Phoenix Festival: Live Arts in Nyack
by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2022

Nyack joins the roster of world class arts events with the launch of The Phoenix Festival: Live Arts in Nyack – a performing arts celebration set for this fall 2022.

Teatro En Corto Produces Raul Avila Munoz' Productions Photo Teatro En Corto Produces Raul Avila Munoz' Productions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2021

The acclaimed Teatro en Corto in Mexico City is known for producing original plays. Mexican creatives put up their work for the masses to watch and enjoy and one creative, by the name of Raul Avila Munoz, has offered several shows to this company.

BWW Blog: John Strasberg's ADAMS' APPLES Photo BWW Blog: John Strasberg's ADAMS' APPLES
by Student Blogger: Bea Mienik - Sep 9, 2021

Adams’ Apples is a John Strasberg talent trifecta. He wrote, directed and starred in this contemporary homage to Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard. In our recent interview, Strasberg explains that like Chekov’s dramatis personae of 100 years ago, the modern day characters we meet in his film “never did anything about doing what they dreamed of doing”.

SMOKING IS BAD FOR YOU Will Be Performed at Pitlochry Festival Theatre Next Month Photo SMOKING IS BAD FOR YOU Will Be Performed at Pitlochry Festival Theatre Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2021

Chekhov's 1886 short play tells the story of Ivan as we meet him at a local Town Hall. Instructed by his wife to give a lecture on the harmful effects of tobacco it comes apparent that she has an ulterior motive and Ivan's lecture quickly becomes a very funny, yet painful, revelation about his life and relationships, laying out his lost dreams.

BWW Review: THE DEVIL POURS IT STEADY at Orpheus Theater Photo BWW Review: THE DEVIL POURS IT STEADY at Orpheus Theater
by Rich Mehrenberg - Jul 20, 2021

The Devil Pours It Steady is the latest offering by local playwright, Tyler Rossi. The show is available for streaming now through July 23rd and is produced by the Orpheus Theater. Rossi's resume includes many compelling dramatic pieces including Verboten and End of the Line. The current work falls a little short.

Anton Chekov Videos

BWW Blog: The SITIuation VideoBWW Blog: The SITIuation
by Student Blogger: Sarah Gagarin - Jun 14, 2019

Hello everyone! I've been blessed to be given the opportunity to study with Anne Bogart and SITI company here at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs New York. While none of this training is brand new to me as it is to some of my colleagues here this whole experience has been mind altering.

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2013 Tony Nominees- VANYA AND SONIA's Billy Magnussen High on the Theatre Drug
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2013

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tonys Meet & Greet on May 1, 2013, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Billy Magnussen, a nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Check out what he had to say below!

VIDEO: Sigourney Weaver Chats 'VANYA & SONIA' on THE TALK
by Caryn Robbins - May 14, 2013

On yesterday's THE TALK on CBS, Sigourney Weaver shared stories about her famous roles though the years and touted that with her new Broadway role in the Tony-nominated play 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' has now made her 'in the best shape of her life.' Check out the appearance below!

STAGE TUBE: Randall Goes 'Honey Badger' on VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Stage Tube - Apr 3, 2013

Randall, the irreverent video-narrator who became an overnight internet sensation with his now famous 'The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger' video, has done one of his signature voice-overs on production footage from Christopher Durang's new comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, starring Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce. Watch his take on the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Elements Theatre Rehearsal Footage for THE DINING ROOM
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2012

Elements Theatre Company is showcasing A. R. Gurney's Pulitzer-nominated play, The Dining Room, a window into a vanishing class of society from the 1930s to the 1980s. The production runs May 19-27, 2012 at Elements Theatre, Paraclete House, Rock Harbor, Orleans, MA.