Saturday, June 8, 2024

The Great Lillian Hall. Jessica Lange Stars. Marian Seldes Hovers. by New York Theater

Jessica Lange as Lillian Hall, one of the great legends of the American theater, is about to star once again on Broadway in “The Cherry Orchard.” But she  is collapsed on her bed, when…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 11:28PM
Sunday, May 19, 2024

THE CHERRY ORCHARD: 2024 by Ron Fassler

Nina Hoss as Ranevskaya in “The Cherry Orchard.” Photo by Johan Persson.May 19, 2024: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler. The Cherry Orchard is one of my favorite plays. I was…

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Sunday, May 12, 2024

The week in theatre: The Cherry Orchard; Minority Report; Laughing Boy – review by Susannah Clapp

Donmar Warehouse; Lyric Hammersmith; Jermyn Street, LondonThe aged servant steals the show in a fast-paced 21st-century Chekhov, Max Webster’s dystopian sci-fi dazzles the eye but skips th…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:18AM
Friday, May 3, 2024


(Arifa Akbar’s article appeared in the Guardian, 5/3; Photo: The party’s over … Nina Hoss in The Cherry Orchard. Photograph: Johan Persson.) Donmar Warehouse, London Nina Hoss stars i…

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The Cherry Orchard review – Benedict Andrews brings Chekhov bang up to date by Arifa Akbar

Donmar Warehouse, LondonNina Hoss stars in a kookily immersive production but the devastating hammer blow of the Russian tragicomedy is not lost in translation It is initially hard to fathom…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 12:36PM

‘The Cherry Orchard’ Review: Chekhov in the Fun Zone by Houman Barekat

Benedict Andrews’s production in London offers perfectly pitched comedy where other directors find somber tragedy.

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The Cherry Orchard review: Chekhov characters banter and vape while the world burns by Tim Bano

Bafta-winner Adeel Akhtar and ‘Tár’ star Nina Hoss are excellent, but Benedict Andrews’s clever but annoying contemporary Chekhov revival insists on a grating quirkiness

SOURCE: The Independent at 04:32AM

THE CHERRY ORCHARD        Donmar. WC1  by Libby Purves and Friends

MODERN ECHOES OF A DYING FALL          Years ago I came out of a dullish production in Yorkshire of Chekhov’s last play, set very traditionally with samovar, parasols and big hats. A …

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Sunday, April 28, 2024

German actor Nina Hoss: ‘London is more driven. In the theatre, people are full of positive energy’ by Kate Kellaway

The star of Homeland and Tár on performing In The Cherry Orchard at the Donmar, working with Cate Blanchett, her Green party upbringing, and acting in a second language Nina Hoss, 48, is a …

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:48AM
Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Donmar Warehouse's's The Cherry Orchard Finds Full Cast by Meg Masseron

Benedict Andrews will direct his new version of the work.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:12PM
Friday, December 8, 2023

Midnight Mole review – puppet’s cheery takeover of Chekhov’s garden by Chris Wiegand

The Egg theatre, BathSet in the cherry orchard that Madame Ranevsky is preparing to leave, this story leads its young audience on a tactile adventure underground Our host is making a list an…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:06PM
Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Donmar Warehouse Will Stage Primary Trust, The Cherry Orchard, More in 2024 Season by Meg Masseron

The season marks artistic director Michael Longhurt's final season with the company.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:42AM
Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Big Trip — A Wild Journey at La Mama by Jk Clarke

By Ron Fassler . . .  When his country invaded Ukraine, Dmitry Krymov, a theater director of international reputation, was getting ready to come to the United States and direct Anton Chekho…

SOURCE: Theater Pizzazz at 08:31AM
Tuesday, October 3, 2023

2023 Equity Jeff Awards: Goodman, Teatro Vista and American Blues are the big winners by Chris Jones

Monday was an especially good night for the Goodman Theatre, winning for “The Cherry Orchard” and “The Who’s Tommy.”

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Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Ghost Land by Steven Morris

Andriy Bondarenko Ghost Land Translated by John Freedman with Vladyslav Hetmanenko   The Butterfly Iura, a Ukrainian soldier (male, 20s – 40s) Iuliia, Iura’s girlfriend/lover (female, 2…

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Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by [email protected]

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike   Reviewed by G. Bruce Smith Little Fish Theatre Through September 3 RECOMMENDED You don’t have to be familiar with Chekhov’s plays to enjoy the late…

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Wednesday, July 5, 2023

The Cherry Orchard by Steven Morris

The post The Cherry Orchard appeared first on STAGE RAW - ARTS IN L.A. - SERVED FRESH.

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Tuesday, July 4, 2023


Howard Da Silva as Benjamin Franklin in “1776” (1969). Photo by Martha Swope.July 4, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler I’ve been writing 1776-themed columns on July 4…

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Thursday, June 8, 2023

Tony Awards: A closer look at the two revival races by Susan King

Revivals have been a mainstay of Broadway for decades. But it wasn’t until the 31st ceremony in 1977 that the Tony Awards added a new category honoring these productions. The nominees for …

SOURCE: Gold Derby at 04:00PM
Wednesday, April 19, 2023

The Cherry Orchard | Audience Testimonials | Through May 7 | Goodman Theatre by Goodman Theatre

Extended by popular demand through May 7! Don't miss your chance to experience "The Cherry Orchard"—the production audiences are calling "engaging," "invigorating" and "phenomenal." Get ti…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:52PM
Thursday, April 13, 2023

Dancing on the edge of disaster by Kerry Reid

The last great production of The Cherry Orchard I saw was at Steppenwolf, nearly 20 years ago. Tina Landau turned the company’s upstairs theater into a near-immersive experience, with Ricc…

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Emotional Mercury: A Review of “The Cherry Orchard” at Goodman Theatre by Ted C. Fishman

For Goodman's current production of Anton Chekhov’s "The Cherry Orchard," Robert Falls has adapted the classic for speed and to make the laugh lines snap so wickedly hard that they elevate…

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Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Review: ‘The Cherry Orchard’ at Goodman Theatre is the perfect final play for Robert Falls by Chris Jones

Anton Chekhov’s play, as adapted by the director and performed by many of Falls’ favorite actors, is everything I had hoped it would be. Everything and more.

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 02:10PM
Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Robert Falls: Letting Go of the Goodman by American Theatre Editors

After stepping down from the helm of the Chicago theatre he ran for 36 years, he's directing---what else?---Chekhov's 'The Cherry Orchard.'

SOURCE: American Theatre at 09:37PM

Changes and Endings: An Interview with Director Robert Falls on “The Cherry Orchard” by Mary Wisniewski

For the last play he programmed as Goodman’s artistic director, Falls chose a masterpiece about change and endings—Anton Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard.”

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Friday, March 17, 2023

Robert Falls Returns | The Cherry Orchard Trailer | April 1 - 30 | Goodman Theatre by Goodman Theatre

This April, Robert Falls—"Chicago's Most Essential Director" (Chicago Tribune)—returns to the Goodman to adapt and direct Chekhov's iconic play, THE CHERRY ORCHARD. On stage starting Apr…

SOURCE: YouTube at 05:41PM
Thursday, February 2, 2023

Robert Falls Interview | The Cherry Orchard | April 1 - 30 | Goodman Theatre by Goodman Theatre

"Tragic things happen but it's also quite funny." Director Robert Falls describes why THE CHERRY ORCHARD is a special and timeless play that all audiences can relate to. Tickets are officia…

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Saturday, December 10, 2022


As an inveterate theatergoer since the age of twelve, I’ve chronicled in these columns and elsewhere about the days when I saw shows on a weekly basis in the late 60s and early 70s. I’ve…

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Monday, November 28, 2022

The Cherry Orchard review – Katie Mitchell presents the view from the trees by Catherine Love

Deutsches Schauspielhaus, HamburgThe director’s latest eco-theatre production gives us fragments of Chekhov’s dialogue and a searing reading of our relationship with nature The orchard o…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:42AM
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Who’s afraid of Australian theatre? Why our plays aren’t treated like classics by Anthony Nocera

There’s no shortage of great Australian plays. But when it comes to restagings, local work is consistently overlooked in favour of Miller, Chekov, Albee and Shakespeare Get our weekend cu…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:06PM
Monday, November 7, 2022

Mikhail Baryshnikov: ‘The thought of going back to that Brezhnev swamp was impossible’ by Lyndsey Winship

The illustrious ballet dancer on natural insecurity, his defection from the USSR to Canada – and how his body feels these days Mikhail Baryshnikov, 74, is the finest ballet dancer of his g…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:42AM

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