Masquerade – Cherry Orchard Festival/Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia

Jun 22, 2019
Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia’s production of Masquerade is presented by Cherry Orchard Festival. Written by Mikhail Lermontov. Directed by Rimas Tuminas. Set Design: Adomas Yatsovskis. Costumes design: Maxim Obrezkov. Music: Aram Khachaturian and Faustas latenas. Lighting Designer: Maya Shavdatuashvili. Author of English Subtitles: Ivan Samokhin...

Source: Boston Stage Notes

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The Cherry Orchard Festival Presents MASQUERADE At New York City Center

Jun 06, 2019

Following three sold-out New York engagements, the Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia returns with a new verse drama Masquerade, directed by Rimas Tuminas (Eugene Onegin). Presented by The Cherry Orchard Festival Foundation(, Masquerade will play 4 performances at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street): June 13 at 7:30pm, June 14 at 7:30pm, June 15 at 7:30pm and June 16 at 2pm. Tickets are $55-$150. Group tickets, student discounts, and VIP tickets are available by calling Festival's office at 1-800-349-0021...

Source: Broadway World

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Chekhov’s IVANOV

Jun 18, 2018
Within us is a mind that is both creative and destructive. It needs to be handled, taken care of. It needs its distractions.
Your mind needs to see this production... 

Source: The Front Row Center

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Interview with Maria Shclover and Irina Shabshis, the co-founders of the Cherry Orchard Festival

May 25, 2018

The Cherry Orchard Festival is an arts festival that has become a beloved staple of NYC. In 2018, founders and producers Maria Shclover and Irina Shabshis are bringing Russia’s Theatre of Nations to New York with Anton Chekhov’s “Ivanov,” a dramatic play about an antihero, a melancholic upper-class man who is struggling to regain his former glory. The play will run from June 14 to June 17 at New York City Center (131 W. 55th Street), as part of their VI Cherry Orchard Festival of the Arts...

Source: Entertainment Vine

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In 'Brodsky/Baryshnikov,' Great Friends Plumb Existential Depths

Jan 18, 2018
“However, if I were to summarize, my main interest is the nature of time. That’s what interests me most of all. What time can do to a man.” — Joseph Brodsky in an interview with Sven Birkerts for the Paris Review, Spring 1982
"Brodsky/Baryshnikov," a 90-minute reflection on aging, perseverance and mortality, contains worlds — while also acknowledging their impermanence. Its Boston premiere Thursday night, at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, brought the mostly Russian-speaking audience to its feet.
Conceived by director Alvis Hermanis, head of the New Riga Theatre, in Latvia, and known for his innovative theater and opera productions throughout Europe, "Brodsky/Baryshnikov" has a score, a script and action, though of an unusual sort: The score is primarily made up of 44 poems — some whole, some excerpts — written by Joseph Brodsky from 1957 to 1995...

Source: 90.9 WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station

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Cherry Orchard Festival Announces 2017 Season

Jan 04, 2017

Since 2013 Cherry Orchard Festival has built a solid reputation for presenting moving and intriguing concerts and productions by International Artists and ensembles to New York City audiences. Tickets are now on sale for musical and theatrical performances as the festival returns for its fifth season this spring. There will be two Carnegie Hall concerts by two of Russia's leading ensembles, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Russia's oldest orchestra (March 4), and Moscow Virtuosi (June 7)...

Source: Broadway World

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