3rd Annual Cherry Orchard Festival to Present Vakhtangov Theatre's SMILE AT US, OH LORD, 6/5-7

Mar 25, 2015

Following their triumphant, sold-out New York engagement last spring, the Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia returns with a new theatrical masterpiece Smile At Us, Oh Lord, based on the novels of Lithuanian-born Israeli writer Grigory Kanovich and directed by Rimas Tuminas (Eugene Onegin). Presented by The Cherry Orchard Festival Foundation (, Smile At Us, Oh Lord will play 4 performances at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street): June 5th at 8pm, June 6th at 2pm and 8pm and June 7th at 2pm. Tickets are $45-$150...

Source: Broadway World

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Vakhtangov’s imaginative ‘Onegin’

Jun 09, 2014

Completed in 1832, Alexander Pushkin’s “Eugene Onegin” is Russia’s most beloved literary work, and it’s spawned an opera by Tchaikovsky, ballets by John Cranko and Boris Eifman, and a number of films. Now, it’s a play adapted and directed by Rimas Tuminas for the Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia. ...

Source: Boston Globe

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From Russia, an adaptation of ‘Eugene Onegin’

Jun 05, 2014

NEW YORK — In Alexander Pushkin’s 19th-century novel-in-verse, “Eugene Onegin,” whose story inspired the famed 1879 Tchaikovsky opera and the John Cranko ballet, the title character, a jaded aristocrat, has not only killed his best friend in a duel but also rejected the girl who declared her deep and unconditional love for him. ...

Source: Boston Globe

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Eugene Onegin

Jun 02, 2014

A large Russian contingent was on hand for May 29th's American premiere of Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre's staging of "Eugene Onegin" at City Center, with many genuinely moved audience members giving the more than three-hour production a standing ovation...

Source: Edge Media Network

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