Move puts press opening on Thursday night

Taking advantage of some recent Rialto sked juggling, “The Seagull,” the Broadway transfer of the Royal Court production starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Peter Sarsgaard, will now open Oct. 2 instead of Oct. 1.

Move puts the press opening of “Seagull” on a Thursday night, desirable because of the arts-section real estate that such openings often occupy in the Friday papers.

Earlier this week, the show originally skedded to open Oct. 2, Manhattan Theater Club’s “To Be or Not to Be,” pushed back its timeline by 12 days due to the addition of new cast members.

“Seagull” begins previews Tuesday at the Walter Kerr Theater.

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