Actresses love to play Madame Ranevskaya, the enchanting idiot who dithers away the family estate in Anton Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard.” Film star Diane Lane (best remembered for “Unfaithful”)…
Saoirse Ronan and Annette Bening are set to star in a movie adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull,” which has been added to the Cannes sales slate of Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur's K5 Intl. The…
Where is the worst possible place to be in the theater? About twenty minutes ahead of the action. That, alas, is where audiences for "Longing" find themselves. Anyone attracted to successful novelist…
It's been more than a century since Anton Chekhov noted that if one introduces a gun in the first act of a play, it had better go off by the final curtain. The Hollywood corollary holds that if you…
Helmer Austin Pendleton's production has the handsome look (of battered elegance) and elusive spirit (beautiful, but damned) of his prior Chekhovian outings for the CSC.
It's only fair to point out that Chekhov's original "Three Sisters" script doesn't actually include everyone singing Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" at the first-act party.
"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" thesp Michael Nyqvist is joining the starry ensemble of writer-director Christian Camargo's modern retelling of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull."
"The Hurt Locker" thesp Christian Camargo is set to make his directorial debut with an untitled, modern retelling of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull" -- and he's attracted quite the cast, as Katie…
Brazil-based RT Features is moving on a simple twist of film, acquiring rights to adapt Bob Dylan's 1975 album "Blood on the Tracks" into an English-language feature.
A revival of "Uncle Vanya" set in 1950s-era Russia and performed in Australian "shrimp-on-the-baahbie" twang? Yes, it works -- does it ever -- in this sublime revival of the Chekhov classic by the…
Dover Kosashvili's costumer offers surroundings so vibrant that tragedy seems an indulgence.