Director Robert Icke has become the great hope of British theater. The 29-year-old has a rare talent for tapping into a text's driving forces. He staged "1984" not as a possible future, but as a…
Christopher Durang's play "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" opened March 14 at Broadway's John Golden Theater following an Off Broadway run at Lincoln Center Theater, where the show opened in the…
"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" is brainy and witty and clever and cute.
Just as "Waiting for Godot," a play about boredom, should never feel boring, so "Uncle Vanya," a play about people in stasis, should never be static.
After 35 years of anchoring the downtown theater scene, Soho Rep is still living up to its mandate of producing bold work by brave pioneers.
Michael Shannon, Georgia Engel and a slew of downtown legit vets are set to star in scribe Annie Baker's new adaptation of "Uncle Vanya," bowing at Off Broadway's Soho Rep in a production directed by…
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…
Ralph Fiennes is planning to appear onstage in "Dear Uncle," a new adaptation of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" by veteran Brit playwright Alan Ayckbourn.
Celebrity couple Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard may be the big draw for this Classic Stage Company production of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya." But while they give good value as the passionate…
For a first-time stage designer, architect Leigh Breslau (master planner for Chicago's Millennium Park) makes a startling impression with the set of this visually unusual, intriguingly frantic "Uncle…
There's a lot of talk in Michael Mayer's woebegone production of the Chekhov classic, and much loud declaiming. There are quite a few tears and other assorted hysterics, a half a barrel of laughs…