Opening Date
Nov 20, 1997
Closing Date
Jan 04, 1998
1st Preview
Oct 23, 1997
1st Preview
Oct 23, 1997


Vivian Beaumont Theater
(Nov 20, 1997 - Jan 04, 1998)

In a province in Central Russia in the late 1880s.

This version commissioned and originally presented by The Almeida Theatre Company
Written by Anton Chekhov; Book adapted by David Hare; Literal translation by Alex Wilbraham; Original Music by Robert Waldman; Incidental music arranged by Robert Waldman; "Andante Cantabile" from String Quartet # 1 in D by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Directed by Gerald Gutierrez
Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty; Costume Design by Catherine Zuber; Lighting Design by James F. Ingalls; Sound Design by Aural Fixation; Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Assistant Scenic Design: Shelley Barclay; Assistant Costume Design: Wade Laboissonniere and Fabio Toblini; Assistant Lighting Design: Amy Appleyard, Matthew Frey, Brian Haynsworth and Christopher Landy; Assistant Sound Design: Matt Schlofner
LCT General Manager: Steven C. Callahan; Company Manager: Mala Mosher; Assistant Co. Mgr: Gregory John D'Angelo
LCT Production Manager: Jeff Hamlin; Stage Manager: Frank Hartenstein; Assistant Stage Mgr: Deirdre McCrane
LCT Casting Director: Daniel Swee; LCT Director of Marketing & Special Projects: Thomas Cott; LCT Director of Development: Hattie K. Jutagir; Vocal Consultant: Elizabeth Smith; General Press Representative: Philip Rinaldi; LCT Dramaturg: Anne Cattaneo; Cover photograph of Kevin Kline by Brigitte Lacombe; Advertising: Russek Advertising
Anna Petrovna
Ivanov's wife (nee Sarah Abramson)
Yevgeni Lvov
a young country doctor
Avdotya Nazarovna
an old woman of no known profession
daughter to the Lebedevs
Count Matvyei Shabyelski
Ivanov's uncle
Marfusha Babakina
a young widow and heiress
Nikolai Ivanov
a regional councillor
Mikhail Borkin
the steward of Ivanov's estate
servant to the Lebedevs
Zinaida Savishna
wife to Lebedev
an excise officer
Pavel Lebedev
Chairman of the local council
servant to Ivanov
Understudies: Joan Buddenhagen (Sasha), Jane Cronin (Zinaida Savishna, Avdotya Nazarovna), John Michael Gilbert (Yevgeni Lvov), Lawrence Nathanson (Mikhail Borkin, Pyotr), John Newton (Pavel Lebedev, Kosykh), Thomas Schall (Nikolai Ivanov), Evan Thompson (Count Matvyei Shabyelski, Gavrila) and Susan Wilder (Anna Petrovna, Marfusha Babakina)

Tony Award®


Best Featured Actor in a Play

1998 Nominee
Max Wright

Drama Desk Award


Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

1998 Nominee
Max Wright

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

1998 Nominee
Marian Seldes

Outstanding Set Design of a Play

1998 Nominee
Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty

Outstanding Costume Design

1998 Nominee
Costume Design by Catherine Zuber
Week Ending Gross % Gross Pot. Attendance % Capacity # Previews # Perf.
Statistics supplied are courtesy of The Broadway League.

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