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How Franchot Tone Directed – and Lived – Chekhov’s ‘Uncle Vanya’


Franchot Tone's long-lost 1957 film of Chekhov's great drama helps reveal deep parallels between the actor/director and the Russian playwright. Read More »

Theater Review (LA): ‘The Country House’ by Donald Margulies


Margulies’ new Broadway-bound comedy premieres at the Geffen Playhouse with the feel of a work in progress. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Uncle Vanya’ by Akropolis Performance Lab


Sightlines aren’t ideal, but it’s worth craning your neck to take in this flawed but distinctive take on Chekhov. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Seagull 69′ by Anton Chekhov

Seagull 69 Playbill. Seagull 69 directed by Austin Pendleton, a Mississippi Mud Production.

'Seagull 69' updates Chekhov's classic to Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles 1969. Director Austin Pendleton didn't miss a beat in this production. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): The Seagull by Anton Chekhov at ACT Theatre

A group of Seattle actors rehearsed the Chekhov classic for nine months, and the result is extraordinary. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Vanya on 42nd Street – The Criterion Collection

Louis Malle's final film, a staging of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, is an intimate and fascinating work. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘The Cherry Orchard’ at Classic Stage with Dianne Wiest and John Turturro


Occupy Wall Street protesters evicted from their permanent settlements could do a lot worse than visiting (or re-visiting) Anton Chekhov's class-conscious classic. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): The Cherry Orchard at The T. Schreiber Studio

"Why go to the theatre to see a play! Better to see yourselves more often." Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Reflections and Geographical History of America

Despite contrasting age and prestige, these two plays are alike...except for the vast difference in quality. Read More »