Tag Archives: Anton Chekhov

‘Uncle Vanya’ airs on Theatre Close Up

Jesse Pennington, left, and Jay O. Sanders in “Uncle Vanya.” (PHOTO: Joan Marcus)

Non-tradional stage production are all the rage these days, such as “Oklahoma! which took home the Best Revival  of a Musical at the 2019 Tony Awards.

Tonight, at 9, PBS Channel 13 airs Richard Nelson’s  production of the canonical Chekhov drama that may be the most intimate version of the play available, according to the New York Times. The actors, for the most part, delivers their lines in murmurs. Continue reading ‘Uncle Vanya’ airs on Theatre Close Up

‘Songbird’ soars for fans of boot-stomping, honky-tonk version of ‘Seagull’

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A new honky-tonk musical based on an Anton Chekhov play is stomping the stage at the Two River Theater through July 1. 

Set in a small Nashville bar where whisky is a food group, music on the out-of-tune piano is more rhythm than melody and dead keys a must, plus the ability to dance the two-step is required, 10 real good friends and relatives are trying to sort out their lives — badly.  Continue reading ‘Songbird’ soars for fans of boot-stomping, honky-tonk version of ‘Seagull’