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Uncle Vanya

Stage Door: Uncle Vanya

Fern Siegel | Posted 11.30.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Charting the misery of his beloved Russia on the brink is Chekhov's artistry. He is adept at heartbreak, exposing the raw yearnings of those caught between desire and obligation. Broken people, broken relationships destroyed by inertia and indifference are his specialty.

Off Broadway: Uncle Vanya at the Pearl Theater and Almost Home at the Acorn

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

The Pearl Theater's revival of Uncle Vanya illustrates this fine company's signature charm, and does one better, doing Anton Chekhov the good service of playing his tragicomedy for humor over gravitas.

First Nighter: 'Uncle Vanya' Misfires in More Ways Than One

David Finkle | Posted 11.21.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

During the intermission after the first uneven two acts of the Pearl Theatre Company's Uncle Vanya revival, I remarked to my astonished but extremely tolerant friend that Anton Chekhov's writing shines through no matter what is done to it.

A Hilarious Opener for Berkeley Rep: Christopher Durang's Antic Vanya

Leo Stutzin | Posted 11.30.2013 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

You don't need to know Anton Chekhov's melancholy classics to giggle and guffaw at Vanya and friends, though some familiarity doesn't hurt. All you really need is the ability to laugh at human excesses, foibles and vanities.

Capturing Your Imagination: A Q&A With Susan Albert Loewenberg

Robert Gagnier | Posted 11.19.2013 | Arts
Robert Gagnier

"At that time if you were reasonably attractive, you didn't think 'oh I'm going to be a producer,' your focus is on acting. I did my first professional job when I was 14. I just fell in love with the theater and it just blossomed into a passion that never went away."

First Nighter: Ethan Hawke Superb in a Not Quite Superb Ivanov

David Finkle | Posted 01.12.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Austin Pendleton's production of Anton Chekhov's Ivanov at the Classic Stage Company is something of an unsolved puzzle. And that status probably isn't entirely due to Pendleton's direction of a highly competent cast. More likely, it's traceable to the tough challenge posed by the Russian playwright himself.

Anna Friel Took Our Advice...And She Looks Great

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 11.09.2012 | Style

A novelty sweater at its best.

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Who Knew Cate Blanchett Could Play Awkward So Well?

HuffingtonPost.com | Gazelle Emami | Posted 07.25.2012 | Home

"Sorry, I'll sneak in," a man murmured as he sidled past attendees at the Lincoln Center Festival premiere of "Uncle Vanya" Saturday night. The ma...

PHOTOS: Cate Blanchett Masters Subtle Sex Appeal In Givenchy Dress

Posted 07.22.2012 | Style

Cate Blanchett has never been one to go for the overtly sexy look. The actress usually opts for an androgynous pantsuit or an avant-garde gown for maj...

Alan Cumming Plays Every Role In 'Macbeth'

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 07.02.2012 | Home

We are now ankle deep in the slew of summer arts festivals, and one gem that is fast approaching is the Lincoln Center Festival in New York. On July 5...

A Fresh Take On Chekhov's Classic

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 06.18.2012 | Home

Tis’ the season for Chekhov, but then again when isn’t it. Wedged between Target Margin Theater’s postmodern production of "Uncle Vanya" last m...

Realism, Naturalism, Whatever: Target Margin's Uncle Vanya

Bess Rowen | Posted 06.28.2012 | Home
Bess Rowen

When it comes to "whatever," one has to walk the line between expressing ennui and producing it in the audience. This Uncle Vanya leans towards the later in the beginning, but once it gets into the groove it finds a better balance.

Oscar-nominated Actor Paul Giamatti and Director Sophie Barthes Try Saving Our Cold Souls

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Given its wonderfully wacked-out premise, Cold Souls is a film that does not deserve to be lost in the summer shuffle.

Q & A: Actors Sienna Miller And Peter Sarsgaard Explore The Mysteries Of Pittsburgh

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Somewhat like her character in Mysteries In Pittsburgh, Sienna Miller is a compelling, straightforward person who makes no bones about what she's about.

Maggie Gyllenhaal And Peter Sarsgaard Now Together On Stage

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

there is an added frisson to their coming collaboration in "Uncle Vanya" (which opens on Thursday and runs through March 8), one of the rare instances...

PHOTOS: Cate Blanchett Masters Subtle Sex Appeal In Givenchy Dress

Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Cate Blanchett has never been one to go for the overtly sexy look. The actress usually opts for an androgynous pantsuit or an avant-garde gown for maj...