Classic playwright Anton Chekhov is back on the boards again. A recent press release describes the show and casting:
A group of New York theater people retreat to a house in the Hudson Valley hoping to get away from it all. Except they can’t seem to escape the ambitions, rivalries and fragile egos that follow them everywhere. Chekhov’s sharp satirical eye for the hypocrisy, self-absorption and emotional volatility of ambitious artists is given fresh, fun emphasis in The Seagull/Woodstock, NY as Thomas Bradshaw returns to The New Group with his contemporary reworking of this tragicomic classic. Scott Elliott, who previously collaborated at The New Group on Bradshaw’s plays Intimacy and Burning directs.
The Seagull/Woodstock, NY features David Cale (Lillian, The New Group’s Mouth to Mouth), Ato Essandoh (Jason Bourne, Django Unchained), Patrick Foley (Circle Jerk, Ratatouille the TikTok Musical), Hari Nef (The New Group’s “Daddy”, Transparent), Daniel Oreskes (Oslo, The New Group’s Happy Talk), Parker Posey (The Staircase, Waiting for Guffman, The New Group’s Hurlyburly), Bill Sage (The New Group’s Aunt Dan and Lemon, Precious), Aleyse Shannon (Beauty, Black Christmas), Amy Stiller (The King of Queens, Down the Garden Path) and Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars, The New Group’s Buried Child)
The Off-Broadway engagement began previews on Feb. 7th and opened on February 28th. It has been extended through April 9th.
Critics have chimed in on the production:
Citi Tour (Brian Scott Lipton)
The New York Times (Jesse Green)
TheaterMania (Christian Lewis)
The Seagull/Woodstock, NYruns through April 9th at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd St. between 9th and 10th ave., NYC). For tickets and information, click here .
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