Nikolai and the Others, the world-premiere play from Richard Nelson that imagines a weekend shared by Russian artists George Balanchine, Igor Stravinsky, Nikolai Nabokov and more, opened Off-Broadway May 6 at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.
Award-winning director David Cromer helms the 1948-set play in which artistic pursuits and Cold War American politics intermingle. Performances are currently scheduled through June 16.
The cast, who inhabit a collection of Russian emigres who assemble over the course of a weekend in Westport, CT, includes Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris (Sweeney Todd, Evita) as choreographer George Balanchine, Tony Award winner John Glover (Love! Valour! Compassion!) as composer Igor Stravinsky, Alvin Epstein (Endgame, King Lear) as artist Sergey Sudeikin, Stephen Kunken (Enron) as composer Nikolai Nabokov, Dale Place (Our Town) as conductor Serge Koussevitsky, Tony winner Blair Brown (Copenhagen) as Vera Stravinsky, Tony nominee Kathryn Erbe (The Speed of Darkness) as Natasha Nabokov, as well as Betsy Aidem, Natalia Alonso, Lauren Culpepper, Anthony Cochrane, Jennifer Grace, Katie Kreisler, Haviland Morris, John Procaccino, Michael Rosen, Gareth Saxe and Alan Schmuckler.
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You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You