MARQUEE VALUE: The Seagull at the Walter Kerr Theatre
18 Aug 2008
Production: The Seagull, by Anton Chekhov, translated by Christopher Hampton, directed by Ian Rickson, starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Peter Sarsgaard, Mackenzie Crook and Zoe Kazan.
Previews: September 16, 2008 Opening: October 1, 2008 Closing: December 21, 2008
Venue: Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48th Street, New York, NY 10036
Kristin Scott Thomas reprises her Olivier Award-winning performance and Peter Sarsgaard makes his Broadway debut in Chekhov's play about the tensions between mothers, sons, lovers, friends, relatives and servants. Famous actress Irina Arkadina is obsessed with a callous lover; dismissive of her frustrated son, her brother and her former lovers; and suspicious of an admiring young woman. The classic drama about unfulfilled desire and regret plays a limited run through Dec. 21.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.