PHOTO CALL: Michael Cerveris, John Glover, Stephen Kunken, Blair Brown Star in Lincoln Center Theater's Nikolai and The Others

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, begins Off-Broadway previews April 4 at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

The cast 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.

According to LCT, "Serge Koussevitsky (Place), painter/set designer Sergey Sudeikin (Epstein) and composer Nikolai Nabokov (Kunken), gather to eat, drink and talk. In Nikolai and the Others playwright Richard Nelson reimagines, during the course of this weekend, the creation of Balanchine and Stravinsky’s historic collaboration, the ballet Orpheus, and explores the interesting and controversial ways American art was funded at the outset of the Cold War."

Here's a look at the production:

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