CSC Shifts Ethan Hawke Ivanov Opening After Loss of Power
By Kenneth Jones
The ongoing (as of Nov. 2) power outage in downtown Manhattan, in many neighborhoods south of 34th Street, has prompted Off-Broadway's Classic Stage Company to move the opening night of its revival of Chekhov's Ivanov from Nov. 4 to Nov. 15.
CSC operates at 136 E. 13th Street. It has been without power since Monday, Oct. 29; five performances have been canceled so far, as of Friday. Playbill learned that in recent days the company has been engaged in brushup rehearsals in midtown, where there has been power following the deadly Oct. 29 landfall of Hurricane Sandy.
Officials say power is expected to be restored Nov. 2-3. "CSC hopes to resume preview performances by Saturday evening, Nov. 3, but ticket-holders should visit the company's website, www.classicstage.org, its Facebook page or Twitter feed (@classicstage) for updates," according to CSC.
Directed by Austin Pendleton, Ivanov (translated by Carol Rocamora) stars Ethan Hawke, Joely Richardson and Juliet Rylance. The cast also features Glenn Fitzgerald, Annette Hunt, Stephanie Janssen, Roberta Maxwell, George Morfogen, James Patrick Nelson, Anthony Newfield, Austin Pendleton, Jonathan Marc Sherman, and Anne Troupe.
The production will play a limited engagement through Dec. 9.
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