The Cherry Orchard

Jan 3—Mar 8, 2009
RUN TIME: 2hrs 40min with intermission
FULL PRICE TICKETS:  $30, 60, 90
January 2009
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Saturday January 03, 2009
Performances no longer available.

Bank of America presents The Bridge Project
Produced by BAM, The Old Vic & Neal Street Productions

The Cherry Orchard
By Anton Chekhov
A new version of the play by Tom Stoppard

Directed by Sam Mendes
Set design Anthony Ward
Costume design Catherine Zuber
Lighting design Paul Pyant
Sound design Paul Arditti
Hair & wig design Tom Watson
Illusions Peter Samelson
Associate Director Gaye Taylor Upchurch
Dialect Coach Timothy Monich
Casting Nancy Piccione and Maggie Lunn

Music Mark Bennett

Music direction Dan Lipton
Choreography Josh Prince

"Sam Mendes' robust staging of Stoppard's witty new adaptation boasts strong ensemble work, centered by the gravitas and emotional nuance of Simon Russell Beale's riveting Lopakhin."

Beginning in January of 2009, some of the finest talents of New York and London theater converge at BAM to kick off an extraordinary venture-The Bridge Project-an unprecedented three-year, transatlantic partnership uniting BAM, The Old Vic, and Neal Street Productions. Academy Award winner (American Beauty) Sam Mendes, last at BAM with Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night (2003 Spring Season), returns to direct a formidable group of actors in an ocean-spanning double bill of revered classics: The Cherry Orchard and The Winter's Tale.

Simon Russell Beale, Sinéad Cusack, and Rebecca Hall from the UK; and Richard Easton, Josh Hamilton, and Ethan Hawke from the US take the stage in Tony Award-winner Tom Stoppard's new version of The Cherry Orchard, Chekhov's daring, droll meditation on bourgeois materialism and what remains in its wake.

Cast: Simon Russell Beale+, Michael Braun+, Selina Cadell+, Morven Christie+, Sinéad Cusack+, Richard Easton§, Rebecca Hall+, Josh Hamilton§, Ethan Hawke§, Paul Jesson+, Aaron Krohn§, Dakin Matthews§, Mark Nelson§, Charlotte Parry§, Gary Powell+, Tobias Segal§, Jessica Pollert Smith+, Hannah Stokely+

Musicians: Dan Lipton, Dana Lyn

Stage Management: Jane Pole, Kevin Bertolacci, Cat Fiabane+

+ Indicates that artists are appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association.

§ Indicates that artists are appearing with the permission of UK Equity, incorporating Variety Artistes' Federation, pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and UK Equity. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association for its assistance of this production.

Co-commissioned by and produced in association with Athens & Epidaurus Festival, The Edge® Auckland (NZ), Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, The Singapore Repertory Theatre, Teatro Español de Madrid