The Seagull (The Russian Arts Theater)
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The Seagull (The Russian Arts Theater)
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The Seagull (The Russian Arts Theater) NYC Reviews and Tickets

74%
(35 Reviews)
Positive
68%
Mixed
26%
Negative
6%
Members say
Entertaining, Ambitious, Disappointing, Confusing, Great acting

About the Show

The Russian Arts Theater presents Anton Chekhov's masterpiece "The Seagull," a tragicomedy that explores the love and misunderstandings between lovers, friends, mothers, sons, and servants.

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Member Reviews (35)

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435 Reviews | 61 Followers
96
Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You’re interested in a wonderful small production of Chekhov!! Truly enjoyable evening. Wonderful cast and direction.

Don't see it if If you cannot take a three hour play.

302 Reviews | 96 Followers
75
For checkhov fans, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of Chekhov.

Don't see it if If you are not familiar with the story or Chekhov, do some research before attending. Read more

280 Reviews | 81 Followers
81
Highly kinesthetic, Classic tale, Fine performances, Unsubtle, Entertaining

See it if you'd like to see a well-played take on the classic Russian tale, much more physically active than the traditionally intellectual production

Don't see it if you don't like complicated family stories, lots of movement, overacting at times & some actors who have VERY thick Russian accents Read more

230 Reviews | 63 Followers
79
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Raunchy, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if In 2001, I saw an outdoor prod. of The Seagull w/. Meryl Streep & Kevin Kline. This indoor version (w/o A/C) is intimate fun, a REAL family!

Don't see it if IF U don't like a lil diversity in casting AND technique (1 guy shouted his lines, another too soft to be heard). If no A/C is an issue.

199 Reviews | 124 Followers
60
Disappointing, Confusing, Excruciating, Overrated, Raunchy

See it if You’re into Chekov produced as farce; Nina is top-less in her 1st scene; Dorn ripps off his lover’s panty & puts on head;

Don't see it if beauty of Chekov’s subtext is ruined by expressed aloud; you can see all the “works” done by the actors rather than being in Chekov’s world Read more

214 Reviews | 42 Followers
73
Disappointing, Great writing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an aggressive adaptation of Chekhov with big performances and a great deal of music and dancing.

Don't see it if You mind inconsistent accents, background music that doesn’t always work. You mind a very long, though rewarding play.

189 Reviews | 100 Followers
80
Entertaining, Clever, Indulgent, Romantic, Great staging

See it if If you want a very solid, dated, but highly competent production. Well acted and directed. Actors all nailed the style of Chekhov. Humorous!

Don't see it if If you dislike the Seagull. I didn’t find much to quibble over if you like the play. It could be rough on aud. who are new. It is long. Read more

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194 Reviews | 63 Followers
75
Ambitious, Dizzying, Indulgent, Funny, Clever

See it if you like your Chekov on the wild side with characterizations exaggerated, extremely physical as might have been performed in the time of AC.

Don't see it if you expect cohesiveness to come from similar acting ability, accents creating a sense of ensemble rather than a rag-tag group of individuals Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

L
April 12th, 2019

“Prepare yourself for an amazing emotional journey and to enjoy the brilliant and involving performance of the super talented cast masterfully directed by Maestro Aleksey Burago...We can’t help ourselves but to fall in love with Konstantin and Nina...The invisible and yet distinctively recognizable touch of Maestro Burago is what undisputedly makes this version of ‘the Seagull’ an experience you surely do not want to miss out!”
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A
June 5th, 2019

“Vividly staged by the esteemed theater director Burago...The cast in this enthusiastic and engaging production makes Chekhov’s drama accessible and relatable...The acting by the cast, while adroit and appealing, demonstrates a gamut of skills...The rich sound effects and musical arrangements add the leisure flare to the otherwise serious and deep conflicts at the heart of the play. They also help with the phonetic variations from the multilingual cast.”
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