Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Cherry Orchard at BAM

Even as the Oscar push for “Revolutionary Road” remains in full swing, director Sam Mendes returns to his theater roots with his latest production of Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard,” now playing at the Brooklyn Academy of Music through March 8th as part of The Bridge Project, a sort of theatrical foreign exchange program that for the next three years will combine talent from both sides of the pond (in this case the Americans include Josh Hamilton and Ethan Hawke, while Simon Russell Beale, Rebecca Hall and Sinéad Cusack bat for the other side of the Atlantic) both at BAM and at Britain’s Old Vic where Kevin Spacey is artistic director.

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