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Cherry Orchard Festival presents
Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia

Eugene Onegin

  • Mainstage
  • May 29 - Jun 1, 2014
  • Tickets start at $35

  • Overview


    The following cast changes apply to the entire run of Vakhtangov Academic Theatre's Eugene Onegin at New York City Center:

    People's Artist of Russia Alexey Guskov will play the title role of Eugene Onegin, replacing Sergey Makovetsky, who was restricted from flying by his doctor due to health reasons.

    People's Artist of Russia Vladimir Simonov will replace Vladimir Vdovichenkov, who is recovering from surgery on his vocal cords.

    On behalf of the Vakhtangov Theatre and the 65-person cast and crew of Eugene Onegin, we hope you enjoy the performance!

    Eugene Onegin
    (scenes from the novel in two parts)

    “dazzling production” – The Guardian

    “Anyone who saw the Vakhtangov [Theatre]…will know they are a first-rate troupe.” – The Guardian

    Don’t miss this rare appearance by the legendary Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia, with a modern interpretation of Alexander Pushkin's most sincere and timeless work. With its enduring themes of condemnation, love, disillusionment, cynicism, compassion, and forgiveness, Eugene Onegin is as relevant today as it's been for almost two centuries. World-renowned director Rimas Tuminas' theatrical adaptation of the work, recently recognized with Russia’s most prestigious theatrical award, the Crystal Turandot, remains faithful to Pushkin’s original text, providing an insight into the essence of the Russian soul. Showcasing 45 actors on stage and impressive set designs, featuring music by Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, along with Russian and French folk songs, Eugene Onegin is a daring and stylish display of real masterpiece theater.

    In Russian with English subtitles.

    U.S. tour is supported by the Ministry for Culture of the Russian Federation.

    Founded by a legendary Russian theatrical director and Stanislavsky's scholar, Evgeny Vakhtangov, in 1921 and now led by one of the hottest European directors, Rimas Tuminas, legendary Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia is now Moscow's landmark, located in the very heart of the city, and rated as the best theaters in Russia by both critics and audience. Vakhtangov’s troupe, that includes numerous Russian star actors, always presents the most original and interesting repertoire, with most of its productions being sold-out months in advance. Learn more about the company at

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  • Cast & Credits

    By Alexander Pushkin
    Directed by Rimas Tuminas
    Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia

    With Alexey Guskov, Irina Kupchenko,
    Ludmila Maksakova, Vladimir Simonov,
    Galina Konovalova,Olga Lerman,
    Oleg Makarov, Vasiliy Simonov

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