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The Present New York TicketsThe Present grabs your attention from its opening scene when the lead actress points a gun at the audience. Set in the 1990s after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, The Present offers Russia as the bucolic setting of protagonist Anna Petrovna's birthday party. A widow, she invites a kooky group of friends and relatives, including the potential love interest Platonov, his wife, her stepson Sergei and his family. The Presentwas adapted from one of Anton Chekhov's discarded plays, written while he was a medical student in 1920s Russia after the Leninist revolution. The play was shortened from its original length of five hours and updated to match the zeitgeist of the 1990s. When you see The Present live, join the characters as they explore more than 20 years of unfinished business in the course of a single birthday party.
Unwrap a Slice of RussiaAndrew Upton's The Present was not the first adaptation of Chekhov's Platonov. The British playwright Michael Frayn created Wild Honey, a similar adaptation, which premiered in 1984 at the National Theatre in London, England. Upton worked with composer Stefan Gregory and director John Crowley to produce the play on Broadway. The Sydney Theatre Company traveled to Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre to put on almost three months of performances. It was the first time that an entirely Australian cast performed a play on Broadway. The cast's previous performances began in Australia in 2015 at Sydney's Roslyn Packer Theatre. Audience members enjoyed the surprising interludes of gunfire and smoke effects. This show wasn't Upton's first adaptation of an earlier play. In 2010, he wrote an adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya.
Where can I buy The Present New York Tickets?You can buy your tickets at StubHub, a secure payment platform with a FanProtect guarantee to give you peace of mind. Go online at stubhub.com or use the convenient mobile app.
What can I expect from a performance of The Present New York?You can expect a pleasantly chaotic theatrical performance from the cast. The liveliness of the birthday party is countered by the tension between the characters and the insecurity of life in post-Soviet Russia. The pivotal scene is a memorable act that encompasses the entire stage. During the play, you can expect to see chemistry between the various love interests and characters with implied past dalliances.
How long is a performance of The Present New York on tour?The play is slightly longer than most Broadway performances at three hours and 10 minutes. There's an intermission between the first and second acts.
Are there similar Broadway plays I might be interested in?If you've missed your opportunity to snag tickets to The Present, don't give up on a night out on Broadway. Go out and see other plays like The Inheritance or Aladdin the Musical.
Will The Present New York tour in 2019?The last performance of The Present New York was in 2017. Keep checking StubHub to see when the show will be back onstage in the Big Apple.
Who are the most recent cast members of The Present New York?The cast members of The Present included well-known actress Cate Blanchett as Anna and Richard Roxburgh as Platonov. The show also featured Anna Bamford and Andrew Buchanan.
Which songs are in The Present New York?The Present isn't a musical and the book isn't sung, but there are musical interludes. You can expect to hear renditions of The Clash's "London Calling 2012 Remix" and "Death or Glory" along with Haddaway's "What is Love." Lyrics from Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart" are quoted during the show.
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