Tickets are now on sale for the off-Broadway drama Nikolai and the Others. The play, directed by David Cromer and written by Richard Nelson, stars Tony winners Michael Cerveris and John Glover, Stephen Kunken, Alvin Epstein and Dale Place. Performances for the Lincoln Center Theater production begin April 4 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, with opening night set for May 6.
Set in Westport, CT in the spring of 1948, Nikolai and the Others follows a close-knit group of Russian emigres who gather for a weekend to eat, drink and talk. Throughout the weekend Nelson is able to reimagine the creation of the historic collaboration between Balanchine (Cerveris) and Stravinsky (Glover), the ballet Orpheus as well as explore the interesting and controversial ways in which American art was founded at the outset of the Cold War.
The show features set design by Marsha Ginsberg, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Ken Billington, sound design by Daniel Kluger and choreography by George Balanchine.