Lincoln Center Theater presents Richard Nelson's new drama,.
Comments from published critics
‘‘But Nelson’s opening gambit — an appetizer of red herring — pays off spectacularly in an engrossing work that transports Chekhov to the threshold of the Cold War. For a play that questions the cost of art, the production is fully up to LCT’s luxurious standards. The large cast is strong, top to bottom, with standout work not only from Cerveris and Glover but from Blair Brown as Vera Stravinsky, Stephen Kunken as the conflicted Nicky, and Alvin Epstein as the failing Sudeikin. Jane Greenwood’s costumes do a novel’s worth of work in a few bolts of fabric. And the ‘Orpheus’ excerpts, staged by New York City Ballet’s Rosemary Dunleavy, manage the trick of seeming both classically complete and yet also the result of artists making art on the spot. ’’
‘‘David Cromer’s exemplary production soaks in the ambience with such convincing detail, and features so many earnest and tender performances, that 'Nikolai and the Others' succeeds as a compassionate, Chekhovian character study.’’
‘‘How often do you get to see a cast of this size and quality working in such harmonious disharmony, as arranged by an ensemble master like the director David Cromer?’’
‘‘Richard Nelson’s inspired new play, ‘Nikolai and the Others’ bristles with compelling ideas and complex characters in equal measure.’’