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Nikolai and the Others

Closed June 16, 2013

There are by my count 18 characters in ?Nikolai and the Others,? none of them minor and all of them persuasively portrayed.

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

Why See Nikolai and the Others?

The world premiere of this beautiful drama about dance, life and love, Nikolai and the Others was commissioned by Lincoln Center Theater. Created by playwright Richard Nelson, the play imagines the relationships between the iconic choreographers George Balanchine and Igor Stravinsky at the time of their historic collaboration on the ballet Orpheus.

The play takes place during a spring weekend in Westport, Connecticut, and also includes the Russian emigres friends, lovers, wives and ex-wives, partners, supporters and dancers. Running alongside the story, is an exploration of the controversial ways American art and artistic institutions were funded at the outset of the Cold War.

Nikolai and the Others is currently at the Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater and scheduled to run until Sunday June 16th 2013.
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Opening night: 6 May 2013

Run time

2 hours and 35 minutes, including one intermission

Cast and Creative


Betsy Aidem - Lisa Sokoloff
Natalia Alonso - Maria Tallchief
Blair Brown - Vera Stravinsky
Michael Cerveris - George Balanchine
Anthony Cochrane - Aleksi Karpov
Lauren Culpepper - Anna
Alvin Epstein - Sergey Sudeikin
Kathryn Erbe - Natasha Nabokov
John Glover - Igor Stravinsky
Jennifer Grace - Natalia
Katie Kreisler - Evgenia
Stephen Kunken - Nikolai Nabokov
Haviland Morris - Lucia Davidova
Dale Place - Serge Koussevitsky
John Procaccino - Vladimir Sokoloff
Michael Rosen - Nicholas Magallanes
Gareth Saxe - Charles Bohlen
Alan Schmuckler - Kolya Sudeikin


Richard Nelson - Author
David Cromer - Director
Marsha Ginsberg - Sets
Jane Greenwood - Costumes
Ken Billington - Lighting
Daniel Kluger - Sound
George Balanchine - Choreography
Rosemary Dunleavy - Ballet Staging
Jeff Edwards - Ballet Master


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