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NT Live's THE CHERRY ORCHARD to Broadcast Worldwide on Jun 30

On June 30th, National Theatre Live will broadcast a live performance of the acclaimed production of


Directed by Howard Davies

Starring Zoë Wanamaker

The broadcasts will be shown on screens throughout the U.S. with encore showings in most markets.

“Wonderfully fresh, funny and deeply felt. One of the finest ensembles I have ever seen at the National.”
- Daily Telegraph


National Theatre Live completes its acclaimed second season with Howard Davies’ production of The Cherry Orchard, by Anton Chekhov, in a version by Andrew Upton, starring Zoë Wanamaker.National Theatre Live is an initiative by the UK’s National Theatre to broadcast live performances onto cinema screens around the world.


In the New York City area, screenings continue at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), NYU’s Skirball Center, City Cinema 123, Kew Gardens Cinema,Fairfield University (CT), the Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC) and more. 

The broadcast will also be shown on screens across the United States including the newly added Music Box Theater in Chicago & Downtown Independent in Los Angeles, Amherst Cinema in MA, the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, SIFF Cinema in Seattle, and many more.


Set at the very start of the twentieth century, The Cherry Orchard captures a poignant moment in Russia’s history as the country rolls inexorably towards 1917. Ranyevskaya returns more or less bankrupt after ten years abroad.  Luxuriating in her fading moneyed world and regardless of the increasingly hostile forces outside, she and her brother snub the lucrative scheme of Lopakhin, a peasant turned entrepreneur, to save the family estate. In so doing, they put up their lives to auction and seal the fate of the beloved orchard.



For a complete list of U.S. dates, times & locations, please check: 

Example broadcasts in major markets are as follows.

● NYU Skirball Center for the Arts (NY, NY) – Thursday, June 30 at 2:00 & 7:00 pm

● Cinema 123 (NY, NY) – Thursday, June 30 at 7 pm

● Mann Chinese (Hollywood, CA) – Thursday, June 30 at 7 pm

● Brooklyn Academy of Music (Brooklyn, NY) – Thursday, June 30 at 7 pm

● Bryn Mawr Film Institute (Bryn Mawr, PA) – Sunday, July 17 at 1pm & Wednesday, July 20 at 7pm

● Guild Hall (East Hampton, NY) – Thursday, July 7at 8 pm

● Downtown Independent (Los Angeles, CA) – Thursday, June 30 at 12:00pm & Thursday, July 7 at 7:30pm

● Kew Gardens Cinema (Queens, NY) – Thursday, June 30 at 2:00 & 7:00 pm

● Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT) – Thursday, June 30 at 2:00 & 7:00 pm

● University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT) Sunday, July 16 at 1 pm

● Coolidge Corner Theatre (Brookline, MA)- Thursday, June 30 at 7 pm & Monday, July 11 at 7 pm

● Amherst Cinema (Amherst, MA) – Thursday, June 30 at 7pm

● Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC) – Monday, July 11 at 7:30 pm

● Guthrie Theater (Minneapolis, MN) – July 18 at 7:30 pm 

● SIFF Cinema (Seattle, WA) – Monday, July 18 at 7:30 pm

● Third Rail Repertory Theatre (Portland, OR) – Saturday, July 16 at 2:00 & 7:00 pm & Sunday, July 17 at 2:00 & 7:00 pm

● Jacob Burns Film Center (Pleasantville, NY) – June 30 at 2pm

● Music Box (Chicago, IL) – July 17 at 2 pm & July 31 at 2pm; August 2 at 7:30 & August 4 at 7:30 pm

● Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix, AZ) – July 24 at 2 pm

● Kabuki Cinemas (San Francisco, CA) – July 18 at 7:30 pm & July 23 at 7:30 pm

● Madison Sundance Cinemas (Madison, WI) – July 16 7:30 pm & July 18 at 7:30 pm


Ticket prices vary by venue.  The average ticket price is $20.  Contact local venues for ticket information.


Following The Cherry Orchard, season three of NT Live will launch on Thursday, September 15, 2011 with Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors, starring James Corden.

NT Live is distributed by New York-based BY Experience, Inc. (

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