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21.05.2015 A Special Event Dedicated to the Jubilee of Joseph Brodsky on the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater
A special event organized in partnership with the Anna Akhmatova Museum in the Fountain House dedicated to the jubilee of Joseph Brodsky (1940 1996) will take place on the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater on May 24, at 4:30 p.m.

13.05.2015 Valery Fokin Became Recipient of the International Gogol Award in Italy 

On May 15, 2015, the official Award Ceremony for the International N.V. Gogol in Italy Award will take place at the Medici Villa in Rome. Artistic Director of the Alexandrinsky Theater Valery Fokin became recipient of the 2015 Prize. This Award named after Gogol was established in 2009 in the honor of the 200th anniversary of the writers birthday. Recipients of the previous years included scriptwriter, poet and artist Tonino Guerra, directors Peter Brook and Yury Lyubimov; actor Bogdan Stupka, artist Boris Messerer, and writer Andrey Bitov. Altogether, in the years of existence of the N.V. Gogol in Italy Award, forty persons became recipients of the award; these were outstanding cultural figures from Russia, Ukraine, France, Germany, and Italy. 

05.05.2015 The Alexandrinsky Theater Will Take Part in the 70 Melodies of Victory Exhibit 

On May 6, 2015, the 70 Melodies of Victory Exhibit will be open at 2 p.m. at the M.I. Glinka Central Museum of Musical Culture (Moscow). The Exhibit is timed with the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The Alexandrinsky Theater provided the exposition with unique archive photos of the war years. They show operation of the front theater branch, actors performances in front of the Red Army soldiers at the fronts and in hospitals. The exhibit will also show costumes and stage property from the Alexandrinsky Theaters museum funds employed in the repertoire performances of the war years (I. Bekhterev and A. Razumovskys Suvorov; W. Shakespeares Othello; V. Solovievs The Great Tsar). The exhibit will be open till February 2016.

20.04.2015 A Performance of the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater Became Recipient of the Russian National Theater Award The Golden Mask
By the outcomes of the all-Russia 2014/2015 theater season, Anna Abalikhinas performance Showpiece/Awakening was recognized as the best one in the Modern Dance category. Co-authors of this job Eugene Afonin and Sergey Vasiliev became the winners in the nomination The Best Light Designers Job in the Musical Theater. We congratulate our colleagues!

13.04.2015 The First Night of The Roads performance on the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater
On April 15, 2015, the First Night of The Roads performance will take place on the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater. It had been shown for the first at the Opening of the Year of Literature in St. Petersburg on March 22. Now the performance based on masterpieces of the Russian literature will become a part of the repertoire of the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater and will be presented to the broad circles of public for a full year. Actors of several generations of actors of the Alexandrinsky Stage will present excerpts from A.S. Pushkin, M.Y. Lermontov, N.V. Gogol, F.M. Dostoyevsky, I.S. Turgenev, A.P. Chekhov, A.A. Akhmatova, O.F. Berggoltz, and B.A. Akhmadullinas compositions. The list of actors includes scene elders and young actors:Igor Volkov,Nickolay Marton,Victor Smirnov,Sergey Parshin, Pyotr Semak, Semyon Sytnik, Vitaly Kovalenko, Maria Kuznetsova, Yulia Marchenko, Yelena Vozhakina, Olesya Sokolova and others. Vladimir Rannev wrote the music. This performance is a kind of tribute of the oldest national theater of Russia to the national literature. 
Poets from the poetical fraternity You Go, Go, and HOP! will start reciting their lyrics one hour prior to the beginning of the performance. 
The performance will start at 7:30 p.m. Ticket costs vary from 300 to 1000 rubles. Theater ticket booths are open daily from 11:00 till 19:00 with lunch break from 14:00 to 15:00; tel.: 312-15-45 (Major Stage) and 401-53-41 (New Stage). 

05.04.2015 The New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater at the Golden Mask Festival 

On April 6 9, 2015, the Alexandrinsky Theater will perform on the stage of the Vs. Meyerhold Center. Two performances of the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater will be shown under the frames of the National Theater AwardThe Golden Mask: Anna Abalikhinas Showpiece/Awakening (April 6, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.) and Vera Popovas The Obscure Camera(April 8 and 9, 8 p.m.). 
The Showpiece/Awakeningis presented in several nominations: a modern dance/performance, choreographer/ballet masters job (Anna Abalikhina); light designers job at a musical theater (Eugene Afonin and Sergey Vasiliev); The Obscure Camera was nominated in the drama/artists job nomination (Alexandra Lovyannikova andAlexey Lobanov).
The Official Award Ceremony for the Golden Mask Prizes will take place on April 18, at 7 p.m. on the stage of the K.S. Stanislavsky and Vl. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater. 

27.03.2015 The First Night of The Vricket on the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater 

On March 28 and 29, the spring premiere will take place on the New Stage: it is the all-family performance The Cricket. Director Veronica Shakhova identifies its genre as non-fairy tale; she used all sorts of theatrical techniques for its production from playing theater and clownery and all the way for verbatim and psychological theater for its production. Big attention was paid to items and playing with them; artist Vera Sokolova (Dmitry Krymovs course) is a true co-author of the performance. The plot of the performance replicates Toon Tellegens story How the Cricket Was Recovering; it is a story how a cricket had encountered with a gloomy feeling and how he had turned free again. Adult theater goers can indulge themselves with playing and fantasizing together with the performance characters, while the little ones will learn what grief is and what to do with this feeling if it comes to them. Performances start at 13:00 and 16:00; tickets cost 250 rubles. Theater ticket booths are open daily from 11:00 till 19:00 with lunch break from 14:00 to 15:00; tel.: 312-15-45(Major Stage) and 401-53-41 (New Stage).

24.03.2015 The Marriage on the Stage of the National Hungarian Theater
On March 28 and 29, 2015, under the frames of the Days of Russian Culture in Budapest, Valery Fokins performance The Marriage will be presented on theStage of the National Hungarian Theater. Laureate in the nominations For the Best Directors Job (Valery Fokin) and For the Best Artists Job (Alexander Borovsky) of the Golden Mask National Theater Award, the performance shows the acute conflict in a person who tries to preserve his internal individual world with the reality obtaining an absurd, nearly farcical image. The story of six bachelors offering marriage to a merchants daughter Agafia Tikhonovna Kuperdyagina, who is unable to find even in her dreams and fantasies the only one who would have the entire complex of human accomplishments. 
The stage life of Gogols comedy The Marriage had started on the Alexandrinsky stage precisely 170 years ago. The great Russian actor Alexander Martynov was playing the role of Podkolesin in the premiere performance. Since that time, The Marriage has traditionally adorned the billboard of the Alexandrinsky Theater. 
 The performances will start at 19:00 and take place on the main stage of the National Hungarian Theater. The Days of Russian Culture will go from March 27 to March 30, 2015. 

22.03.2015 Greeting of the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Vladimir Medinsky at the opening ceremony of the Year of Literature at the Alexandrinsky Theater
Dear friends! I am glad to greet you at the opening ceremony of the Year of Literature in St. Petersburg, which we very symbolically start at the Alexandrinsky Theater. This stage has always remained faithful to the traditions of the Russian classics; it was exactly the stage on which premieres of such masterpieces of the literature as Gogols The Inspector General and Chekhovs The Seagull had taken place. As a Minister of Culture, I am extremely glad that the year 2015 was declared the Year of Literature. This is a great opportunity to remind about the enormous role and spiritual mission of the Russian literature in our history. We should be proud of the Russian language and Russian literature for the sake of preservation of the national self consciousness. I hope that under the frames of the events scheduled for this year, we will be able to hold successful educational activities resurrecting interest to national classics and facilitating progress of the literature process in our country.
It is especially important today, keeping the succession of generations, to inspire the new generation for creation of literature compositions. We should be very careful about the great traditions of the Russian literature, enhance the value of books and authority of writers in our culture. 
I congratulate all writers, poets, and literary men, and all literature admires and dedicated readers with the start of the Year of Literature. 

RF Minister of Culture V.R. Medinsky

20.03.2015 The Alexandrinsky Theater participates in the Jubilee Exhibits of the Artist Mart Kitayev 

On March 26, 2015, an exhibit dedicated to the 90th anniversary since the birth of the outstanding theater artist Mart Kitayev will open in the lobby of A.A. Bryantsev TYuZ Theater. The Alexandrinsky Theater provided materials from the theaters museum funds for the exhibit: set models for the performances Harmony and Life (1974), The Non-Weeping Willow (1977), Untilovsk (1978), From Lopatins Notes (1975); five sketches from the legendary Nickolay Sheikos performance Chichikovs Wonderings or the Dead Souls (1974): Chichikovs tail coat, costumes of the wife and children of country gentleman Chichikov; dressing gown of the Nozdryovs costume, and also photos from the Pushkin Theater performances of the 1970-1990s. On the eve of the jubilee of Russias oldest stage designer, the St. Petersburg Theater Library has also opened the Kitayev Mart Frolovich. An Album for the 90th Birthday exhibit, which shows photos from the masters family archive, from the funds of the Theater Library, and also from the Alexandrinsky Theater Museum. The name of Mart Kitayev is inextricably connected with the famous Alexandrinsky stage: for more than 20 years, from 1974 to 1991, he was the Chief Artist of the Leningrad State Academy Pushkin Theater. In 1974 1991, Mart Kitayev had designed 37 performances at the Pushkin Theater; he had fruitfully cooperated with such directors as Nicolay Sheiko, Arseny Sagalchik, Vladimir Erenberg, Igor gorbachev, Rostislav Goryayev, Victor Khorkin, the Vyborg Gulf Golub, Vadim Golikov, Felix Frogoryan. 

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