In the final act of Chekhovs lachrymose comedy The Seagull, Nina tells Konstantin: In our work, whats important isnt fame or glamourits the ability to endure. The Seagull has certainly endured, recovering from its disastrous 1896 premiere to take its place in the pantheon of great drama. Last year, Ian Rickson concluded his tenure at the Royal Court with a joyously received revival, featuring a new translation by Christopher Hampton. Now, Rickson leads his production and his flock of English actors to a Broadway nest. Kristin Scott Thomas again assumes the role of Arkadina; though Chiwetel Ejiofor, the productions original Trigorin, will not appear, Peter Sarsgaard should make a fetching substitute.
Sundays, 3 p.m.; Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Wednesdays, Saturdays, 2 p.m. Starts: Sept. 14. Continues through Dec. 21, 2008