"With OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES and BEAUTIFUL STAGECRAFT, this brilliant production is to be savored."   Berkshire Fine Arts
"A FLAWLESS PRODUCTION WORTHY OF BROADWAY!" — South Shore Critic
"A DREAM CAST! Kate Burton adds yet another triumphant performance to her estimable list of credits." South Shore Critic
"Director Maria Aitken deftly mines the vein of humor...before shifting decisively to the much darker mood of its quietly devastating final act." The Boston Globe
"The estimable Kate Burton...delivers a skillfully calibrated performance." The Boston Globe
"SENSATIONAL! THIS SEAGULL SOARS!"   Berkshire Fine Arts
"Director Maria Aitken does a superb job."   WBUR
"The Seagull snaps with contemporary wit."  — Lowell Sun

Kate Burton (TV's "Scandal") returns to the Huntington for Chekhov's emotionally rich classic, directed by Huntington favorite Maria Aitken (The Cocktail Hour, Betrayal, and Private Lives). Celebrated actress Irina Arkadina's visit to her aspiring playwright son with her successful novelist lover in tow kindles unrequited passions and petty jealousies in Anton Chekhov's masterpiece about love, missed connections, and what it means to be an artist. Burton's son Morgan Ritchie, who appeared with her in The Corn is Green, plays Arkadina's son Konstantin.

"Maria is such a beloved member of the Huntington family and gifted interpreter of the classics, and she will undoubtedly coax incredible humor and pathos out of Chekhov's masterpiece."— Peter DuBois


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  • Peter DuBois on The Seagull

    Artistic Director Peter DuBois discusses the roots of the Huntington's production of the classic Chekhov play The Seagull, featuring Kate Burton alongside her son, Morgan Ritchie, and helmed by Huntington favorite Maria Aitken.

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  • Behind the Scenes of The Seagull

    What's so funny about tragedy? Come behind the scenes of Chekhov's passionate classic with cast members Kate Burton, Morgan Ritchie, Auden Thornton, Marc Vietor, Nael Nacer, and Ted Koch, along with director Maria Aitken. 

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  • The Seagull Costume Design Presentation

    Costume designer Robert Morgan speaks with the cast of The Seagull about his design philosophy, and shares preliminary costume sketches for the production.

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  • A Burton Family Affair

    The Seagull deals with a fictional family onstage, but the Huntington's production also extends to three generations of the real-life Burton family.

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  • What Audiences Are Saying About The Seagull

    Hear what audiences are saying about The Seagull and get an exclusive look at scenes from the hit production starring Kate Burton.

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  • The Seagull and The Flick: A Tale of Two Plays

    From WGBH: Arts editor Jared Bowen draws some suprising distinctions and parallels between The Seagull and Company One's production of The Flick, the newest play by Annie Baker.

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Audio

  • From Scandal to Chekhov: Kate Burton on her later-in-life success

    From WBUR's The Artery: "The Seagull is generally considered dark, but the Huntington's production is laced with lots of humor, even though Kate Burton isn’t typically known for comedic acting. So when she came to WBUR for an interview, All Things Considered host Sacha Pfeiffer asked if she feels she’s stretching her acting muscles to be a bit of a ham on stage. . . "

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  • Kate Burton Finds Success on Both Coasts

    From WBUR's Here & Now: "Kate Burton has appeared in dozens of T.V. shows in in her decades-long career, but it was Grey’s Anatomy that really put her career into overdrive. As she tells Here & Now’s Sacha Pfeiffer, 'It changed my life as an actress.' . . . "

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Articles

  • The Women of The Seagull

    Anton Chekhov evinced a lifelong fear of commitment. Handsome, clever, and famous, he enjoyed amorous encounters with at least 33 women. According to one female admirer, he was “elusive as a comet.” It is perhaps no surprise that The Seagull, full of love lost or disappointed, draws heavily on this complex romantic history. Three women — all named Lydia — particularly influenced the play.

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  • The Seagull: A Portrait of Artists

    Of Chekhov’s masterworks, only The Seagull depicts the lives of artists. The actress Irina, the novelist Trigorin, the playwright Konstantin, and the aspiring ingénue Nina — all embody different facets of the creative life, and their tangled romantic histories pit these aspects in constant conflict. Perhaps this mirror-like quality is what draws generations of theatrical artists to undertake this play of great challenges and great rewards.

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  • The Seagull Curtain Calls

    Brief interviews with The Seagull cast members returning to the Huntington.

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Press Reviews

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"With OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES and BEAUTIFUL STAGECRAFT, this brilliant production is to be savored."   Berkshire Fine Arts
"A FLAWLESS PRODUCTION WORTHY OF BROADWAY!" — South Shore Critic
"A DREAM CAST! Kate Burton adds yet another triumphant performance to her estimable list of credits." South Shore Critic
"Director Maria Aitken deftly mines the vein of humor...before shifting decisively to the much darker mood of its quietly devastating final act." The Boston Globe
"The estimable Kate Burton...delivers a skillfully calibrated performance." The Boston Globe
"SENSATIONAL! THIS SEAGULL SOARS!"   Berkshire Fine Arts
"Director Maria Aitken does a superb job."   WBUR
"The Seagull snaps with contemporary wit."  — Lowell Sun
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Audience Buzz

"Chekhov's "The Seagull" at the #huntingtontheatre. Fabulously nuanced, funny, heartbreaking, beautifully directed & acted production." — @BostonArtsDiary
"What an amazing production of #theseagull at @huntington!!! #bosarts #kateburton." — @khemingway
"Kate Burton is shiny & ferocious in #TheSeagull @huntington. Maria Aitken can direct the heck out of an actor's back. Scenes like paintings." — @lenellemoise
"The Seagull @huntington theatre with Kate Burton. Excellent. Kate Burton! Pitch perfect. #Chekhov." — @CarolynMorrell
"What a LOVELY production! Congrats to all!" — Amanda Ostrow, via Facebook

Features

  • Kate Burton Finds Success On Both Coasts

    From WBUR's Here & Now, March 21, 2014: "Kate Burton has appeared in dozens of TV shows in in her decades-long career, but it was Grey’s Anatomy that really put her career into overdrive. As she tells Here & Now’s Sacha Pfeiffer, “It changed my life as an actress. . . . "
  • From Scandal to Chekhov: Kate Burton on her later-in-life success

    From WBUR's The Artery, March 19, 2014: "The Seagull is generally considered dark, but the Huntington's production is laced with lots of humor, even though Kate Burton isn’t typically known for comedic acting. So when she came to WBUR for an interview, All Things Considered host Sacha Pfeiffer asked if she feels she’s stretching her acting muscles to be a bit of a ham on stage. . . . "
  • Kate Burton, Chris Cooper, and More

    From WGBH Open Studios: "Host Jared Bowen welcomes actress Kate Burton, performing in the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of The Seagull . . . "
  • Soroff On: Kate Burton

    From Improper Bostonian, March 2014: "Actress Kate Burton sounds off on stage, screen, and advice for the Biebs . . . "
  • Bibliophiles: Kate Burton

    From The Boston Globe, March 8, 2014: Kate Burton speaks with The Boston Globe about her recent reading habits.
  • Scandal's Kate Burton Turns Over Her Final Chekhovian Stone

    From TheaterMania.com, March 5, 2014: "'Normally I don't do plays during the school year,' noted three-time Tony nominee Kate Burton, whose fifteen-year-old daughter and busy shooting schedule for the ABC series Scandal keep her plate full. 'But this is different. It's with my son.' . . . "
  • Chekhov is a Family Affair for Kate Burton

    From The Boston Globe, February 22, 2014: "When she was an undergraduate majoring in Russian studies at Brown University, Kate Burton had no intention of pursuing a career in the theater. And now mother and son are performing together in the Huntington Theatre Company production of The Seagull . . . "
  • My Boston: Actress Kate Burton

    From Where Magazine, February 13, 2014: "Theater buffs are in for a treat this March as Kate Burton returns to Boston to star in Chekhov’s The Seagull, her fifth collaboration with Huntington Theatre Company. Did you know that she’s the daughter of Richard Burton? That she has a degree in Russian studies from Brown and aspired to be a diplomat? That she’s Sally Langston on ABC’s 'Scandal'? Read on. . . . "
  • A Perfect Day in Boston: Kate Burton's Itinerary

    From Where Magazine, February 13, 2014: "We asked veteran stage and screen actress Kate Burton, currently of ABC's hit thriller 'Scandal,' to take us out on the town in Boston for a day, and she indulged us, saying, 'There are so many things to do in Boston. It’s never-ending, and it’s never-endingly wonderful.' . . . "

Artists

  • June BaboianThe Cook
  • Kate BurtonIrina Nikolayevna Arkadina
  • Kyle CherryYakov
  • Nancy E. CarrollPaulina Andreyevna
  • Thomas DerrahPyotr Nikolayevich Sorin
  • Meredith HolzmanMasha
  • Melissa JesserThe Maid
  • Ted KochBoris Alexeyevich Trigorin
  • Jeff MarcusThe Servant
  • Nael NacerSemyon Semyonovich Medvedenko
  • Morgan RitchieKonstantin Gavrilovich Treplev
  • Don SparksIlya Afanasyevich Shamarayev
  • Auden ThorntonNina Mikhailovna Zarechnaya
  • Marc Vietor Yevgeny Semyonovich Dorn
  • Anton ChekhovPlaywright
  • Maria AitkenDirector
  • Paul SchmidtTranslation
  • Ralph FunicelloScenic Design
  • Robert MorganCostume Design
  • James F. IngallsLighting Design
  • Drew LevySound Design
  • Mark BennettOriginal Music Composition
  • Emily F. McMullenProduction Stage Manager
  • Jeremiah MullaneStage Manager

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