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The Verdict Reviews: Here's What Critics Think of Hyper-Intimate Uncle Vanya Starring David Cromer

Bill Irwin, Marin Ireland, Will Brill, Julia Chan, and more star in the production which takes place in a private Manhattan loft.

Marin Ireland and David Cromer in Uncle Vanya Emilio Madrid

Critics are sharing their thoughts on a "hyper-intimate" new production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. Staged in a private Manhattan loft, the revival welcomes audiences of only 40. The very limited run opened July 6, and continues through July 16.

Tony winner David Cromer is leads the all-star cast as Vanya, sharing the stage with Will Brill as Astrov, Julia Chan as Yelena, Will Dagger as Telegin, Tony nominee Marin Ireland as Sonya, two-time Tony winner Bill Irwin as Serebryakov, Nathan Malin as Yefim, Ann McDonough as Maria, and Virginia Wing as Marina.

Read the reviews here.

Exeunt (Lane Williamson)

New York Stage Review (Melissa Rose Bernardo)

The New York Sun (Elysa Gardner)*

The New York Times (Laura Collins-Hughes)*

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Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

The production, directed by Jack Serio (This Beautiful Future) and using a translation by Paul Schmidt, features scenic design by Walt Spangler, lighting design by Stacey Derosier, costume design by Ricky Reynoso, and sound design by Christopher Darbassie. Keyana Hemphill is production stage manager.

Ticket holders receive an exact address of the loft at least 24 hours in advance of their performance. A digital lottery offering $20 tickets is available at

OHenry Productions is presenting, with producer Oliver Roth, co-producer The Dennis & Victoria Ross Foundation, and associate producers Cameron Kasky and Christian Palomares.

Go inside the candlelit production with the gallery below.

Check Out Production Photos of OHenry Productions' Uncle Vanya


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