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If acting miserable together on stage is good for a relationship, Anton Chekhov may be the best thing that’s happened to Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard.

In 2009, the Brooklyn power couple collaborated on a vapid “Uncle Vanya.” Now they’re back in Russian mode and getting gloomy in the author’s “Three Sisters.”

Same troupe: Classic Stage Company. Same director: Austin Pendleton. Different experience. Despite some missteps, this “Sisters” is mostly sturdy and satisfying.

Of course, satisfaction is hard to come by in Chekhov. This 1901 story of dashed dreams is no exception.

The story follows the title characters, Masha (Gyllenhaal), Olga (Jessica Hecht) and Irina (Juliet Rylance), who desperately want out of the small town where they’ve lived for 11 years and to return to Moscow. Good luck with that.

An enormous rectangular wooden table, practically the size of an Olympic swimming pool, dominates Walt Spangler’s set, which Keith Parham lights with mood-swinging brilliance.

It’s an excellent scenic choice since every character is starving — emotionally speaking. That this table appears laid with linen and china in Act I, is stripped bare in Act II, and gets upended and leaned against a back wall in Act IV deftly underscores the inevitable: All go away hungry — no love or happiness on the menu here.

A key to “Three Sisters” is maintaining the integrity of the playwright’s world.

Pendleton’s production, including Marco Piemontese’s fine costumes, respect the early 1900s, but Paul Schmidt’s translation throws in colloquialisms (“weird,” “dumpy,” “Andy”) that are jarringly contemporary.

The same goes for Marin Ireland’s cartoony take on Natasha, who marries the sisters’ useless brother, Andrey (Josh Hamilton) and destroys everyone’s lives. Is the thoroughly modern Mean Girl her choice or the director’s? Either way, the character is in a different play.

Fortunately, the rest of the cast is on the same page. Hecht brings grace and poignance as Olga, the old-maid teacher. Rylance uses her wide eyes and plummy voice to great effect as headstrong Irina, whose Back to Moscow! crusade goes nowhere.

As Vershinin, the soldier Masha falls madly for, Sarsgaard looks dashing and in fighting trim. With his adenoidal twang, it’s unlikely Masha would say,  “I love his voice.” But his strong performance makes up for his nasal honks.

Gyllenhaal is miles away from her static “Vanya” turn. Her unhappily married Masha emerges a vivid mix of wry and bitter. In a canny move, she often punctuates lines with a cynical little laugh. Better than anyone, Masha gets the joke that life must go on.


Posted by Connie on February 4, 2011 under Three Sisters and commented by 0 people

Moscow is far out of reach — again — in a new Off-Broadway production of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters, opening Feb. 3 following previews from Jan. 12. The Classic Stage Company’s staging of the Russian drama of thwarted dreams is directed by Austin Pendleton. Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessica Hecht and Juliet Rylance are the siblings who long for a more cosmopolitan life.

The production continues to March 6, representing an extension of two weeks at CSC’s East 13th Street home.

Three Sisters is the 1901 play featuring three provincial sisters longing to be back in their beloved Moscow. The cast features Gyllenhaal (as Masha), Hecht (as Olga), Rylance (as Irina), as well as Anson Mount as Solyóny, Gabe Bettio as Róhde, Josh Hamilton as Andréy Prózorov, Marin Ireland as Natásha, Paul Lazar as Kulýgin, Roberta Maxwell as Anfísa, George Morfogen as Ferapónt, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Baron Túzenbach, James Patrick Nelson as Fedótik, Peter Sarsgaard as Vershínin and Louis Zorich as Chebutýkin.

Pendleton also directed Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard in CSC’s acclaimed 2009 production of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. This new production of Three Sisters features a translation by Paul Schmidt.

The creative team includes set designer Walt Spangler, costume designer Marco Piemontese, lighting designer Keith Parham and hair designer Paul Huntley. Sound design and original music are by Christian Frederickson and Ryan Rumery.

Three Sisters plays Tuesdays through Fridays at 8 PM; Saturdays at 2 PM and 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets are $75 for weekday performances and $80 for weekends. For tickets and information, visit ClassicStage, or call (866) 811-4111, or (212) 352-3101, or visit the CSC box office at 136 E. 13th Street.


Posted by Connie on February 3, 2011 under Headlines & Rumours,Three Sisters and commented by 0 people

Maggie Gyllenhaal is a grounding presence in movies, whether she’s playing a small-town reporter (an Oscar-nominated turn in Crazy Heart), a struggling addict and ex-con (SherryBaby) or a personal assistant who makes S&M at the office seem oddly normal (Secretary). Luckily for New York theatergoers, Gyllenhaal and her real-life husband, Peter Sarsgaard, have developed a serious taste for Chekhov. The couple first played lovers in Classic Stage Company’s 2009 production of Uncle Vanya, and now they’re back at CSC’s small off-Broadway theater having an affair as Masha and Vershinin in Three Sisters. A vibrant presence onstage, the smoky-voiced Gyllenhaal recently chatted with Broadway.com about why actors adore Chekhov and what’s fun about pretending to cheat with your spouse.

So, you’re having an affair with your husband [Peter Sarsgaard] onstage. That must add an extra layer to your performance as Masha in Three Sisters!
I know, I know! [Laughs.] A friend of mine was joking that it’s like those kooky couples who have been together for 10 years but go out to a bar and pretend they’ve never met, just to keep things spicy. This is the second time we’ve done that; Uncle Vanya was basically the same set-up. But that’s where a lot of the romantic connections are in Chekhov plays—people having affairs. With this play, I have spent less time thinking about the fact that we are having an affair and more about what it means to use your heart and really love someone. That is a very interesting thing to explore with your own husband.

During the run of Uncle Vanya, Peter told Broadway.com that he finds it easier to act with you than with a stranger. Do you agree?
Yes. Peter and I work really, really well together. That is not a requirement for a married couple at all; my parents [Oscar-nominated screenwriter Naomi Foner and director Stephen Gyllenhaal] couldn’t work together. Peter and I happen to think in very similar ways about acting. The beginning of the process this time was a little fraught for us, because when you don’t know where you’re going in the play or what you need, it can be hard when it’s your real husband out there. Once we got a sense of what we were doing, it was fine. I trust him so much and the amount of love we have for each other is so strong.

Even though you both have high-profile movie careers, you’ve avoided being competitive.
Yeah, we have. Obviously, as in any marriage, there are things that we fight about and things that are difficult between us, but competition in our work is not one of them. We really root for each other and support each other.
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Posted by Connie on February 1, 2011 under Interviews,Three Sisters and commented by 0 people

I’ve added the video of Maggie on The View on January 26th along with some screen captures. Wonderful as always!

Posted by Connie on January 30, 2011 under Gallery Updates,Media,Three Sisters and commented by 0 people

I’ve added some great high quality pictures of Maggie performing Three Sisters on stage.

Posted by Connie on January 29, 2011 under Gallery Updates,Three Sisters and commented by 0 people

Screen Junkies have made a list of the 10 Best Hollywood Movie Sex Scenes Ever on surprise, surprise Secretary is on the list.

The following films contain the 10 best Hollywood movie sex scenes ever. There have been plenty of steamy sex scenes in films and such scenes can cause your pulse to race and your palms to sweat. Let’s face it: Sex sells and we applaud that.

9. “Secretary” Sadomasochism is not usually shown with such care. Two characters that clearly have some sort of love for each other continue to engage in dominant and submissive acts. Maggie Gyllenhaal manages to take her submissive and naive character and turn her into a sex goddess.

View the full list here..

Posted by Connie on January 23, 2011 under Headlines & Rumours,Secretary and commented by 3 people

New candids of Maggie and Peter leaving Classic Stage Company in New York on January 15th.

Posted by Connie on January 20, 2011 under Candids,Gallery Updates and commented by 0 people

On set candids from filming Hysteria back in October 2010 have been added to the gallery. I must say I’m really looking forward to this movie, Maggie looks so stunning and how can a movie about the invention of the vibrator with Maggie Gyllenhaal in the lead role not be absolute amazing?! Enough of me rambling, pictures below.

Posted by Connie on January 18, 2011 under Candids,Gallery Updates,Hysteria and commented by 1 people

The gallery have been updated with more HQ candids from 2009-2010. Enjoy.

Posted by Connie on January 15, 2011 under Candids,Gallery Updates and commented by 0 people

Oh yes, that was Waterland you read.. Thank to Maria I’ve now added screen captures of Maggie’s very first movie credit to the gallery! She was also made us a video clip of Maggie’s scene that I have added to the video archive. Enjoy!

Posted by Connie on January 13, 2011 under Gallery Updates,Media and commented by 0 people
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