Cumming, Wiest wing to 'Seagull'

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Two-time Oscar winner Dianne Wiest and Tony winner Alan Cumming will star in "The Seagull" this winter at Classic Stage Company in New York.

The production, helmed by Russian director and Chekhovian scholar Viacheslav Dolgachev, will begin previews Feb. 20 in advance of a March 13 opening. The limited engagement will run until March 30.

Wiest, who won Oscars for her work in the Woody Allen films "Hannah and Her Sisters" and "Bullets Over Broadway," most recently appeared onstage in New York in 2005, when she starred with Charles Durning in "Third" at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center.

Cumming, who won a Tony for the Sam Mendes revival of "Cabaret," recently starred in the Broadway revival of "The Threepenny Opera" during the 2005-06 season.

Dolgachev is the artistic director of the Moscow New Drama Theatre and a former associate at Moscow Art Theatre. He has taught and directed Chekhov in Moscow, Switzerland and the U.S., including New York and Columbia universities and New York's Actors' Center.

Andrew Salomon is news editor at BackStage East.
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