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01.09.2006 The exhibition shop Alexandrinsky.
The exhibition shop Alexandrinsky was open with the Alexandrinsky Fund support at the Carriage Gallery (Karetnaya Gallereya) of the Theatre on August 30, 2006. It presents diverse souvenirs with the Theatre symbolism, designers works with theatre themes depicted on them made by applied art masters, fabric stylists and porcelain drawers. This new exhibition shop sells also literature on theatre, albums, theatrical fiction, ad hoc literature (for instance on theatre history) and so on.

28.08.2006 The 250-year anniversary of the Russian Drama Theatre.
250 years ago on August 30 Empress Elizabeth signed the edict which allowed for the establishment of the State Russian Public Theatre. It gave a start to the national policy development in the field of theatre art. The day of August 30 is considered to be the Alexandrinsky Theaters birthday. Anniversary festivities start at 10 a.m. His Holiness Alexis II Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia blessed Metropolitan Vladimir of St. Petersburg and Ladoga to consecrate the reconstructed Theatre building. In The Marble Palace (Millionnaya St., 5) at 14 p.m. we open a major historic exhibition The Theatre of famed master artists, devoted to the history of the Theatre development demonstrating it from the first performances by volunteer comedians to nowadays.

25.08.2006 Press-conference
The press-conference devoted to after-restoration opening of the historic building of the Theatre took place today at the Imperial lobby of the Alexandrinsky Theatre at 1 p.m. At the same time there was held the presentation of a documentary film Valery Fokin. Ordeal directed by Igor Shadkhan. The film is on the 5th Channel on August 30, 2006 at 5:40 p.m. Journalists were invited to the Theatre Museum excursion which tells about the first Russian drama company. Russian Drama Museum is placed in the former walking gallery of the 3 circle. It is open for you in the day time.

25.08.2006 Press conference devoted to the 250-year anniversary of the Alexandrinsky Theatre
Major press conference devoted to the 250-year anniversary of the oldest Drama Theatre in Russia will take place in the Imperial lobby, August 25, 2006, at 1 p.m. One of the important parts of the event is the excursion in the restored Theatre. Valery Fokin, artistic director of the Theatre will tell about the anniversary festivity program for August 30 Theatre anniversary day.

21.08.2006 The meeting of the Alexandrinsky theatre company
Today (08.10.2006) at 12 a.m. the Alexandrinsky Theatre company had a meeting. After a year, they came into the restored building for the first time and they saw new modernized auditorium and stage. At the meeting Valery Fokin, artistic director of the Theatre has told about reconstruction and restoration, about the new theatrical season plans and of course about coming 250-year anniversary and the International Theatre Alexandrinsky Festival, which is gathering the best European national theatre companies.

21.08.2006 Kultura TV channel screens the Alexandrinsky Theatre performances
Kultura TV channel has prepared TV program cycle Imperial Theatres of Russia Festival for the 250-year anniversary of the Russian Drama Theatre. They start screening the television versions of the best performances of the Alexandrinsky and Maly Theatres on September 2, 2006. Among Alexandrinsky Theatre performances the channel presents The Wood Demon (09/09), Old Arbat Fairy-tales (30/09), Small Tragedies (14/10) and The Inspector-General (28/10).

14.08.2006 The anniversary of Valery Kuzin, Merited Artist of Russia

August 19, 2006 is the 75th anniversary of the birth of Valery Anatolievich Kuzin, Merited Artist of Russia. In 1989 Valery Kuzin started to work in the Alexandrinsky Theatre company, already being a recognized artist. He had gained wide experience working in Novosibirsk (Red Torch Theatre and Youth Theatre), at Pskov Drama Theatre named after A.Pushkin, at Petrozavodsk Music and Drama Theatre, then Maly Drama Theatre, at Akimov Comedy Theatre, Lensoviet Theatre. His experience, professionalism, brilliant skill of scene speech and intelligence allowed him to have some parts in the repertoire from the very beginning.

08.08.2006 We are expanding Theatre Museum collection
August 8, 2006 the Theatre Museum collection was expanded with the new exhibits. Alexandrinsky Fund has purchased playbills dated 1940-1960, performance flyers, merit certificates of II World War times, booklets and documents, which became theatre rarity long ago. Now those things belong to the Museum and the Archive. Some of the playbills have signatures of actors, directors, and music directors of the performances, for instance Nikolai Simonov and Leonid Vivien.

08.08.2006 Valery Fokin on TV

August 10 at 2:35 p.m. Kultura TV channel presents the film Valery Fokin on TV (2001) in the TV program cycle Theatre on TV. Classic. Valentin Gaft, Avangard Leontiev, Galina Volchek take part in the program. Theatre on TV. Classic screens fragments of the following performances: Dombey and Son, Cousin Pons and many others. For more information go to http://www.tvkultura.ru/issue.html?id=40633

25.07.2006 Nora Raikhshtein, Merited Art Worker of Russia celebrates her anniversary.
August 1, 2006 Nora Abramovna Raikhshtein, theatre director and Merited Art Worker of Russia celebrates her anniversary. Nora has finished the State Leningrad Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinematography. There she was taught by the famous theatre professor M.O.Knebel. Nora was really lucky to work with such directors as N.Akimov and I.P. Vladimirov and to be their friend and assistant. She staged the performances in Lensoviet Theatre, in Estrady Theatre named after A.I.Raikin, Maly Drama Theatre etc. Nora also directed many television plays, which were long in hearts and memories of the viewers.

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