The Seagull

Spotlight Narrative

World Premiere

USA | 98 MINUTES | English |


Adapted by Tony Award®-winning playwright Stephen Karam and directed by Tony Award®-winning director Michael Mayer, this exquisite adaptation of Anton Chekhov's classic The Seagull finds a group of friends and family gathered for a seemingly jovial weekend in the countryside. But under the surface, Nina (Saoirse Ronan) pines desperately for Irina's (Annette Bening) partner Boris (Corey Stoll), a celebrated playwright. Meanwhile, Masha (Elisabeth Moss) fights a battle with her own unrequited love.

This layered saga about art, fame, family, and human folly plays out with claustrophobic intensity, as the lives of friends, families, and lovers, all living under the same roof, become entangled. The Seagull’s cast of celebrated performers brings fresh perspective to these beloved, complicated characters. Rich with feeling, this tragicomedy asks timeless questions about how best to live a purposeful life and, more importantly, how to love.

–Mara Webster


Directed by Michael Mayer

Director Michael Mayer made his feature-film directorial debut with A Home at the End of the World, starring Colin Farrell and Robin Wright, in 2004. His Broadway credits span drama and musical, including Tony Award®-winning productions of Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and A View From the Bridge.
Michael Mayer
Jay Franke, David Herro, Robert Salerno, Tom Hulce, Leslie Urdang
Stephen Karam
Matthew J. Lloyd
Annette Davey
Nico Muhly, Anton Sanko
Executive Producer
Bingo Gubelmann, Benji Kohn, Noah Millman, Galt Niederhoffer, Miranda De Pencier, Matthew Masten, Margaret Skoglund, Stefan Sonnenfeld, Kelly E. Ashton, Ron Simons, Ira Pittelman
Associate Producer
Mandy Beckner, Christopher Maring, Anthony Brandonisio
US Distributor
Sony Pictures Classics
Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll, Elisabeth Moss, Mare Winningham, Jon Tenney, Glenn Fleshler, Michael Zegen, Billy Howle, Brian Dennehy


Print Source
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Sony Pictures Classics
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212 833 8842
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