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Fire and Air Opens at Classic Stage Company

Tony Award winner Terrence McNally's play explores the history of the Ballets Russes.

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Douglas Hodge and Marin Mazzie celebrate opening night of Fire and Air at Classic Stage Company.
(© Greg Pace)

Classic Stage Company's world premiere production of Terrence McNally's Fire and Air opened last night, February 1, under the direction of John Doyle. The production runs through February 25.

Jay Armstrong Johnson stars as Massine.
(© Greg Pace)

Fire and Air explores the rich history of the Ballets Russes, Sergei Diaghilev's itinerant Russian ballet company. Surrounded by great talents of art, design, and music, the tempestuous relationship between Diaghilev and dancer Vaslav Nijinsky revolutionizes dance forever.

Marsha Mason stars as Dunya.
(© Greg Pace)

The company includes James Cusati-Moyer (Nijinsky), John Glover (Dima), Douglas Hodge (Diaghilev), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Massine), Marsha Mason (Dunya), and Marin Mazzie (Misia). The production features scenic design by John Doyle, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Jane Cox, sound design by Matt Stine, and hair and make-up design by J. Jared Janas.

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