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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Taganka Plays On

The Taganka Theater held performances on Wednesday and Thursday, despite an announcement Tuesday by director Yury Lyubimov that he was closing the theater.


"Electra" and "Phaedra" were put on as scheduled as they are joint productions of the Taganka Theater and Alla Demidova's Theater A, a theater representative explained on Thursday.


The theater will, however, be closed as promised June 25 through 29, the representative said.


The canceled performances of director Lyubimov's "Dr. Zhivago" on June 28 and 29 may be rescheduled for June 30 and July 1, if the arbitration court, which will hear the dispute between Lyubimov and Nikolai Gubenko for control of the theater, decides in favor of Lyubimov.