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Yermolova TheaterThe Biggest Little Drama (Samaya Bolshaya Malenkaya Drama): In this adaptation of a Chekhov story, a provincial actor and a prompter talk about theater. Stars Vladimir Andreyev and Valentin Gaft. Yermolova Theater. Friday, January 3, at 7 p.m.

Theater Addresses

Thursday The 2nd

Divorce Masculine-Style (Razvod po Muzhski): Sergei Artsibashev and Sergei Poselsky stage a play by Neil Simon. Mayakovsky Theater. 6 p.m.

Figaro: Kirill Serebrennikov's staging of Beaumarchais' comedy stars Yevgeny Mironov and Lia Akhedzhakova. Theater of Nations. 7 p.m.

How Much is Love? (Skolko Stoit Lyubov?): a circus musical. Arena Moscow. 7:30 p.m.

Juno and Avos (Yunona i Avos): a musical by Alexei Rybnikov. Lenkom Theater. 7 p.m.

Lend Me a Tenor (Odolzhite Tenora): Ken Ludwig's farce about the world-famous Italian tenor Tito Morelli, who arrives in the United States to perform Othello. Pushkin Theater. 7 p.m.

Oddballs: (Chudaki): Maxim Gorky's lesser-known comedy about an acclaimed writer and his women. Mayakovsky Theater small stage. 6 p.m.

Pelleas and Melisande: Vladimir Ageyev stages Maurice Maeterlinck's symbolist masterpiece about love, jealousy and death. Vakhtangov Theater small stage. 7:30 p.m.

Testosterone: Andrzej Saramonowicz's comedy as staged by Mikhail Morskov. Pushkin Theater affiliate. 7 p.m.

MT PICK The Gentleman: Yevgeny Kamenkovich stages Alexander Sumbatov-Yuzhin's play about an ambitious, vain young man making his way in the world. Sovremennik Theater. 7 p.m.

The Masquerade: Rimas Tuminas directs Mikhail Lermontov's play about a husband's fatal jealousy of his younger wife. Vakhtangov Theater. 7 p.m.

The Master and Margarita: Mikhail Bulgakov's satirical fantasy about Satan's visit to Moscow. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW The Planet of Puppets (Planeta Kukol): New Year's musical show for kids and parents. Moscow Musical Theater. Noon and 3 p.m.

The Too-Married Taxi Driver (Slishkom Zhenaty Taksist): Ray Cooney's "Run for Your Wife" staged by Alexander Shirvindt. Satire Theater. 7 p.m.

We're Awaited Far Away From Here (Nas Zhdut Daleko-Daleko, Ne Zdes): Yury Klepikov directs a love story on the themes of Isaac Bashevis Singer. Dzhigarkhanyan Theater. 7 p.m.

Zoika's Apartment (Zoikina Kvartira): Mikhail Bulgakov's play about a wild crew of petty thieves, crooks and shysters in the 1920s NEP-era in Moscow. Hermitage Theater production. Fomenko Studio New Stage. 7 p.m.

Friday The 3rd

ENGLISH FRENCH A Russian on a Rendezvous (Russky Chelovek na Rendezvous): a romantic musical staging based on Ivan Turgenev's story "Spring Freshets." French and English subtitles available. Fomenko Studio New Stage. 7 p.m.

How Much is Love? (see Jan. 2 listing). Arena Moscow. 7:30 p.m.

Life Is Wonderful (Zhizn Prekrasna): a musical revue. Moscow Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

Romeo and Juliet: Vadim Medvedev's updated version of the Shakespeare tragedy. Dzhigarkhanyan Theater. 7 p.m.

Testosterone (see Jan. 2 listing). Pushkin Theater affiliate. 7 p.m.

The Biggest Little Drama (Samaya Bolshaya Malenkaya Drama): In this adaptation of a Chekhov story, a provincial actor and a prompter talk about theater. Stars Vladimir Andreyev and Valentin Gaft. Yermolova Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW The Cricket on the Hearth (Sverchok na Pechi): Nikolai Druchek's staging based on Dickens' Christmas novella. Tabakov Theater. 7 p.m.

The Extraordinary Adventures of T.S. and H.F. After Mark Twain (Neobychainiye Priklyucheniya T.S. i G.F. po Marku Tvenu): a musical directed by Genrietta Yanovskaya. Theater Yunogo Zritelya. 7 p.m.

The Jester Balakirev (Shut Balakirev): Grigory Gorin's tragicomedy based on the real story of nobleman Sergei Frolov. Lenkom Theater. 7 p.m.

The Kingdom of Father and Son (Tsarstvo Otsa i Syna): Yury Yeryomin's staging based on A.K. Tolstoy's historical chronicles. Mossoviet Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW The Little Match Girl (Devochka so Spichkami): a musical staging for kids and parents based on Hans Christian Andersen's tale and David Lang's oratorio. Gogol Center. 3 and 6 p.m.

The Lourcine Street Case (Koshmar na Ulitse Lourcine): a vaudeville based on Eugene Labiche's light comedy. Satire Theater. 7 p.m.

The Mother Cat (Mama-Kot): a family musical based on Luis Sepulveda's story about a cat who taught a baby seagull to fly. Mayakovsky Theater. Noon and 6 p.m.

The Pickwick Papers (Pikviksky Club): Yevgeny Pisarev's adaptation of Dickens' first novel stars Alexander Feklistov as Samuel Pickwick. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW The Planet of Puppets (see Jan. 2 listing). Moscow Musical Theater. Noon and 3 p.m.

Saturday The 4th

A Perfect Murder (Idealnoye Ubiistvo): a contemporary detective comedy directed by Andrei Zhitinkin. Satire Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW Aesthetes (Estety): Sergei Aronin stages a comedy about contemporary art based on works by Yasmina Reza and Andrei Bitov. Mossoviet Theater Stage Pod Kryshei. 7 p.m.

Berlusputin: Varvara Faer adapts Dario Fo's play "L'Anomalo Bicefalo" in which half of Silvio Berlusconi's brain is seemingly transplanted into Vladimir Putin's head. Stars Yevdokia Germanova and Sergei Yepishev. Teatr.doc. 7 and 9 p.m.

NEW Cancun: Alexei Frolenkov directs Jordi Galceran's comedy about two married couples on vacation. Theater Na Maloi Bronnoi. 7 p.m.

NEW Dangerous Liaisons (Opasniye Svyazi): Pavel Khomsky's staging on the themes of Christopher Hampton's play based on Choderlos de Laclos' 18th-century novel about the Marquise de Meurteil and the Vicomte de Valmont who test the limits of their will in a conspiracy of sexual seductions. Mossoviet Theater. 7 p.m.

Don't Part With Those You Love (S Lyubimymi ne Rasstavaites): Alexander Volodin's melancholy comedy about various couples attempting to divorce, as staged by Genrietta Yanovskaya. Theater Yunogo Zritelya. 7 p.m.

GenAtsid. A Rustic Anecdote (GenAtsid. Derevensky Anekdot): The inhabitants of a Russian village go in search of the Russian national idea. Kirill Vytoptov's staging based on Vsevolod Benigsen's novel. Sovremennik Theater. Noon and 7 p.m.

NEW Hamlet: Valery Sarkisov stages Shakespeare with young actor Alexander Petrov in the lead. Yermolova Theater. 7 p.m.

How Much is Love? (see Jan. 2 listing). Arena Moscow. 7:30 p.m.

How to Cheat the State (Kak Obmanut Gosudarstvo): Vladimir Beilis stages Louis Verneuil and Georges Berr's comedy "School for Taxpayers." Maly Theater affiliate. 6 p.m.

My Dear Mathilde (Moya Dorogaya Matilda): Israel Horovitz's family tale "My Old Lady," set in a Paris apartment. Directed by Vladimir Petrov. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater small stage. 7 p.m.

NEW Summer Wasps Bite Us Even in November (Letniye Osy Kusayut Nas Dazhe v Noyabre): Ivan Vyrypayev's new one-act comedy directed by Sigrid Strom Reibo. Fomenko Studio. 8 p.m.

NEW The Little Match Girl (see Jan. 3 listing). Gogol Center. 3 and 6 p.m.

The Madmen of Valencia (Valensianskiye Bezumtsy): Ruzanna Movsesyan stages Lope de Vega's romantic comedy about young people hiding in a madhouse. Et Cetera Theater Efros Hall. 7 p.m.

The Mother Cat (see Jan. 3 listing). Mayakovsky Theater. Noon.

NEW The Planet of Puppets (see Jan. 2 listing). Moscow Musical Theater. Noon and 3 p.m.

The School for Wives (Shkola Zhyon): Dmitry Bykov and Vasily Gippius' new translation of Moliere's comedy about a middle-aged man who battles a young rival for the attentions of his pretty ward. Tabakov Theater. 7 p.m.

Theater in the Times of Nero and Seneca (Teatr Vremyon Nerona i Seneki): Armen Dzhigarkhanyan plays the Roman philosopher, dramatist, tutor and advisor to emperor Nero in Edvard Radzinsky's tragifarce. Dzhigarkhanyan Theater. 7 p.m.

Triptych: Pyotr Fomenko's three-part staging of Pushkin's "Count Nulin," "The Stone Guest," and "A Scene From 'Faust' by Goethe." Fomenko Studio New Stage. 7 p.m.

Va Bank: Mark Zakharov's show based on Alexander Ostrovsky's comedy "The Final Sacrifice." Lenkom Theater. 7 p.m.

We Cannot Choose the Time We Live In (Vremena Ne Vybirayut): The love story of an American jazz singer and a Russian musician, set in the mid-20th century in New York and Moscow. Moscow Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

Sunday The 5th

NEW 150 Reasons Not to Defend the Homeland (150 Prichin ne Zashchishchat Rodinu): Yelena Gremina's staging about the fall of Constantinople in 1453. Teatr.doc production. Meyerhold Center. 7 p.m.

An Ardent Heart (Goryacheye Serdtse): Yegor Peregudov stages a dark version of Alexander Ostrovsky's comedy about a town full of people with corrupted hearts. Sovremennik Theater. Noon and 7 p.m.

Demons (Besy): Yury Lyubimov's staging of Dostoevsky's novel about 19th-century revolutionaries. Music by Igor Stravinsky and Vladimir Martynov. Vakhtangov Theater. 7 p.m.

How Much is Love? (see Jan. 2 listing). Arena Moscow. 7:30 p.m.

Juno and Avos (see Jan. 2 listing). Lenkom Theater. 7 p.m.

Marriage 2.0. First and Second Versions (Brak 2.0. Pervaya i Vtoraya Versii): Alexander Marin's staging based on Chekhov's works. Tabakov Theater. 2 and 7 p.m.

New Year's Evening With Oleg Menshikov: a theatrical party. Yermolova Theater. 7 p.m.

MT PICK One Absolutely Happy Village (Odna Absolyutno Schastlivaya Derevnya): Pyotr Fomenko's beautiful dramatization of Boris Vakhtin's 1965 novella. Fomenko Studio. 7 p.m.

Striped (Polosaty): Nastya Kovalenkova and Klezmasters perform a tale for kids and parents. Meyerhold Center Cafe. Noon and 2 p.m.

NEW The Comedy of Errors (Komediya Oshibok) Robert Sturua stages Shakespeare's early farcial comedy about two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. Music by Gia Kancheli. Et Cetera Theater. 7 p.m.

The Happy Prince (Schastlivy Prints): Kama Ginkas' production of the Oscar Wilde fairy tale. Theater Yunogo Zritelya. 7 p.m.

The House (Dom): Sergei Puskepalis directs Yevgeny Grishkovets' play about money and friendship, material and spiritual values. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater small stage. 7 p.m.

NEW The Little Match Girl (see Jan. 3 listing). Gogol Center. 3 p.m.

NEW The Planet of Puppets (see Jan. 2 listing). Moscow Musical Theater. Noon and 3 p.m.

The Soldier (Soldat): Dmitry Volkostrelov's powerful, experimental 15-minute staging of Pavel Pryazhko's play. Teatr.doc. 7 and 9 p.m.

The Stranger (Postoronny): Yekaterina Polovtseva's adaptation of Albert Camus' philosophical novel. Sovremennik Theater Drugaya Stage. 7:30 p.m.

NEW Unforgettable Meetings (Nezabyvayemiye Znakomstva): Sergei Nadtochiyev's staging based on Nina Sadur and Edward Albee's one-act plays. Satire Theater. 7 p.m.

We Cannot Choose the Time We Live In (see Jan. 4 listing). Moscow Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW Wedding in Malinovka (Svadba v Malinovke): Boris Alexandrov's musical comedy set in the 1920s. Satire Theater. Noon.

Monday The 6th

NEW Dial M for Murder (V Sluchaye Ubiistva Nabiraite M): Yury Yeryomin stages Frederick Knott's detective thriller. Mossoviet Theater. 7 p.m.

Divorce Female-Style (Razvod po Zhensky): Sergei Artsibashev's staging of Claire Booth Luce's 1936 play "The Women." Mayakovsky Theater. 6 p.m.

Life Is Wonderful (see Jan. 3 listing). Moscow Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

New Year's Evening With Oleg Menshikov: a theatrical party. Yermolova Theater. 7 p.m.

The Four-Legged Crow (Chetveronogaya Vorona): Pavel Artemyev's staging based on texts by Daniil Kharms. Theater Yunogo Zritelya. 6 p.m.

NEW The Little Match Girl (see Jan. 3 listing). Gogol Center. 3 and 6 p.m.

MT PICK The Marriage (Zhenitba): Mark Zakharov stages an all-star version of Nikolai Gogol's classic comedy. Lenkom Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (Udivitelnoye Puteshestviye Krolika Edvarda): Gleb Cherepanov's adaptation of Kate DiCamillo's tale. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater small stage. Noon.

The Pickwick Papers (see Jan. 3 listing). Chekhov Moscow Art Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW The Planet of Puppets (see Jan. 2 listing). Moscow Musical Theater. Noon and 3 p.m.

NEW Three Floors Above (Tremya Etazhami Vyshe): Rodion Ovchinnikov's tragicomedy about contemporary life. Satire Theater. 7 p.m.

Tuesday The 7th

Christmas at the Ivanovs (Yolka u Ivanovykh): Alexander Vvedensky's absurdist play staged by Denis Azarov. Gogol Center small stage. 8:30 p.m.

Devichnik Club: Three widows meet once a month for tea before visiting their husbands' graves. Roman Kozak's staging of Ivan Menchell's play "The Cemetery Club." Pushkin Theater. 7 p.m.

Life Is Wonderful (see Jan. 3 listing). Moscow Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

New Year's Evening With Oleg Menshikov: a theatrical party. Yermolova Theater. 7 p.m.

Ornifle: Jean Anouilh's dark comedy about a poet who squanders his talent stars Alexander Shirvindt, Mikhail Derzhavin and Vera Vasilyeva. Satire Theater. 7 p.m.

Orpheus: Jean Cocteau's play as directed by Vladimir Skvortsov. Et Cetera Theater Efros Hall. 7 p.m.

The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Leitenant s Ostrova Inishmor): Alexander Suvorov's production of Martin McDonagh's violent, black comedy. Theater Yunogo Zritelya. 5 p.m.

NEW The Little Match Girl (see Jan. 3 listing). Gogol Center. 3 and 6 p.m.

NEW The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (see Jan. 6 listing). Chekhov Moscow Art Theater small stage. Noon.

The Mother Cat (see Jan. 3 listing). Mayakovsky Theater. Noon.

The Office: Roman Kozak's production of Ingrid Lausund's comedy "Slipped Disc. A Study of the Upright Walk." Five young office workers struggle to cope with a tyrannical, unseen boss. Pushkin Theater affiliate. 7 p.m.

NEW The Planet of Puppets (see Jan. 2 listing). Moscow Musical Theater. Noon and 3 p.m.

The Public Eye (Lyubov Glazami Syshchika): Sergei Artsibashev directs Peter Shaffer's comedy about a pompous accountant, his free-spirited wife and an eccentric private eye. The show includes ballet scenes staged by Vyacheslav Gordeyev. Mayakovsky Theater. 6 p.m.

The Tower of Death (Bashnya Smerti): Yury Klepikov's staging of Robert Bolt's play "Vivat! Vivat Regina!" comparing the reigns of two female rulers — Mary, Queen of Scots, and Elizabeth I of England. Dzhigarkhanyan Theater. 7 p.m.

MT PICK ENGLISH GERMAN FRENCH Three Sisters (Tri Sestry): Pyotr Fomenko's tragic rendition of Anton Chekhov's classic. English, German and French subtitles available. Fomenko Studio New Stage. 7 p.m.

Woe From Wit (Gore Ot Uma): Rimas Tuminas' unorthodox staging of the classic Griboyedov comedy. Sovremennik Theater. 7 p.m.

Wednesday The 8th

Christmas at the Ivanovs (see Jan. 7 listing). Gogol Center small stage. 8:30 p.m.

Devichnik Club: (see Jan. 7 listing). Pushkin Theater. 7 p.m.

MT PICK Eugene Onegin: Rimas Tuminas stages a bold remake of, and commentary on, Pushkin's classic verse novel. Vakhtangov Theater. 7 p.m.

Konstantin Raikin in a one-man concert performance. Satirikon Theater. 7 p.m.

Life Is Wonderful (see Jan. 3 listing). Moscow Musical Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW Peter and Fevronia of Murom (Pyotr i Fevronia Muromskiye): a musical performance for all the family based on the 11th-century Russian tale. Praktika. 7 p.m.

Photo Finish: an adventure in biography written by Peter Ustinov and directed by Sergei Golomazov. Yermolova Theater. 7 p.m.

Sheherazade's Thousand and One Nights (Tysyacha i Odna Noch Shakhrazady): Armen Dzhigarkhanyan's musical staging of a play by Veniamin Smekhov. Dzhigarkhanyan Theater. 7 p.m.

NEW Summer Wasps Bite Us Even in November (see Jan. 4 listing). Fomenko Studio. 8 p.m.

The Banquet: Sergei Artsibashev's one-act staging based on a romantic comedy by Neil Simon. Mayakovsky Theater. 6 p.m.

The Gift (Dar): Yevgeny Kamenkovich's adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's final Russian novel. Fomenko Studio New Stage. 7 p.m.

The Hare. A Love Story (Zayats. Love Story): Valentin Gaft and Nina Doroshina co-star in Nikolai Kolyada's play directed by Galina Volchek. Sovremennik Theater. 7 p.m.

The Marriage of Figaro (Zhenitba Figaro): a musical version of Beaumarchais' witty play about a commoner who wants to marry his master's servant girl and encounters numerous adventures along the way. Lenkom Theater. 7 p.m.

The Office: (see Jan. 7 listing). Pushkin Theater affiliate. 7 p.m.

The Overcoat (Shinel): Gogol's story as staged by Anton Kovalenko stars Avangard Leontyev as Bashmachkin. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater Novaya Stage. 7 p.m.

NEW The Planet of Puppets (see Jan. 2 listing). Moscow Musical Theater. Noon and 3 p.m.

The School for Wives (see Jan. 4 listing). Tabakov Theater. 7 p.m.

The Squirrel (Belka): Yekaterina Granitova's adaptation of Anatoly Kim's 1985 novel about four young artists and their clash with reality. Theater Na Maloi Bronnoi. 7 p.m.

The Swedish Matchstick (Shvedskaya Spichka): Nikita Grinshpun's lively staging based on Chekhov's short stories features young actors. Theater of Nations. 7 p.m.

The Too-Married Taxi Driver (see Jan. 2 listing). Satire Theater. 7 p.m.

Witness for the Prosecution (Svidetel Obvineniya): Genrietta Yanovskaya casts Igor Yasulovich and Olga Demidova in her staging of Agatha Christie. Theater Yunogo Zritelya. 7 p.m.