Slava Polunin

Cast announced for Slava's Snowshow on Broadway

The Broadway return of Slava's Snowshow begins performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on November 11, 2019.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Casting has now been announced for the Broadway return of the Olivier Award-winning and Tony-nominated production of Slava's Snowshow, which, as previously reported, is set to play a limited holiday engagement at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre from November 11, 2019 through January 5, 2020.

The cast at each performance will be comprised of a number of clowns in rotation. Joining creator and star Slava Polunin during the Broadway run will be Artem Zhimo, Robert Saralp, Vanya Polunin, Georgiy Deliyev, Aelita West, Bradford West, Alexandre Frish, Nikolai Terentiev, Francesco Bifano, Spencer Chandler and Elena Ushakova.

Returning to New York for the first time in a decade, Slava's Snowshow is a spellbinding contemporary circus production conceived by Russian performance artist Slava Polunin in 1993. Following the production's Broadway premiere from December 2008, it went on to be nominated for the Tony Award for "Unique Theatrical Show" in 2009.

The family-oriented show combines a unique blend of circus, comedy and music in a show with an international company of performers.

Synopsis: "Unleashing a breathtaking artistic thrill ride for audiences of all ages and languages, the show offers a dreamlike vision that overflows with magical dynamism and humorous antics, set within an absurd and surrealistic world. Each scene paints a picture: an unlikely shark swimming in a misty sea; heart-breaking goodbyes on a railway platform; an entire audience enveloped in a gigantic web; a wave of vibrant balloons bouncing off the fingertips of theatregoers; and a world-renowned roaring snowstorm of a finale that's sure to leave audiences spellbound." 

Slava's Snowshow is directed by Polunin and Viktor Kramer, with scenography by Polunin and Viktor Plotnikov, costume design and special effects by Polunin, and sound design by Roman Dubinnikov and Polunin.  

Slava's Snowshow is produced on Broadway by David Carpenter, John Arthur Pinckard, and Hunter Arnold.

Slava's Snowshow Tickets are available now for performances from November 11, 2019 through January 5, 2020.

(Photo by Vladimir Mishukov​)


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