Ivanov (Russian: Иванов) is a four-act drama by the Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. Written by: Anton Chekhov Adapted By: John Gielgud Directed: John Gielgud Photos by: Friedman-Abeles Location: tour of United States and Canada, followed by season at Shubert Theatre, New
York, NY Opened: Shubert Theatre, New York, May 3, 1966 for 47 performances Cast: Vivien Leigh (Anna Petrovna), John Gielgud (Nikolai Ivanov),
Roland Radd (Barkin Mikhail), Ronald Culver (Pavel Lebedev), Jennifer Hilary
(Sasha, Lebedev's daughter), John/Jack Merivale (Dr. Lvov), Edward Atienza (Count Matthew Shabelsky),
Helen Christie (Marfa Babakina), Ethel Griffies (Avdotya Nazarovna, an old lady),
Guy Spaull (Butler), Anna Minot (Maid), Michael Miller (Pyotr),
Paula Lawrence (Zinaida Savishna), and Dillon Evans (Dmitry Kosykh).
Ethel Griffies (who played Avdotya Nazarovna) was 88 years old at that time.
During the five and half weeks the play ran in New York, NY, Vivien Leigh and Jack Merivale
stayed in a house at 160 East Seventy-second Street that belonged to Joan Fontaine (Joan
remained at Eaton Square in London during the New York run of Ivanov. (Anne Edwards)