Tix Now Available to Catch Cate Blanchett in The Present

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on March 19, 2017 The Present View Comments Tickets are now available to witness Cate Blanchett’s Main Stem debut! The Academy Award winner will lead The Present, Andrew Upton’s adaptation of Chekhov’s Platonov. Directed by John Crowley, the drama will also star Australian actor Richard Roxburgh and begin performances December 17 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. Opening night is set for January 8, 2017.As previously reported, the cast will feature the 11 additional members of the world premiere Sydney Theatre Company production, including Anna Bamford, Andrew Buchanan, David Downer, Eamon Farren, Martin Jacobs, Brandon McClelland, Jacqueline McKenzie, Marshall Napier, Susan Prior, Chris Ryan and Toby Schmitz. The Present marks the Broadway debut of its entire cast.Adapted by Blanchett’s husband Upton, Chekhov’s Platonov was discovered in 1920 (16 years after the Russian playwright’s death). Set post-Perestroika in the mid-1990s, The Present follows the widow Anna Petrovna (Blanchett) as she celebrates her birthday with a slew of guests, including the acerbic Platonov (Roxburgh) and his wife. Over the course of the party, unresolved relationships and regret quickly rise to the surface.The Barrymore Theatre is the current home of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; the Tony-winning play will end its run on September 4. Related Showscenter_img Cate Blanchett & Richard Roxburgh (Photo courtesy of Boneau/Bryan-Brown) Star Files Cate Blanchettlast_img

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