Celia Keenan-Bolger, Joel Grey & More Set for The Cherry Orchard

first_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 4, 2016 Diane Lane The Cherry Orchard Now this is a stellar lineup! Three-time Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger, Tony and Oscar winner Joel Grey, along with many more Broadway favorites, have been tapped to join the previously announced Diane Lane in Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard. Directed by Simon Godwin, the new adaptation by Tony winner Stephen Karam (The Humans), will begin previews on September 15 and officially open on October 16 at Broadway’s American Airlines Theatre.Along with Keenan-Bolger (The Glass Menagerie) as Varya and Grey (Cabaret) as Firs, the newly announced cast includes Tony winner John Glover (Love! Valour! Compassion!) as Gaev, Tavi Gevinson (The Crucible) as Anya and Harold Perrineau (Lost) as Lopakhin. They will be joined by Tina Benko, Susannah Flood, Maurice Jones, Quinn Mattfeld, Aaron Clifton Moten, Peter Bradbury, Philip Kerr, Lise Bruneau, Jacqueline Jarrold, Ian Lassiter and Carl Hendrick Louis.The acting company has a unique history with Chekhov: Lane made her Broadway debut as a child, in the 1977 revival of The Cherry Orchard and, also in 1977, Grey played Platonov (Chekhov’s first play) at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.First produced in Moscow in 1904, The Cherry Orchard is Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece about a family on the edge of ruin—and a country on the brink of revolution. The story of Lyubov Ranevskaya (Lane) and her family’s return to their fabled orchard to forestall its foreclosure, the play captures a people—and a world—in transition, and presents us with a picture of humanity in all its glorious folly. By turns tragic and funny, The Cherry Orchard still stands as one of the great plays of the modern era.The production will feature sets by Scott Pask, costumes by Michael Krass, lights by Donald Holder, sound by Christopher Cronin, movement by Jonathan Goddard and original music by Nico Muhly.The limited engagement will run through December 4.center_img View Comments Star Files Celia Keenan Bolger & Joel Grey(Photos: Jeremy Daniels & Bruce Glikas)last_img

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