The Present

Broadway rehearsals underway for Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Chekhov’s first play

Starring Richard Roxburgh and Cate Blanchett, Andrew Upton‘s The Present is based on Anton Chekhov‘s first play, untitled and only discovered sixteen years after his death. After an acclaimed season in Sydney, the STC production will begin previews at Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre later this month. With Upton’s adaptation set post-Perestroika in the mid-1990s, friends gather…

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Sydney Theatre Company heads to Broadway with The Present

Following a sold-out, critically acclaimed engagement in Sydney, Australia last August, The Present, Andrew Upton’s new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s first play, Platonov, will be presented on Broadway for a limited engagement in the early Winter of 2016. The Present, directed by John Crowley, will see Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh make their Broadway debuts,…

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