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Broadway veterans Joel Grey and John Glover will return to the stage in the fall, along with fashion commentator-turned-actor Tavi Gevinson in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s upcoming revival of Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard.
As previously announced, Diane Lane will lead the company as the aristocratic landowner Lyubov Ranevskaya, who reunites her family at their country estate in a bid to hold off foreclosure in a Russia on the brink of revolution. The new adaptation is by Stephen Karam, who won this year’s Tony Award for best play for The Humans, which also originated at Roundabout before transferring to Broadway.
Grey will play Firs in the production, with Glover as Gaev and Gevinson, currently wrapping up her run in the Broadway revival of The Crucible, as Anya. Also joining the principals will be Harold Perrineau as Lopakhin and Celia Keenan-Bolger as Varya, with additional casting still to come.
Fleshing out the ensemble are 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.
Simon Godwin, an associate at London’s Royal National Theatre, will make his Broadway directing debut on the play, which begins previews Sept. 15 at the American Airlines Theatre, with an official opening set for Oct. 16. The limited engagement is scheduled through Dec. 4.
Lane has a long history with The Cherry Orchard, having made her Broadway debut at age 12 in the ensemble of a 1977 production, the same year Grey took on the title character in Chekhov’s first play, Platonov, at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
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