Andre Gregory to Discuss 'Vanya on 42nd Street' in MA, July 28

News   Andre Gregory to Discuss 'Vanya on 42nd Street' in MA, July 28 Andre Gregory, the noted director and actor, will discuss the making of the art film classic, "Vanya on 42nd Street," after a July 28 screening of the film at the Cape Cinema in Dennis, MA.

Andre Gregory, the noted director and actor, will discuss the making of the art film classic, "Vanya on 42nd Street," after a July 28 screening of the film at the Cape Cinema in Dennis, MA.

The event, which takes place at 4 PM, is a benefit for the nearby Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater.

The film, directed by Louis Malle, and starring Gregory, Julianne Moore, Larry Pine and Wallace Shawn, was an outgrowth of a stage version of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya. For four years, off and on, Gregory would gather with a group of friends and colleagues and rehearse the play. They'd work in a rented loft and perform only for select people.

At long last, they put together a production and asked Malle to film it. The 1989 movie takes place in the then-decrepit New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd Street. Shawn played Vanya.

Tickets are $25-$60. Call (508) 349-6835. —By Robert Simonson