He'll play Trofimov, whose intellect and passion for social justice represents a changing Russia, as other characters cling to the past. Hamilton replaces Christian Camargo, who has withdrawn from the production due to a film role.
The Cherry Orchard also features the previously announced John Turturro (Lopakhin), Dianne Wiest (Ranevskaya), Ken Cheeseman (Pischick), Daniel Davis (Gaev), Alvin Epstein (Fiers), Slate Holmgren (Yasha), Roberta Maxwell (Charlotta), Juliet Rylance (Varya), Michael Urie (Yepikhodov), Elisabeth Waterston (Dunyasha) and Katherine Waterston (Anya).
Performances begin Nov. 16 at CSC's Off-Broadway home at 136 E. 13th Street. The limited engagement will play to Dec. 23. Opening is Dec. 4.
Hamilton's Broadway credits include The Coast of Utopia, Proof and Brighton Beach Memoirs; Off-Broadway, he's appeared in Hurlyburly (Drama Desk, Lortel nominations), Gone Home, Things We Want (New Group), The Waverly Gallery (Promenade), This Is Our Youth (New Group), suburbia (LCT), The Cider House Rules (Atlantic), As Bees in Honey Drown, Music From a Sparkling Planet, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, The Downtown Plays, Evolution, Sons and Fathers and Women and Wallace.
Here's how Classic Stage characterizes The Cherry Orchard: "First presented in 1904 at the Moscow Art Theatre, The Cherry Orchard was Chekhov's final play, and with this new production CSC completes its acclaimed Chekhov Cycle, which has included The Seagull (with Wiest and Alan Cumming), Uncle Vanya (with Denis O'Hare, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard) and Three Sisters (with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessica Hecht, Juliet Rylance and Peter Sarsgaard). The latter two productions were directed by Austin Pendleton. With its Chekhov Cycle, CSC mounted these four masterpieces over the past five years, and gathered a dedicated constellation of actors, designers and directors, many of whom continued to return to work together on these remarkable plays." The Cherry Orchard will include scenic design by three-time Tony Award winner Santo Loquasto, costume design by Marco Piemontese, lighting design by James F. Ingalls, hair design by Paul Huntley and sound design and original music by Christian Frederickson and Ryan Rumery (MCC Theater's The Submission).
CSC is at 136 E. 13th Street. Performances will play Tuesdays at 7 PM; Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 PM; Saturdays & Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets are $70 for weekday performances and $75 for weekends. For tickets and information, visit www.classicstage.org or call (866) 811-4111, or (212) 352-3101.