The Roundabout Theatre Company’s staging of The Cherry Orchard concludes its Broadway engagement December 4. Anton Chekhov’s classic play was adapted by Tony winner Stephen Karam and directed by Simon Godwin. The star-studded principal cast includes Tony winner Chuck Cooper as Pischik, Broadway and Hollywood actor Diane Lane as Ranevskaya, Tony winner Joel Grey ( Cabaret, Wicked) as Firs, Celia Keenan-Bolger (Peter and the Starcatcher) as Varya, and Tony winner John Glover ( Love! Valour! Compassion!) as Gaev.
The Cherry Orchard began performances September 15 and officially opened October 16 at the American Airlines Theatre.
The cast also includes Tavi Gevinson ( The Crucible) as Anya, Harold Perrineau ( Lost, Zero Dark Thirty) as Lopakhin, Kyle Beltran, Tina Benko, Susannah Flood, Maurice Jones, Quinn Mattfeld, Peter Bradbury, Philip Kerr, Lise Bruneau, Jacqueline Jarrold, Ian Lassiter, and Carl Hendrick Louis.
Roundabout describes the play as “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. First produced in Moscow in 1904, Roundabout’s new adaptation promises to breathe fresh life into this towering tale.”
Take a look at photos from the production below:
First Look at Diane Lane in The Cherry Orchard
Scroll through photos from opening night below: