Uncle Vanya, Starring Steve Carell and Alison Pill, Starts Broadway Previews April 3 | Playbill

Broadway News Uncle Vanya, Starring Steve Carell and Alison Pill, Starts Broadway Previews April 3

Lincoln Center Theater presents the new translation by Tony nominee Heidi Schreck.

Steve Carrell Marc J. Franklin

Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya is back on Broadway this season with a new translation by Tony nominee Heidi Schreck and a starry cast. Lincoln Center Theater, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director André Bishop, produces the new work, which begins previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater April 3, one day delayed from its originally announced April 2 start. Opening night is set for April 24.

Oscar nominee Steve Carell stars in the title role, a man disappointed in having spent his life managing the family farm while his brother-in-law pursued an academic career. It's the Broadway debut for the actor, best known for his many seasons as Dunder Mifflin Paper Company boss Michael Scott on The Office. 

The cast also includes Alison Pill as Sonia, Alfred Molina as Alexander, Anika Noni Rose as Elena, Jayne Houdyshell as Maria, William Jackson Harper as Astros, Mia Katigbak as Marina, Jonathan Hadary as Waffles, and Spencer Donovan Jones as Neighbor. 

READ: 'Big Russian-Literature Nerd': Heidi Schreck Translates Uncle Vanya for a Modern Audience

The company is completed by understudies Marceline Hugot, Stephen Conrad Moore, Robert Stanton, Michael Bryan French, and Brenda Meaney. 

Lila Neugebauer directs, her second Main Stem production this season, following her work on Appropriate for Second Stage Theatre. She leads a creative team that includes set designer Mimi Lien, costume designer Kaye Boyce, lighting designers Lap Chi Chu and Elizabeth Harper, and sound designers Mikhail Fiksel and Beth Lake. Kate Wilson serves as the vocal coach. 

The production team includes General Manager Jessica Niebanck, Production Manager Paul Smithyman, and Stage Manager Charles M. Turner III. Casting is by Daniel Swee.

Uncle Vanya was last seen on Broadway in 2000 starring Derek Jacobi and Amy Ryan as Vanya and Sonia, respectively. Ryan, who is currently in Roundabout's Doubt, was Tony nominated for her performance. 

Take a look at the photos from the Lincoln Center Theater company's first rehearsal in the gallery below.

Photos: Steve Carell, Alison Pill, William Jackson Harper, More in Uncle Vanya At Lincoln Center Theater

 
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