Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard on Broadway Tickets
Diane Lane will star in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of The Cherry Orchard, written by Anton Chekhov. She made her Broadway debut in the same play in 1977 at the age of 12. In the upcoming production, Lane will star as Lyubov Ranevskaya, a Russian noblewoman who returns to her family’s orchard estate to try to prevent its foreclosure at the turn of the 20th century. Lyubov left the estate five years earlier and went to Paris to escape memories of her son’s death.
She and her brother, Gaev, struggle to hold onto the cherry orchard and a sense of normalcy. The play tells the story of a family facing the prospect of financial ruin and a country on the brink of revolution. It is about the growing irrelevancy of the Russian aristocracy as the peasants gain power. The play is both tragic and funny.
Stephen Karam, who wrote The Humans, which is currently being performed on Broadway, wrote the adaptation of the 1904 play. Karam was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2012 for Sons of the Prophet, which was produced by the Roundabout Theater Company.
Simon Godwin, who has worked at London’s National Theatre, will be making his Broadway debut in the role of director. Godwin had two successful productions at the National Theatre. The Cherry Orchard was originally performed in Moscow in 1904 and is widely considered one of Chekhov’s best plays. It has been translated into many languages and produced around the world. It has influenced many well-known American playwrights, including Arthur Miller, David Mamet, and Eugene O’Neill.
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The Cherry Orchard is scheduled to begin previews September 15 at the American Airlines Theatre. The official opening is set for October 16. The Cherry Orchard is scheduled for a limited engagement run. OnBroadway.com has tickets available for upcoming productions of The Cherry Orchard. Reserve your seats now for a limited engagement run of this classic play by well-known Russian playwright Anton Chekhov.