London: Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett is poised to make her long-awaited Broadway debut in acclaimed drama “The Present”.
Following a sold-out run in Australia last summer, “The Present”, adapted by Blanchett’s playwright husband Andrew Upton from Anton Chekhov’s first play, “Platonov”, will have a limited engagement on the Great White Way later this year, reported Guardian online.
Blanchett, 46, originated her performance at the Sydney Theatre Company, where Upton serves as the artistic director.
Also joining her from the Australian production is actor Richard Roxburgh, who appeared alongside the “Carol” star in the 2012 Sydney Theatre Company production of “Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya”, also adapted by Upton, at the New York City Center.
“The Present” is set in the mid-1990s at a country house, where friends gather to celebrate the birthday of a widow, played by Blanchett.
One of the most prominent guests is the sarcastic and witty Platonov (Roxburgh). The Broadway production of “The Present” will be directed by “Brooklyn” filmmaker John