A New Translation of Uncle Vanya From Heidi Schreck Is Broadway-Bound | Playbill

Broadway News A New Translation of Uncle Vanya From Heidi Schreck Is Broadway-Bound

Lincoln Center Theater will produce with Lila Neugebauer directing.

Heidi Schreck

Lincoln Center Theater will stage a production of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, newly translated by Heidi Schreck (What the Constitution Means to Me), on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, with performances beginning April 2, 2024, ahead of an April 24 opening night.

Lila Neugebauer will direct, in her second Main Stem production of the season—she's also staging Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Appropriate for Second Stage later this year. Casting is to be announced.

The classic play follows the titular Uncle Vanya and his niece as they manage their desolate family farm, only to have Vanya's brother and his wife upend everything by moving in. Lincoln Center's production will mark the premiere of Schreck's translation.

The production will feature scenic design by Mimi Lien, costumes by Kaye Voyce, lighting by Lap Chi Chu, and sound by Mikhail Fiksel and Beth Lake. Charles M. Turner III will be the stage manager.

First staged in 1899, Uncle Vanya seems to be having somewhat of a moment. A "hyper-intimate" production of the Russian play completed its second run in a NYC private loft with David Cromer in the title role last month. Across the pond, Fleabag star Andrew Scott will begin performances in a solo adaptation of the work (by playwright Simon Stephens) September 15.

LCT is preparing to present the New York premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's new musical The Gardens of Anuncia Off-Broadway, with Graciela Daniele directing and co-choreographing. That work will begin at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater October 19 ahead of a November 20 opening night. Renae Simone Jarrett's Daphne is scheduled to begin in the Claire Tow Theater October 7, opening October 23. Additional productions in the company's season are to be announced.

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