Heidi Schreck
Heidi Schreck

Uncle Vanya with New Translation by Heidi Schreck to Open on Broadway

Lincoln Center Theater announced today that it will produce Anton Chekhov’s classic Uncle Vanya this upcoming spring on Broadway. The production will feature a new translation by Heidi Schreck (What the Constitution Means to Me) and be directed by Lila Neugebauer. It will begin previews on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, and open on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

Sonya and her uncle Vanya have devoted their lives to managing the family farm in isolation, but when her celebrated, ailing father and his charismatic wife move in, their lives are upended. In the heat of the summer, the wrong people fall in love, desires and resentments erupt, and the family is forced to reckon with the ghosts of their unlived lives. Director Lila Neugebauer and playwright Heidi Schreck collaborate on the premiere of this Lincoln Center Theater production of Uncle Vanya, which pairs Chekhov’s enduring masterpiece with one of America’s most celebrated contemporary playwrights in a strikingly immediate new translation.

Uncle Vanya will have sets 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 stage manager. Casting will be announced at a later date.

In addition to Uncle Vanya, Lincoln Center Theater’s current season includes the New York premiere of The Gardens of Anuncia, a new musical by Michael John LaChiusa, featuring direction and co-choreography by Graciela Daniele, which will begin previews on Thursday, October 19 ahead of a Monday, November 20 opening at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater; and Daphne, a new play by Renae Simone Jarrett, directed by Sarah Hughes, which begins performances Saturday, October 7 ahead of a Monday, October 23 opening at the Claire Tow Theater; as well as additional productions to be announced.

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