Spotlight on: "The Cherry Orchard"
A new production of Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece about a family on the edge of ruin—and a country on the brink of revolution.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Set in Russia in the early 20th century, The Cherry Orchard
tells the story of Lyubov Ranevskaya (Diane Lane) and her family’s return to their fabled orchard to forestall its foreclosure. By turns tragic and funny, the play captures a people—and a world—in transition, and presents us with a picture of humanity in all its glorious folly.
- Diane Lane, who stars as Ranevskaya, made her Broadway debut as a child in the 1977 revival of The Cherry Orchard.
- This production is based on a new version of the play written by Stephen Karam, the author of the 2016 Tony Award-winning Best Play, The Humans.
Chekhov’s last play opened at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1904, directed by Konstantin Stanislavski. It was first seen on Broadway in 1923 and has since been revived more than a dozen times.