The Cherry Orchard starring Diane Lane: review, pics

When Diane Lane, returning to Broadway after nearly four decades, enters on stage in the Roundabout’s ambitiously reinterpreted production of The Cherry Orchard, her Lubyov seems an impossibly glamorous lady returning after five years abroad to her cherished estate. But Lubyov’s life, we soon learn, is actually a mess, her past tragic, her future doomed.

…Surely recognizing some parallels with America’s current tensions, the Roundabout commissioned Stephen Karam, the author of the Tony-winning hit The Humans, to write a new adaptation, and hired Simon Godwin, the associate director of the UK’s National Theatre, to make his Broadway directorial debut.
Karam and Godwin strive to keep “Chekhov’s world intact” (as a program note puts it) but have it “refracted through the sensibilities of 21st century America.”

Full review at DC Theatre Scene

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Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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