Thursday, January 28, 2016

Cate Courts Tony


Wouldn’t it be som’in’ if Cate Blanchett sucks on stage? You gotta admit that’d be som’in’.

I guess we’ll just have to wait and find out for sure when the actress takes to stage for her Broadway debut in The Present, an update of Chekhov’s Platonov, which Blanchett’s husband, Andrew Upton, is adapting. John Crowley (Brooklyn) is directing

Set in the ’90s, around the birthday celebration of an independent but compromised widow (the two-time Academy Award-winning Carol star) and the people who come to the party to wish her well, including Richard Roxburgh’s witty and acerbic character and his wife.

Pleasantries soon give into an undercurrent of regret, denial, and desire, and then things get real interesting.

The Present will arrive on the Great White Way early next winter.

A Tony (a nomination, at the very least) should follow soon after.


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