Chekhov– that is, Anton, not the guy on “Star Trek” –`is getting the star treatment this spring.
His “Three Sisters” will have an all star production at New York Theater Workshop, opening in June. Greta Gerwig will play lead sister Masha, Oscar Isaac will play Vershinin, and Steve Buscemi stars as Chebutykin. Chris Messina appears as Solyony.
The rest of the cast includes Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Marys Seacole, The Misanthrope) as Olga, Lola Kirke (Gone Girl) as Irina, Emily Davis (Is This A Room) as Natasha, Michael Benjamin Hernandez (The Birthday Cake) as Fedotik, John Christopher Jones (Much Ado About Nothing) as Ferapont, Anthony Michael Lopez (Mapplethorpe, Othello) as Rohde, Matthew Maher (King Lear, Othello) as Tusenbach, Aaron Clifton Moten (Romeo & Juliet) as Andrei, Ben Sinclair (High Maintenance) as Kulygin, and Virginia Wing (Gotham) as Anfisa.
Clare Barron has penned the adaptation that will be directed by Sam Gold.
New York Theater Workshop is an interesting launching pad since their goal is to send shows to Broadway. Their production of the musical “Sing Street” begins previews at the Lyceum Theater. Will “Three Sisters” transfer to Broadway for next fall with the the star leads? If so, NYTW will be looking for a deep pocketed partner to help them out. That’s how they sent “Once” to Broadway and Tony Awards many years ago.
The theater seats just 198 people. Just wait to see the demand!