Monday, April 15, 2024

Greta Gerwig, Oscar Isaac, Steve Buscemi to Headline Production of Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” Off Broadway This Spring


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!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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