“The Present” on Broadway at Ethel Barrymore Theatre
Expectations are already high for The Present which marks Cate Blanchett’s and Richard Roxburgh’s Broadway debuts. The story—an Andrew Upton adaptation of an early Anton Checkhov work—takes place in a country house set in late 20th-century Russia. At the center of the story are Anna Petrovna (Blanchett), a widow, and Platonov (Roxburgh) a razor-edged school teacher. Petrovna is hosting a dinner party for her 40th birthday, and the events that unfold take place over the course of the evening soiree. Prepare for a tense, funny, and remarkably familiar three hours with lots of vodka and typical Checkhov nostalgia.
Tickets are available from $79 to $149, and can be purchased at The Present’s official website.