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Diane Lane to star in Roundabout's The Cherry Orchard

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Academy Award nominee Diane Lane will star as Ranevskaya in the Roundabout Theatre Company's forthcoming revival of Anton Chekhov's classic The Cherry Orchard, in a new adaptation by Stephen Karam directed by Simon Godwin.

The first preview date has been slightly delayed to 15 September 2016 (instead of 8 September) at the American Airlines Theatre, with an official opening now on 16 October 2016 (instead of 6 October).

Synopsis: "Set in Russia at the turn of the twentieth century, The Cherry Orchard chronicles a noblewoman's return to her family estate after a five-year absence to escape troubling memories of her son's death. Lyubov Ranevskaya arrives home to find the cherry orchard in full bloom, but the finances of the estate on the verge of ruin. Lyubov and her brother, Gaev, find themselves scrambling to retain a vision of gentility amidst a climate of huge social and economic transition."

Additional casting and creative team information will be announced in the coming months.

Diane Lane made her Broadway debut as a child actor in the 1977 revival of 'The Cherry Orchard.' She also appeared in the Broadway revival of 'Agamemnon' that same year. Off-Broadway she appeared as Jackie in 'Runaways' at the Public Theater in 1978 and more recently as Lucinda at Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater in 2015. On screen, she is known for her role as Martha Kent in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," and "Man of Steel," as well as roles in "Trumbo," "Every Secret Thing," "Jumper," "Unfaithful," "The Perfect Storm," "Untraceable," "Chaplin," and many more.

- by Tom Millward

Diane Lane

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