New 'Uncle Vanya,' adapted by Heidi Schreck, to premiere on Broadway

The Tony Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist will write a new translation of the classic play by Anton Chekhov for a production in Lincoln Center.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

A new revival of Uncle Vanya will premiere on Broadway this spring, in a new translation by Heidi Schreck. Lila Neugebauer will direct the Lincoln Center Theater production, which begins performances at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on April 2 ahead of an April 24 opening.

The classic play by Anton Chekhov follows the title character and his niece, whose lives are upended when Sonya's father and his wife move in. Past resentments, troubled romances, and family tensions erupt on a once-calm family farm.

Uncle Vanya, which premiered in 1899 and has received 10 prior Broadway productions, remains one of Chekhov's best-known and most beloved works. This new version is by Heidi Schreck, best known for her Pulitzer- and Tony-nominated work What the Constitution Means to Me.

Director Lila Neugebauer has two productions on Broadway this season: before Uncle Vanya, she directs Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins's Appropriate, starring Sarah Paulson, in the fall season. She is also known for directing The Waverly Gallery on Broadway, The Wolves off Broadway, and the film Causeway starring Jennifer Lawrence.

The Uncle Vanya creative team also includes set designer Mimi Lien, costume designer Kaye Voyce, lighting designer Lap Chi Chu, and sound designers Mikhail Fiksel and Beth Lake.

Casting has yet to be announced.

Photo credit: Heidi Schreck in What the Constitution Means to Me. (Photo by Joan Marcus)

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