June 22, 2012

Great Performance at Lincoln Center

Sydney Theatre Company artistic directors Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton will bring their acclaimed production of Uncle Vanya to the Lincoln Center Festival next month.  Nigel Redden from Gotham Magazine had an in depth interview with the pair about the complexities and thrills of bringing the play to NYC. 

Here's an excerpt:

NIGEL REDDEN: We are thrilled that you are bringing this production of Uncle Vanya to the Lincoln Center Festival. Can you tell me what it means to you and the company to stage the play in New York?
CATE BLANCHETT: It’s an absolute privilege, and it’s wonderful to be juxtaposed against all the other extraordinary things that you program for the Lincoln Center Festival. Often when theater is talked about in New York, it is talked about as if it were a sort of homogeneous blob. There are so many different types of audiences in New York, and we are very excited to be there in a festival context because it generates a way of looking for an audience that’s very different than if we were doing a four-month run. There is a special, “see it now or you miss it” feeling that we are all very excited by.

To read the full article, please click here.

(photo above from Gotham Magazine)


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