Diane Lane to Return to Broadway in The Cherry Orchard
Stephen Karam's new adaptation of the Chekhov classic is slated for Roundabout's 2016-17 Broadway season.
Lane takes on the role of Lyubov Ranevskaya, who, along with her family, returns to their fabled orchard to prevent its foreclosure. The Cherry Orchard gave Lane her Broadway debut in 1977 at the age of 12, when she performed in the revival production at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre. She was last seen in the 2015 off-Broadway premiere of Bathsheba Doran's The Mystery of Love & Sex at Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. The play marked her first return to the New York stage in 37 years.
The upcoming Roundabout production will play a limited run at the American Airlines Theatre, beginning performances September 15 in advance of an October 16 opening. Simon Godwin will direct in his Broadway debut.