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Cate Blanchett, Richard Roxburgh, and the Cast of The Present Celebrate a Chekhovian Opening Night

It was a night of Broadway debuts at the Barrymore Theatre.

Andrew Upton's The Present, a modern adaptation of Chekhov's Platonov, opened last night at the Barrymore Theatre. The play marks Broadway's first all-Australian cast as well as the Broadway debuts for every member of the Sydney Theatre Company ensemble. Leading the charge are two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh (under the direction of John Crowley), who, along with the rest of their tight-knit company, celebrated the gift of this timely new play after the curtain came down.