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This just in: as I predicted, details are starting to slip out about a US reprise for Sydney Theatre Company’s wildly successful production of Uncle Vanya. In a Sydney Morning Herald print interview, lead actor Richard Roxburgh confirmed the production will be restaged in Washington DC later this year. No specifics have been given, nor has an official announcement been made, but that should happen soon. Roxburgh didn’t provide a lot of details, nor has the article yet appeared online. Also no word on whether the production would travel from DC to New York, as STC’s A Streetcar Named Desire did in 2009… New York wasn’t mentioned in the piece, which mostly concerned Roxburgh’s current film Sanctum. Roxburgh also confirmed a second season for his ABC comedy series Rake, but no word on whether Hugo’s deranged cannibal client character might make an appearance. 😉
I’ll be adding the article to be Flickr Archive ASAP. Streetcar ran at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in October-November 2009; they have no information posted about Vanya yet, but frequent rechecking of their website is probaby merited. 😉 I’ll keep you posted as more details emerge.
Roxburgh and Weaving in Uncle Vanya, STC 2010
UPDATE: According a Jacki Weaver story in the Sun-Herald, Uncle Vanya is also “in talks for a run on Broadway”, so fans might indeed have more than one option. Hopefully STC will clear things up for us soon!