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Uncle Vanya

Coming Spring 2024!

a perfect tragicomedy

The Guardian

Why See Uncle Vanya?

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A classic of 19th-century theater, Uncle Vanya continues, some 120 years after its premiere, to resonate with audiences all over the world with its universal themes of ennui, dashed ambitions and unrequited love never going out of fashion. Don't miss this timeless piece of theater, coming back to in New York in Spring 2024.

What is the story?

If you thought your family reunions were tough, spare a thought for Vanya (Jones), whose life is turned upside down by the appearance of his late sister's husband and his glamorous new wife Yelena. Interrupting his daily schedule of bemoaning provincial ennui with his friend Astrov (Armitage), he not only has to deal with his pompous dear brother-in-law (and landlord) and his money-making schemes - notably selling the Estate Vanya has loyally managed for him for many years - but with mounting feelings for the beguiling woman who has taken his sister's place. He better act fast though, because Yelena's admirers have already begun forming a disorderly queue...

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Previews from: 2 April 2024

Opening night: 24 April 2024


You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.

Cast and Creative


Steve Carell as Uncle Vanya
Alison Pill as Sonya
Anika Noni Rose as Yelena
William Jackson Harper as Astrov
Alfred Molina as Alexander Serabryakov
Jayne Houdyshell as Mama Voinitski
Mia Katigbak as Marina.


Directed by Lila Neugebauer
Playwright by Heidi Schreck 
Set by Mimi Lien
Costumes by Kaye Voyce
Lighting by Lap Chi Chu and Elizabeth Harper
Sound by Mikhail Fiksel and Beth Lake

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