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I have added some new photos of Cate Blanchett arriving to ‘The Present’ in New York City.
— January 25th, 2017
Cate Blanchett Visits ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ at Rockefeller Center on January 23, 2017 in New York City. I have added some stills and captures to the gallery.
Cate Blanchett attends the Broadway Opening Night After Party for ‘The Present’ at the Bryant Park Grill on January 8, 2017 in New York City. You can go to the gallery to take a look to the photos. Please, credit cate-blanchett.net if you take the pics.
— “The Present” Opening Night
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I have added a few photos of Cate arriving at the Good Morning America. Please, credit this site if you take the pics.
— December 29th, 2016
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Awesome News! The cast of The Present, a Sydney Theatre Company production currently in previews on Broadway, will be featured on the live webcast of Times Square New Years Eve at www.timessquarenyc.org tomorrow, December 31th You can listen to webcast at here:https://livestream.com/accounts/43923/events/6612528/player
Hollywood superstar Cate Blanchett is set to make her Broadway debut. NY1 theater correspondent Frank DiLella filed the following preview.
Two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett is finally making her Broadway bow. The actress is currently in previews in “The Present,” an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s first play “Platonov.”
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“I think it’s got a very particular and eclectic audience,” Blanchett said. “I was really interested to see that Simon McBurney’s ‘Encounter’ is sitting alongside sort of ‘Hamilton’ and ‘Kinky Boots.’ I’m excited to be performing, all of us to be performing for that sort of eclectic mix of people.”
The play is set at a birthday party for Blanchett’s character of Anna.
“And so she brings everyone from her past together to see what’s worth salvaging,” the star said.
“The Present” has been adapted from the original Chekhov source material by Blanchett’s husband Andrew Upton.
“I got very attracted to, it’s really only one of the strands in the narrative, which is this beautiful dynamic between three men and a woman,” Upton said.
“The Present” comes to New York after a run at The Sydney Theatre Company back in 2015. The Broadway production features the entire Australian cast including Richard Roxburgh.
“It’s a play about a woman having a birthday and inviting all of her great friends around to share this experience, and of course it all goes terribly wrong. To do that with a company of players that you’ve worked with for so many years across so many permutations of experience is very special,” said Roxburgh.
And you can catch “The Present” starring Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh now in previews at The Barrymore Theatre. Opening night is set for Sunday, January 8. [Source]
When Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh fall for each other, it rarely ends well. Dynasties crumple. Lives smash. Murder can follow. Or suicide. Sometimes both.
But these Australian actors, who have performed opposite each other for more than 20 years, seemed in rude health at a recent weekday brunch. On a break from rehearsals for “The Present,” an adaptation of an early Anton Chekhov play now in previews at the Barrymore Theater, they nestled in a corner booth at the Russian Samovar and listened to a waiter describe infused vodkas. “You cannot leave this place without trying many,” the waiter demanded.
“We have to do this,” Roxburgh said.
“We have to try this,” Blanchett concurred.
“Out of respect for Chekhov,” Roxburgh said.
Tipsy or sober, they do have a helpless reverence for Chekhov and a shared history with his plays. They played Nina and Trigorin in “The Seagull” in 1997 (dead child, wrecked life). They reunited as Yelena and Vanya for “Uncle Vanya” in 2010 (attempted murder, attempted suicide). Ben Brantley described this three-hour Sydney Theater Company production as “among the happiest of my theatergoing life.”
They’re reuniting for “The Present,” a hectic and sometimes wrenching comedy directed by John Crowley (“Brooklyn,” “The Pillowman”). When it had its première in Sydney, The Daily Telegraph called it “blisteringly brilliant.”
Adapted by Andrew Upton, Blanchett’s husband, it is a bold and boldly comic rendering of Chekhov’s first full-length play, never performed in his lifetime and discovered in a safe-deposit box in 1920, 16 years after his death. In its original form, the manuscript is an untitled, fragmented, 300-page muddle of a melodrama, most often called “Platonov.” Read More