Chuck Cooper Completes Cast of The Cherry Orchard

first_img The Cherry Orchard Tony winner Chuck Cooper will complete the starry cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard. Directed by Simon Godwin and headlined by Diane Lane, the new adaptation by Tony winner Stephen Karam (The Humans) will begin previews on September 15 and officially open on October 16 at Broadway’s American Airlines Theatre.Cooper is set to take on the role of Pischik. He won the Tony for The Life; The Cherry Orchard marks his fourteenth Broadway show. Additional Main Stem credits include Amazing Grace, Act One, Romeo and Juliet, Finian’s Rainbow and Caroline, or Change. His recent guest starring TV appearances include The Good Wife, House of Cards, Madame Secretary, Gossip Girl, Nurse Jackie and Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight.First produced in Moscow in 1904, The Cherry Orchard is Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece about a family on the edge of ruin—and a country on the brink of revolution. The story of Lyubov Ranevskaya (Lane) and her family’s return to their fabled orchard to forestall its foreclosure, the play captures a people—and a world—in transition, and presents us with a picture of humanity in all its glorious folly. By turns tragic and funny, The Cherry Orchard still stands as one of the great plays of the modern era.The company will also include Celia Keenan-Bolger as Varya, Joel Grey as Firs, John Glover as Gaev, Tavi Gevinson as Anya and Harold Perrineau as Lopakhin. They will be joined by Tina Benko, Susannah Flood, Maurice Jones, Quinn Mattfeld, Aaron Clifton Moten, Peter Bradbury, Philip Kerr, Lise Bruneau, Jacqueline Jarrold, Ian Lassiter and Carl Hendrick Louis.The limited engagement will run through December 4. Star Files Diane Lane Chuck Cooper(Photo: Bruce Glikas)center_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 4, 2016 Related Showslast_img

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