Cate Blanchett has an exciting new gig!
The 46-year-old actress will make her Broadway debut in a limited run of The Present — an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s first play, Platonov — in winter 2016, according to Entertainment Weekly. The show, in which Cate will portray a Russian widow, is written by the star’s husband of nearly 20 years, Andrew Upton.
Cate and Andrew in November 2015.
The Present takes place during the 40th birthday party of Cate’s character, Anna Petrovna, in the Russian countryside during the mid 1990s. During the celebration, Anna’s friends begin to hilariously recall their messy relationships, regrets and desires from the past 20 years.
Though this play will be Cate’s Broadway debut, this isn’t her first foray into theater. She previously appeared in productions of The Maids (2014), Uncle Vanya (2012), A Streetcar Named Desire (2009) and Hedda Gabler (2006). No further details on The Present‘s opening date, theater and remaining cast members have been released at this time.