(Photo by © Lisa Tomasetti 2010)
“It’s an absolute privilege, and it’s wonderful to be juxtaposed against all the other extraordinary things that you program for the Lincoln Center Festival,” actress Cate Blanchett told Nigel Redden, the director of the Festival, on bringing the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of Uncle Vanya to Lincoln Center this July. “Often when theater is talked about in New York, it is talked about as if it were a sort of homogeneous blob. There are so many different types of audiences in New York, and we are very excited to be there in a festival context because it generates a way of looking for an audience that’s very different than if we were doing a four-month run. There is a special, ‘see it now or you miss it’ feeling that we are all very excited by.”
Don’t miss Uncle Vanya July 19-28 at New York City Center as part of Lincoln Center Festival.