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John Crowley

Cate Blanchett to make Broadway debut in Chekhov play

Cate Blanchett will make her Broadway debut next winter in Anton Chekhov's first — and long-forgotten — play.

The Oscar winner and Academy Award nominee this year for "Carol" will star in "The Present" opposite Richard Roxburgh in the production that originated at the Sydney Theatre Company last summer.

It is adapted by Andrew Upton, Blanchett's playwright husband and former artistic director of the Sydney Theatre Company. It will be directed by John Crowley, who directed the film "Brooklyn" and "A Behanding in Spokane" on Broadway.

Blanchett and Roxburgh previously appeared together off-Broadway in 2012 in Upton's...