By Adam Hetrick
16 Aug 2012
|Photo by Lisa Tomasetti|
Uptown and Blanchett announced plans in Janurary to vacate their roles at STC after six years, with their final season of programming as co-artistic directors to be presented in 2013. That season will be announced Sept. 6.
Blanchett will exit her role at STC, with Upton now remaining.
STC issued the following statement on Upton's renewal: "We are very pleased that we were able to convince Andrew to accept another three year term to continue this terrific creative momentum, after he and Cate made the decision to continue living in Australia. The board considers Andrew to be the best person to build on the outstanding work he and Cate have achieved. As incoming artistic director, Upton will immediately commence planning for the 2014 season."
Among the artists who performed at STC are Mel Gibson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, Geoffrey Rush, Toni Collette, Rose Byrne and members of the original Broadway cast of August: Osage County.