David Cromer is currently leading a "hyper-intimate" new production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, but you won't find it in a theatre. This revival is performing in a private Manhattan loft, with just 40 in the audience for each of 16 performances. Opening night is July 6, and the very limited run continues through July 16. Get a first look at the revival with newly released production shots below.
Tony winner Cromer leads an all-star cast as Vanya, sharing the stage with Will Brill as Astrov, Julia Chan as Yelena, Will Dagger as Telegin, Tony nominee Marin Ireland as Sonya, two-time Tony winner Bill Irwin as Serebryakov, Nathan Malin as Yefim, Ann McDonough as Maria, and Virginia Wing as Marina.
The production, directed by Jack Serio (This Beautiful Future) and using a translation by Paul Schmidt, features scenic design by Walt Spangler, lighting design by Stacey Derosier, costume design by Ricky Reynoso, and sound design by Christopher Darbassie. Keyana Hemphill is production stage manager.
Ticket holders receive an exact address of the loft at least 24 hours in advance of their performance. A digital lottery offering $20 tickets is available at VanyaNYC.com.