As a child, Lane made her Broadway debut in a 1977 production of “The Cherry Orchard.” In the new production, she’ll play Ranevskaya, the turn-of-the-century Russian woman who returns with her family to their orchard estate to try to put off its foreclosure.
Stephen Karam, the buzzy playwright behind the well-reviewed play “The Humans” (currently on Broadway following an Off Broadway run at the Roundabout), pens the new adaptation of the 1904 Chekhov play. Simon Godwin, the associate director at London’s National Theater, will make his Broadway debut with the production.
Lane appeared on stage most recently in the new play “The Mystery of Love and Sex,” which premiered Off Broadway last year, and in a 2012 Chicago revival of Tennessee Williams’ “Sweet Bird of Youth.” Her most recent bigscreen credits include “Batman v Superman” and “Trumbo.”
“Cherry Orchard” will play as part of the Roundabout’s 2016-17 season. Its current season is currently wrapping up with a well-received revival of “She Loves Me” as well as a starry production of “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” which just began previews.
“The Cherry Orchard” begins previews Sept. 15 ahead of an Oct. 16 opening at the American Airlines Theater. Further casting remains to be announced.