Cate Blanchett joins us to discuss her Broadway debut in an adaptation of Anton Chekov’s “Platonov,” or “The Present,” along with co-star Richard Roxburgh. Andrew Upton’s adaptation is set in Russia in the mid-1990s at an old country house where friends gather to celebrate the birthday of the widow Anna Petrovna (Blanchett). At the center is Platonov (Roxburgh) with his wife, his former students and friends and their partners. They may appear comfortable, but boiling away inside is a mess of unfinished, unresolved relationships.
"The Present" is playing at the Barrymore Theatre at 243 W. 47th St. For more information, click here.