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See Steve Carell in his Broadway debut alongside Tony®-nominee William Jackson Harper.
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About Uncle Vanya on Broadway

See a star-studded cast, led by Steve Carell in his Broadway debut and 2024 Tony Award nominee William Jackson Harper, in Uncle Vanya on Broadway. Get Uncle Vanya tickets on TodayTix, and enter a tangled world of family drama and love.

This theatre classic resonates with people from all generations and walks of life, capturing audiences today as much as it did over a century ago, and now with a cast of actors including Alfred Molina, Anika Noni Rose, William Jackson Harper, and more. Uncle Vanya's poignant themes stand the test of time: the complexity of emotions, discontentment with life, unfulfilled potential, and unrequited love. Now, these timeless topics get a fresh spin in the 2024 Uncle Vanya revival, which features a new translation by Pulitzer finalist and Tony nominee Heidi Schreck (What the Constitution Means to Me).

Don't let your chance to see this thrilling revival go unrealized before June 16!

Run time

2hr 25min. Incl. 1 intermission.

Start date

April 3rd, 2024

End date

June 16th, 2024

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Age

Ages 12+. Children under 5 years old will not be admitted.

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580 Reviews

Elisa 9119

Elisa 9119

601 Reviews | 285 Followers
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Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if Lonely,trapped&longing chrctrs r explord here not only thru well-known monologs but alsow exceptnl perfs,sounds,lights&amzng stage choices.*

Don’t see it if You are a purist & you are not for a contemporary Vanya.

aka

aka

538 Reviews | 153 Followers
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Great staging, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if into a self-sacrificing underdog and the search for our place in the world. A wonderful production of a classic set in modern times.

Don’t see it if well... stripping time/place adds resonance, but takes away gravitas. Can Uncle Vanya be satisfying as a pure "contemporary play"?

chris_

chris_

299 Reviews | 104 Followers
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Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if Existential despair and unhappy people collide in a country house

Don’t see it if Fairly slow

GreatAvi

GreatAvi

543 Reviews | 136 Followers
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Masterful play, Great ensemble, Nuanced production

See it if you'd like to spend some time with the rich tapestry of characters in this classic play, with a fresh translation and a solid staging & cast

Don’t see it if a bunch of very discontented, disillusioned and disappointed people, bored with life but complexly interconnected - is not your idea of fun.

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Stars on stage

Steve Carell

Steve Carell

Alfred Molina

Alfred Molina

Anika Noni Rose

Anika Noni Rose

Jayne Houdyshell

Jayne Houdyshell

William Jackson Harper

William Jackson Harper

Uncle Vanya on Broadway cast and creative team

By: Anton Chekhov, in a new translation by Heidi Schreck
Director: Lila Neugebauer
Producer: Lincoln Center Theater
Cast list: Steve Carell (as Vanya), Jonathan Hadary (as Waffles), William Jackson Harper (as Astrov), Jayne Houdyshell (as Maria), Spencer Donovan Jones (as Neighbor), Mia Katigbak (as Marina), Alfred Molina (as Alexander), Alison Pill (as Sonia), Anika Noni Rose (as Elena)
Design: Mimi Lien
Costumes: Kaye Voyce
Lighting: Lap Chi Chu and Elizabeth Harper
Sound: Mikhail Fiksel and Beth Lake

Venue

Vivian Beaumont Theater - Lincoln Center Theater

50 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY, USA, 10023

Accessibility

Wheelchair access, closed captioning, assistive listening

More information about Uncle Vanya on Broadway

The Uncle Vanya play centers on the title character and Sonya, his niece. Together, they live on Sonya’s father’s rural farm. However, their peace and isolation break when Sonya’s father and younger wife move in, which causes conflict and tension as they all force each other to confront their lingering desires, haunted pasts, and uncertain futures.

Written by the famous playwright Anton Chekhov, Uncle Vanya is one of his most well-known works. The play premiered in 1899 at the Moscow Arts Theatre to acclaim. Since then, the play received numerous revivals — this production marks the 10th revival of Uncle Vanya on Broadway. Lila Neugebauer, also represented on Broadway this season with Appropriate starring Sarah Paulson, directs.

Previous runs of Uncle Vanya in New York earned numerous honors. The 1974 revival was nominated for three Tony Awards. The 2000 revival, the most recent one until now, received two nominations: Amy Ryan for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play and Tony Walton for Best Scenic Design.

Uncle Vanya also inspired lots of films, including a 2020 filmed performance of the play starring Toby Jones, Aimee Lou Wood, and Richard Armitage in London.

What to watch for

  • The original production of Uncle Vanya was supposed to premiere at the Maly Theatre, but when its governing committee asked Chekhov for major revisions, he chose to submit the play to the Moscow Arts Theatre instead.
  • Chekhov viewed the play as a comedy, while the original director, Konstantin Stanislavski, viewed it as a tragedy. Nowadays, people often call Uncle Vanya a tragicomedy.
  • One of the characters mentions the importance of forest preservation and criticizes forest destruction in the play, making Uncle Vanya one of the first plays to mention environmental issues.
  • The show's impressive creative team includes set designer Mimi Lien, who focuses on the interaction between audience and environment in her work. She won a Tony for her set design on Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.
  • Uncle Vanya, like most of Chekhov's plays, is famous for its subtext. The characters often say one thing but mean something else, so watch and listen to the actors closely!
  • The Oscar-winning 2021 film Drive My Car features a production of Uncle Vanya, and the film's characters' emotional struggles reflect those of Uncle Vanya's characters.

Please Note

There are uses of flashing lights, darkness, and haze in this production. The use of cameras, cell phones, & other recording devices is strictly prohibited by law, except when used for accessibility services. No weapons permitted on the premises. No outside food or beverages, electric scooters, e-bikes, or battery-powered transportation devices, except when medically necessary. All items are subject to inspection & must fit on your lap or completely under your seat without blocking any aisles.

Frequently asked questions

What is Uncle Vanya on Broadway about?

An award-winning playwright and director team up to reinvent a classical masterpiece for a new generation. See director Lila Neugebauer and translator Heidi Schreck's Uncle Vanya, a timeless story of love, tensions, and desires that erupt among one family.

Which theatre is Uncle Vanya on Broadway at?

Uncle Vanya on Broadway is at New York's Vivian Beaumont Theater - Lincoln Center Theater.

What is the running time of Uncle Vanya on Broadway?

Uncle Vanya on Broadway runs for 2hr 25min. Incl. 1 intermission.

What is the age recommendation for Uncle Vanya on Broadway?

Ages 12+. Children under 5 years old will not be admitted.

How do you get tickets for Uncle Vanya on Broadway?

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Who wrote Uncle Vanya?

Anton Chekhov wrote Uncle Vanya, and the 2024 revival features a translation by Heidi Schreck (What the Constitution Means to Me).

Who directed Uncle Vanya?

Lila Neugebauer directs Uncle Vanya. In the 2023-24 Broadway season, she also directs Appropriate starring Sarah Paulson.

Is Uncle Vanya appropriate for kids?

Uncle Vanya explores multiple adult themes, so the play is not recommended for children. The age recommendation is 12 and up.

Is Uncle Vanya good?

Yes — Uncle Vanya is a great example of theatre deeply resonating with audiences throughout the generations. The play is a beloved theatre classic, and audiences now get to see a totally fresh take thanks to Schreck and Neugebauer.

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