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Steve Carell as Uncle Vanya; Enemy News

By: David Sheward

November 15, 2023: Oscar nominee Steve Carell (The Office, Foxcatcher, Little Miss Sunshine) will make his Broadway debut in the title role of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya in a new adaptation by Heidi Schreck at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, previews begin April 2 in advance of an April 24 opening. Carell will be joined by Emmy nominee William Jackson Harper (The Good Place), Tony nominee Alfred Molina (Art, Red), Alison Pill (Three Tall Women), Tony winner Anika Noni Rose (Caroline or Change), Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell (The Humans), and Obie and Drama Desk winner Mia Katigbak (Awake and Sing, Henry VI). Carell plays the melancholy Vanya who runs the family estate with his niece Sonya (Pill). Their placid existence is turned upside down when her famous father (Molina) makes an extended stay with his beautiful, much younger wife (Rose). There is still one role, the neighbor Waffles, which was not included in the announcement.

Steve Carell in “The Patient”. Credit: Suzanne Tenner/FX

Steve Carell as Uncle Vanya; Enemy News

By: David Sheward

November 15, 2023: Oscar nominee Steve Carell (The Office, Foxcatcher, Little Miss Sunshine) will make his Broadway debut in the title role of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya in a new adaptation by Heidi Schreck at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater. Directed by Lila Neugebauer, previews begin April 2 in advance of an April 24 opening. Carell will be joined by Emmy nominee William Jackson Harper (The Good Place), Tony nominee Alfred Molina (Art, Red), Alison Pill (Three Tall Women), Tony winner Anika Noni Rose (Caroline or Change), Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell (The Humans), and Obie and Drama Desk winner Mia Katigbak (Awake and Sing, Henry VI). Carell plays the melancholy Vanya who runs the family estate with his niece Sonya (Pill). Their placid existence is turned upside down when her famous father (Molina) makes an extended stay with his beautiful, much younger wife (Rose). There is still one role, the neighbor Waffles, which was not included in the announcement.

Enemy Update: The upcoming revival of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People has announced dates, a theater and more casting. Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award winner Jeremy Strong (Succession) will be joined by Emmy winner Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos, The White Lotus). The new adaptation by Amy Herzog will begin previews on Feb. 27 at the Circle in the Square Theater with an opening set for March 18. Tony winner Sam Gold directs.

Michael Imperioli in The White Lotus. Credit: Fabio Lovino/HBO

2023-24 Broadway/Off-Broadway Calendar

Fall 2023

Nov. 15–Scene Partners (Vineyard Theater)

Nov. 16–Monty Python’s Spamalot (St. James)

Nov. 19–Hell’s Kitchen (Public)

Nov. 20–The Gardens of Anuncia (LCT/Mitzi Newhouse)

Nov. 24–Lone Star (Ruth Stage/Theater Row)

Nov. 30–Spain (Second Stage/Terry Kiser)

Nov.–Sad Boys in Harpy Land; Amusements; School Pictures (solo shows performed in repertory at Playwrights Horizons)

Winter 2023-24

Dec. 5–Manhatta (Public)

Dec. 10–How To Dance in Ohio (Belasco)

Dec. 11–Madwomen of the West (Actors Temple)

Dec. 12–Buena Vista Social Club (Atlantic Theater Company/Linda Gross)

Dec. 17–The Night of the Iguana (La Femme Theater Prods./Signature Center)

Dec. 18–Appropriate (Second Stage/Hayes)

Jan. 9–Prayer for the French Republic (MTC/Friedman)

Jan. 17–Public Obscenities (previews begin; opening TBA) (TFANA/Polonsky Center)

Jan. 21–Aristocrats (IRT)

Jan. 28–Days of Wine and Roses (Studio 54)

Jan. 30–Sunset Baby (previews begin; opening TBA) (Signature Theater)

Feb. 6–The Connector (MCC)

Feb. 8–Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy (Vineyard Theater)

Feb. 15–The Ally (Public) (previews begin; opening TBA)

Feb. 21–Teeth (previews begin; opening TBA) (Playwrights Horizons)

Feb. 26–Pericles (previews begin; opening TBA) (CSC)

Feb. 29–Doubt: A Parable (Roundabout/AA)

TBA–Brooklyn Laundry (MTC/City Center Stage I)

TBA–I Love You So Much I Could Die (NYTW)

TBA–The Seven Year Disappear (The New Group/Signature Center)

Spring 2024

March 11–Corruption (LCT/Mitzi Newhouse)

March 12–My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?) (Lyceum)

March 14–The Notebook (Schoenfeld)

March 18–An Enemy of the People (Circle in the Square)

March 19–Fish (previews begin; opening TBA) (Keen Co./Theater Five) 

March 21–Water for Elephants (Imperial)

March 24–Philadelphia, Here I Come (IRT)

March 28–The Who’s Tommy (Nederlander)

March 28–Sally and Tom (Public) (previews begin; opening TBA)

April 2–Mary Jane (previews begin; opening TBA) (MTC/Friedman) 

April 2–Orlando (previews begin; opening TBA) (Signature Theatre)

April 5–Macbeth (an undoing) (TFANA/Polonsky Center)

April 11–The Outsiders (Jacobs)

April 11–Jordans (Public) (previews begin; opening TBA)

April 12–Staff Meal (previews begin; opening TBA) (Playwrights Horizons)

April 14–Lempicka (Longacre)

April 17–The Wiz (Marquis)

April 18–Suffs (Music Box)

April 20/21–Cabaret (August Wilson)

April 22–The Heart of Rock and Roll (James Earl Jones)

April 24–Uncle Vanya (LCT/Vivian Beaumont)

April 25–Mother Play (Second Stage/Hayes)

April 30–Tony Nominations Announced

April 30–Three Houses (previews begin; opening TBA) (Signature Theatre)

May 2–Wine in the Wilderness (previews begin; opening TBA) (CSC)

June 16–Tony Awards (David Koch Theater/Lincoln Center)

June–Cats (Perelman Performing Arts Center)

TBA–All of Me (The New Group/Signature Center)

TBA–Here There Are Blueberries (NYTW)

TBA–Home (Roundabout/AA)

TBA–Jonah (Roundabout/Laura Pels)

Fall 2024

King Lear (Kenneth Branagh Theater Company/The Shed)

2024-25

Our Town

Smash

Spring 2025

Show Boat (Target Margin/NYU Skirball)

Future–Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death; Beaches the Musical; Black Orpheus; BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical; Come Fall in Love–The DDLJ Musical; Death Becomes Her; The Devil Wears Prada; Ella: An American Miracle; Everybody’s Talking About Jamie; Frida, the Musical; Game of Thrones; The Great Gatsby; The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation; High Noon; Imitation of Life; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; The Karate Kid; La La Land; Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil; The Mousetrap; Nancy Drew and the Mystery at Spotlight Manor; Pal Joey; Rear Window; The Nanny; The Normal Heart/The Destiny of Me; The Secret Garden; Sing Street; Soul Train; What a Wonderful World; Working Girl.

2023-24 Broadway Season Breakdown:

New Plays:

The Cottage

Grey House

I Need That

Jaja’s African Hair Braiding

Mother Play

Prayer for the French Republic

The Shark Is Broken

New Musicals:

Back to the Future

Days of Wine and Roses

Harmony

The Heart of Rock and Roll

How to Dance in Ohio

Lempicka

The Notebook

Once Upon a One More Time

The Outsiders

Suffs

Water for Elephants

Play Revivals:

Appropriate

Doubt: A Parable

An Enemy of the People

Home

Mary Jane

Purlie Victorious

Uncle Vanya

Musical Revivals:

Cabaret

Gutenberg! The Musical

Here Lies Love

Merrily We Roll Along

Monty Python’s Spamalot

The Who’s Tommy

The Wiz

Solos/Specialties:

Alex Edelman: Just for Us

Melissa Etheridge: My Window

My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?)