‘Office’ star Steve Carell heads to Broadway in ‘Uncle Vanya’

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By Dan Sears

Steve Carell, the Academy Award nominee who played Michael Scott on NBC’s “The Office,” will make his Broadway debut this spring in the play “Uncle Vanya,” Lincoln Center Theater announced on Tuesday.

In Anton Chekhov’s drama, which will run at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, the actor will play the title role alongside a starring cast including Alison Pill (“Star Trek: Picard”), Alfred Molina (“Spider-Man: No Way Home”), William Jackson Harper (“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania”), Jayne Houdyshell (“Only Murders In The Building”) and Tony winner Anika Noni Rose (“Caroline, or Change”).

While Carell, 61, is best known for his work in TV series such as “The Morning Show” and films like “Beautiful Boy” and “Evan Almighty,” he spent his formative years as an actor onstage with Chicago’s comedy troupe Second City. 

Carell performed in revues there alongside future stars Stephen Colbert and Amy Sedaris.

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“Uncle Vanya,” with a new translation by playwright Heidi Schreck (“What The Constitution Means To Me”), will be directed by Lila Neugebauer.

The play begins performances at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on April 2, 2024, and opening night is set for April 24.

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