Cate Blanchett is the marquee name of the Sydney Theater Co.'s production of "Uncle Vanya," now playing in New York as part of the Lincoln Center Festival.
But the drama is a true ensemble piece that features some of Australia's top actors -- including Richard Roxburgh, who plays the title role of the Chekhov play, as well as Hugo Weaving and Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver.
The production has become one of the hottest tickets this summer in New York and is receiving rave review from critics. Ben Brantley of the New York Times called it "glorious" and wrote the cast is "uniformly brilliant."
"Uncle Vanya," directed by the Hungarian Tamás Ascher, first opened in Sydney in 2010 and has since traveled to the Kennedy Center in Washington. The play has been adapted by Andrew Upton, who is Blanchett's husband and who serves with her as co-artistic directors of the Sydney company.