NEW YORK — Steve Carell‘s next big gig will not be at an office in Scranton, but a major theater on Broadway.
The Golden Globe-winning actor, known for the hit comedy series “The Office” and Oscar-nominated films such as “Little Miss Sunshine” and “Foxcatcher,” will make his Broadway debut in a new production of “Uncle Vanya.”
Producers announced Tuesday that Carell will take on the title role in the upcoming revival of the Anton Chekhov play, which begins performances April 2 at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater.
Alison Pill, Alfred Molina, William Jackson Harper, Mia Katigbak and Tony Award-winners Anika Noni Rose and Jayne Houdyshell round out the powerhouse cast of the Lila Neugebauer-helmed production.
Pulitzer Prize finalist Heidi Schreck, playwright of “What the Constitution Means to Me,” has been tapped to adapt the dark Russian drama about a wealthy couple who returns to their family farm with plans to uproot the members who currently live there.
In Tuesday’s announcement, Lincoln Center described the production as “a strikingly immediate new translation.”
“In the heat of the summer, the wrong people fall in love, desires and resentments erupt, and the family is forced to reckon with the ghosts of their unlived lives,” the synopsis reads.
Carell, 61, shot to fame for his portrayal of lovably clueless regional manager Michael Scott on “The Office,” which garnered multiple Emmy Award nominations during its nine-season run. Most recently, the Massachusetts-born actor has starred in Apple TV+ series “The Morning Show,” Netflix comedy “Space Force” and Hulu miniseries “The Patient.”