Vanya On 42nd StreetDrama
Box Office: $0.0M
PRINCIPAL CASTWallace Shawn, Julianne Moore, Brooke Smith, Larry Pine, George Gaynes, Lynn Cohen, Phoebe Brand, Jerry Mayer, Madhur Jaffrey, Andre Gregory
In the nineties, AndrÃ© Gregory mounted a series of spare, private performances of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya in a crumbling Manhattan playhouse. These treasures of pure theater would have been lost to time had they not been captured on film, with subtle cinematic brilliance, by Louis Malle (My Dinner with AndrÃ©). In VANYA ON 42ND STREET, a stellar cast of actors-including Wallace Shawn, Julianne Moore, Brooke Smith, and George Gaynes-embark on a full read-through of Uncle Vanya (adapted into English by David Mamet); the result is as memorable and emotional a screen version of Chekhov's masterpiece as one could ever hope to see. This film, which turned out to be Malle's last, is a tribute to the playwright's devastating work as well as to the creative process itself.