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Andrew Upton is an Australian playwright, screenwriter and director. He has adapted the works of Gorky, Chekhov, Ibsen and others for London's Royal National Theatre and the Sydney Theatre Company.

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[Off-Broadway, 2014]
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REVIEW: Andrew Upton's Adaptation Of Anton Chekov's THE SEAGULL For Contemporary Australia Is Challenged.

Imara Savage (Director) brings Andrew Upton’s fifth Chekov play adaptation to the stage with a new imagining of THE SEAGULL.

Sigrid Thornton and Andrew Upton Return to Sydney Theatre Company with THE SEAGULL

Stage and screen icon Sigrid Thornton (The Lifespan of a Fact) returns to Sydney Theatre Company’s Roslyn Packer Theatre this November in a new adaptation of The Seagull. Learn more about the upcoming performance here!

Sydney Theatre Company Reveals 2024 Season

STC Artistic Director Kip Williams announced the Company’s 2024 Season, which will include his new cine-theatre production, an adaptation of the iconic Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Learn more about the full season lineup here!

Sydney Theatre Company Launches 2023 Season with 16 Productions Championing Australian Playwriting

For the first time since the pandemic began, Sydney Theatre Company Artistic Director Kip Williams has announced a full season of 16 productions for 2023 which he says will 'see the Company operating at full steam and offer an amazing breadth of theatrical experiences'.

STC Launches 2023 Season With 16 Productions That Champion Australian Playwriting

For the first time since the pandemic began, Sydney Theatre Company Artistic Director Kip Williams has announced a full season of 16 productions for 2023 which he says will 'see the Company operating at full steam and offer an amazing breadth of theatrical experiences'.

Cate Blanchett to Receive Film at Lincoln Center Chaplin Award

The Chaplin Award Gala is the most important fundraising event of the year for Film at Lincoln Center, with all proceeds benefiting the organization in its mission to support the art and craft of cinema. Cate Blanchett is an internationally acclaimed actor, producer, artistic director, humanitarian and dedicated member of the arts community.

Cate Blanchett Jokes That 'Human Condoms' Could Be Used as a Safety Measure in Theatres

Cate Blanchett has jokingly suggested some interesting methods of safety to move forward with theatrical productions amidst the health crisis.


Prolific playwright David Greig has a varied catalogue of work ranging from the recently revived Europe to West End hit Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and his acclaimed adaptation of Touching the Void. He is also Artistic Director of Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre. Greig's first original play in 7 years Adventures with the Painted People was due to begin its run in Edinburgh this summer but has since been adapted for radio due to the pandemic. The writer spoke with BroadwayWorld about his creative process, the future of theatre and his latest work. 

Amazon Studios Announces Cast for New LORD OF THE RINGS Series

Amazon Studios today announced the first group of series regulars set to star in the new Amazon Original series based on stories from the iconic 'The Lord of the Rings' novels by J.R.R. Tolkien. Newly revealed cast members including Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman. Production will begin in February.

sCT's THE SECRET RIVER To Tour The United Kingdom

Sydney Theatre Company announced today that The Secret River will tour the United Kingdom in August and September this year, with dates at The King's Theatre in Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh International Festival and at the National Theatre in London.

Jessica Arthur Appointed as STC Resident Director

Sydney Theatre Company announced today that it has appointed its former Richard Wherrett Fellow and Directing Associate Jessica Arthur in the role of Resident Director in 2019. Jessica joins the Resident Artist team of Associate Director Paige Rattray and Resident Designer Elizabeth Gadsby.

FX Orders New Limited Series, MRS. AMERICA, Starring Cate Blanchett

Two-time Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winning actor Cate Blanchett has signed on to star in Mrs. America, a new limited series ordered by FX and created and written by Emmy Award winning writer Dahvi Waller (Mad Men) and Executive Produced by two-time Academy Award nominee Stacey Sher, Waller, Coco Francini and Blanchett, it was announced today by John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions. Production of the nine-episode limited series is scheduled for 2019 and it is produced by FX Productions with Waller serving as Showrunner.

Cate Blanchett to Receive BAFTA's 2018 Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) is pleased to announce that actress and producer Cate Blanchett will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at the 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards. She joins previously announced honoree Steve McQueen, who will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing.

Creatives Announced For LOCAL HERO at The Lyceum And The Old Vic

The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh and The Old Vic, London are delighted to announce that John Crowley will direct the World Premiere of Local Hero, a stage adaptation of the 1983 film, co-written by David Greig and Bill Forsyth, with music and lyrics by Mark Knopfler.

20TH CENTURY BOY Returns to the Stage With New UK Tour

The hit musical inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan, 20th Century Boy, returns to the stage on a UK-wide tour to mark the 40th anniversary of the iconic star's untimely death. Opening on 8 March at G-Live in Guildford, the production will enjoy a 20-week tour, visiting 27 theatres through to Saturday 30 June.

BWW Review: UNCLE VANYA, Manchester HOME

Uncle Vanya at its simplest is a bleak take on the human condition. At its most complex, it's a harrowing look into the never-ending cycle of humanity and how easy it is to be consumed by your own mind.

BWW REVIEW: Andrew Upton's Contemporary Adaptation of Chekhov's THREE SISTERS Is Presented With Economy As It Seeks To Find A Modern Relatability

Sydney Theatre Company brings Anton Chekhov's much-loved tragi-comedy back to the mainstage with Andrew Upton's adaptation of THREE SISTERS, directed by Kip Williams.

Sydney Theatre Company Announces Chekhov's THREE SISTERS

Sydney Theatre Company presents a new interpretation of the Chekov classic Three Sistersthis November at the Sydney Opera House, directed by STC Artistic Director Kip Williams, with design by Alice Babbage.

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Names New Musical Theatre Director

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts announced last week that Joe Kemper has been named the theatre department's new Musical Theatre Director. He assumes his new role in mid-August. 

Cate Blanchett to Play Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin-Scripted Drama

Amazon Studios has acquired LUCY AND DESI, a drama written by WEST WING scribe Aaron Sorkin. Cate Blanchett will reportedly take on the role of the legendary comedian and television pioneer, Lucille Ball.


Andrew Upton has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Andrew Upton has not appeared in the West End

Andrew Upton has written 1 shows including The Present (Author).

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