Austin Pendleton will step into the role of Lebedev beginning today, Friday, October 26, in his production of Anton Chekhov’s Ivanov at Classic Stage Company. He will replace veteran actor Louis Zorich, who was forced to withdraw from the production after a foot injury. Pendleton performed the role of Lebedev in a 1990 production at Yale Repertory.
Ivanov, which stars Ethan Hawke, Joely Richardson and Juliet Rylance, and is directed by Pendleton, is currently in previews, prior to an official opening Sunday, November 4. The cast also features Glenn Fitzgerald, Annette Hunt, Stephanie Janssen, Roberta Maxwell, George Morfogen, James Patrick Nelson, Anthony Newfield, Jonathan Marc Sherman, and Anne Troupe. Ivanov will play a limited engagement through Sunday, December 9.
This production of Ivanov is translated by Carol Rocamora. It features scenic design by Tony Award-winner Santo Loquasto (who also designed CSC’s The Cherry Orchard, Uncle Vanya and The Seagull), costumes by Marco Piemontese (The Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters), lighting by Keith Parham (Three Sisters) and original music and sound by Ryan Rumery (The Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters).