She may have gone all Hollywood recently, but Greta Gerwig is making it clear that she hasn’t forgotten all the good people of the theater. Gerwig will star across from Oscar Isaac in a production of Chekhov’s Three Sisters, directed by Sam Gold at New York Theatre Workshop Off Broadway this spring. Gerwig previously appeared in Gold’s production of The Village Bike, while Isaac led his Hamlet. Gold, last seen on Broadway with King Lear, also directed an acclaimed adaptation of Uncle Vanya at NYTW in 2012. Given that Gerwig is also writing Barbie, we can only hope she applies her stage experience to it and makes it about how Barbie also always longed to go to Moscow.
Earlier this spring, NYTW is also producing Endlings, written by Celine Song and directed by Sammi Cannold. Its previously announced 2019–2020 productions include Sanctuary City, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Martyna Majok and directed by Rebecca Frecknall; Runboyrun and In Old Age, both written by Mfoniso Udofia and directed by Loretta Greco and Awoye Timpo, respectively; and a stage adaptation of John Carney’s movie Sing Street, with music and lyrics by John Carney and Gary Clark, a book by Enda Walsh, and choreography by Sonya Tayeh.