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‘Batman v Superman’ Star Diane Lane to Return to Broadway in ‘The Cherry Orchard’

Actress previously appeared in 1977 revival of the Chekhov drama

Diane Lane, who just reprised her role as Clark Kent’s mom in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” will return to Broadway this fall in a new revival of “The Cherry Orchard.”

The actress, who made her Broadway debut as a child actress in a 1977 production of the Anton Chekhov drama, will play Lyubov Ranevskaya, a Russian aristocrat who struggles to avoid foreclosure on her family’s country estate.

“The Cherry Orchard” will begin preview performances on September 15 at Roundabout Theatre Company’s American Airlines Theatre before an official opening on Sunday, October 16.

The production will feature a new adaptation by Stephen Karam, whose original drama “The Humans” has won wide acclaim on Broadway this season after transferring from the Roundabout’s Off Broadway.

Simon Godwin, a veteran of the Royal National Theatre, will direct.

Lane earned an Oscar nomination for her work in 2003’s “Unfaithful.” In addition to “Batman v Superman,” she recently appeared in Jay Roach‘s “Trumbo” opposite Bryan Cranston.

In 2015, Lane returned to the New York stage in Lincoln Center’s world premiere of Bathsheba Doran’s play “The Mystery of Love and Sex,” directed by Sam Gold. She previously earned rave reviews for her performance in Tennessee Williams‘ “Sweet Bird of Youth” at the Goodman Theater in Chicago.

She received Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations for her leading role in HBO’s “Cinema Verite.” Her other credits include “Under the Tuscan Sun,” which earned her another Golden Globe nomination, “Hollywoodland” with Ben Affleck, “A Perfect Storm, “Chaplin” and “The Outsiders.”

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