Steve Carell will make his Broadway debut in an upcoming production of Uncle Vanya.

The 61-year-old performer is set to portray the eponymous character in the Anton Chekov-penned play, according to The Hollywood Reporter

The Academy Award-nominated actor, who recently wowed audiences while starring in FX on Hulu's The Patient, will also share the stage with Alfred Molina and Alison Pill.

The play is centered on a young woman and her uncle who live on their family's geographically isolated farm.

The characters' lives are upended when the woman's ailing father and his wife decide to move in with their relatives.

William Jackson Harper, Jayne Houdyshell and Mia Katigbak, who will also make her Broadway debut, are set to round out the show's cast. 

The production's sets and costumes will be designed by Mimi Lien and Kaye Voyce, respectively, while lighting will be handled by Lap Chi Chu and Elizabeth Harper, and the show's sound have been created by Mikhail Fiksel and Beth Lake. 

The play is scheduled to begin previews at the Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater on April 2, with a premiere date of April 24. 

Molina has been a fixture on Broadway for years, and he has received two nominations for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play, as well as one for the award for Best Actor in a Musical.

Pill has also appeared in several Broadway shows, and she was most recently featured alongside Glenda Jackson and Laurie Metcalf in a 2018 production of Three Tall Women. 

Uncle Vanya was initially published in 1897, and it was first produced two years later.

Performers such as Laurence Olivier, Peter O'Toole and George C. Scott have all appeared in productions of the play over the years.

The new version of Uncle Vanya will be directed by Lila Neugebauer from an adapted script written by Heidi Schreck.

Carell is also preparing for the release of the upcoming fantasy comedy feature If, in which he will voice a character.

The film, which is directed and written by John Krasinski, is centered on a young girl who gains the ability to see and interact with abandoned imaginary friends.

The project will also feature the talents of an ensemble cast that includes the likes of Ryan Reynolds, Maya Rudolph and Matt Damon.

Although it was initially set to make its debut this month, If is currently scheduled to be released on May 17, 2024.

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