Cate Blanchett to attend The 2017 Tony Awards
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Jun 10, 2017

Cate Blanchett to attend The 2017 Tony Awards

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According to HuffPost, Cate Blanchett will be attending The 2017 Tony Awards ceremony. Cate is nominated in the Best Actress category for her perfomance in The Present.
HuffPost:

Well, fear not, theater fans, because the Tony Awards are upon us, with host Kevin Spacey leading the festivities this year on CBS. The stars of stage and screen (alert: Cate Blanchett will be in attendance) will gather in New York City on Sunday night to celebrate the stellar year in theater.

71st Tony Awards air at 8 p.m. June 11 on CBS.

Visit CBS.com/allaccess Live Stream for details.

Cate Blanchett nominated for a Tony Award
Posted on
May 2, 2017

Cate Blanchett nominated for a Tony Award

The nomination we were all waiting for! Cate Blanchett is nominated for a Tony Award for her role in The Present

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Cate Blanchett, The Present
Jennifer Ehle, Oslo
Sally Field, The Glass Menagerie
Laura Linney, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
Laurie Metcalf, A Doll’s House, Part 2

The 71st annual Tony Awards will be held on June 11. Congratulations to all her fellow nominees

via Entertainment Weekly

Cate Blanchett nominated for a Drama Desk Award
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Apr 28, 2017

Cate Blanchett nominated for a Drama Desk Award

It’s time for theatre awards season! After her nomination for a Drama League Award, Cate Blanchett receives another nod, this time for a Drama Desk Award. The ceremony is set for June 4 in New York.

Outstanding Actress in a Play
Cate Blanchett, The Present
Laura Linney, The Little Foxes,Manhattan Theatre Club
Laurie Metcalf, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Amy Ryan, Love, Love, Love, Roundabout Theatre Company
Harriet Walter, The Tempest, St. Ann’s Warehouse

Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh Sardi’s caricature unveiling
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Mar 15, 2017

Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh Sardi’s caricature unveiling

Earlier today, Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh attended the unveiling ceremony of their Sardi’s caricature. Sardi’s is a restaurant located in the Theater District in Manhattan, New York City. The restaurant is known for the hundreds of caricatures of stars that adorn its walls. Here are some photos and two videos.



Cate Blanchett Unveiling [Video]

Richard Roxburgh Unveiling [Video]

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Video – Cate Blanchett at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Posted on
Mar 5, 2017

Video – Cate Blanchett at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

On March 3, Cate Blanchett visited The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote The Present, on Broadway until March 19. Watch the full interview below. We’ve added also screencaps, stills and candids. Enjoy!





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Cate Blanchett on BBC Radio tomorrow
Posted on
Mar 4, 2017

Cate Blanchett on BBC Radio tomorrow

Good morning! Cate Blanchett promotes The Present in the new episode of The Art Hour on air on BBC UK Radio. Don’t miss her tomorrow (March 5th) a little after 4 p.m. local time. If you can’t, don’t worry, reruns calendar is here

Broadway’s The Present, Starring Oscar Winner Cate Blanchett, Launches Digital Lottery
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Feb 16, 2017

Broadway’s The Present, Starring Oscar Winner Cate Blanchett, Launches Digital Lottery

Hi everybody! Some news about The Present!

The Sydney Theatre Company production of The Present, which plays Broadway’s Barrymore Theatre, has announced a digital lottery that begins February 15. The lottery is powered by Shubert Ticketing through the Telecharge Digital Lottery platform, which provides theatregoers access to affordable tickets through multiple social networks. To enter the lottery, visit thepresentbroadway.com/lottery.

Andrew Upton’s new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s first play, Platonov, The Present is directed by John Crowley and stars Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh. The limited engagement continues through March 19 at the Barrymore (243 West 47th Street).

The cast features the Sydney Theatre Company cast of 13, all making their Broadway debuts, including Blanchett (Anna) and Roxburgh (Mikhail), as well as Anna Bamford (Maria), Andrew Buchanan (Osip), David Downer (Yegor), Eamon Farren (Kirill), Martin Jacobs (Alexei), Brandon McClelland (Dimitri), Jacqueline McKenzie (Sophia), Marshall Napier (Ivan), Susan Prior (Sasha), Chris Ryan (Sergei), and Toby Schmitz (Nikolai).

The Present is produced on Broadway by Stuart Thompson, Sydney Theatre Company, Jon B. Platt, Scott M. Delman, Ruth Hendel, The Shubert Organization, Robert G. Bartner, John Gore, and Jimter Productions LLC.

via The Playbill

Posted on
Feb 14, 2017

Cate Blanchett on Her New Play and Performing Post-Election

Good morning to you all! Cate Blanchett promotes The Present with InStyle, during the launch of the new Sì Rose Signature. Enjoy!

With over 25 years of stage experience, Cate Blanchett is a veteran when it comes to the theater. But while the Oscar-winning Australian actress has performed in stage productions around the globe, her recent Broadway debut in The Present managed to keep her on her toes. Written by Blanchett’s husband, Andrew Upton, the limited-run play was initially performed in Sydney before it made the move to New York City in December—and for Blanchett, the new setting offered a completely fresh perspective on the project.

“It’s very interesting to perform the play for an American audience now, because everyone—no matter who you voted for—is in such a state of turmoil,” she told InStyle last week while celebrating the launch of Giorgio Armani’s new Si Rose Signature fragrance (she’s the face of the collection). “There are uncertain days; it’s very fragile. And the play deals a lot with the fragility and lack of time.” Blanchett’s character, Anna, is facing those topics head-on in The Present. The entire play focuses on the widowed Anna’s 40th birthday, which she’s celebrating with a group of friends at her Russian country house. With time to kill and plenty of booze to go around, things soon spiral out of control as Anna and co. reminisce about the past and revisit old relationships while trying to figure out their next steps in life.

Blanchett explains that she relates to her character’s fear of the unknown the most. “She’s very unresolved about her past and uncertain about her future,” said the 47-year-old star. “I probably share her uncertainty about the future, and I don’t think I’m alone there.” While Blanchett is similar to Anna on that front, she’s more interested in the ways that she’s unlike her stage persona. “I’m always looking for the points of difference, I think, between me and a character,” she said. “So it’s not necessarily that I share personality traits with her, but I definitely connect with her preoccupation with time being so precious and so important; spending time with people, and how little we do it. That’s probably where I connect with her most.”

Anna’s perspective on aging—and, specifically, turning 40—is wrought with mixed emotions, but for Blanchett, it’s simply a non-issue. “It’s funny, but I just didn’t have that same mentality [about turning 40],” she said. “I felt like I should, if only because everyone talks about it. I think men get talked about in a slightly different way—their age means something different. They’re somehow liberated when they’re in their forties, whereas women are meant to be sort of fixing themselves up and trying to stave off the inevitable.”

That wasn’t the case for Blanchett, who found herself unfazed upon hitting the big 4-0. “When I reached 40, I was actually sort of relieved and excited,” she said. “You approach it with such a sense of fear because it’s built up to such a degree, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. We’re so full of fear, but these situations are often the opposite of what we expect.”

While it might be tricky to predict how she’ll feel on special occasions, there’s one thing that Blanchett can expect: memorable gifts from her family. “During the first couple of years of our marriage, my husband gave me a vacuum cleaner and a blender on our anniversaries,” she said. “I think he was trying to give me a few hints about being a bit more active in our domestic life.” Other than appliances, the presents that really rate with Blanchett inherently pack a special meaning. “In the end, I love the things that people—especially my children—have made,” she said. “They make things out of matchsticks, and my middle child once made a clay skull that he had drawn a bit like the Day of the Dead. It’s the handmade things that I really love.”

And, unsurprisingly, it’s family time that ranks highest on her list of favorite activities. When she’s not busy performing, Blanchett relishes relaxing with her kids at home—in one spot, specifically. “I’m growing to love my bed more than any other item of furniture in the house,” she said. “The best thing is when all four of the kids and my husband and I are just sitting there. I think we probably have our best conversations as a family in our bed. Thank god it’s enormous.”

Of course, there are a few culturally-relevant books taking up space on her nightstand at the moment. “I’m reading Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue, which is about an immigrant family living in America,” said Blanchett. “And then the other book I have is Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, which is about the disconnect between the white working class and the sort of perceived privileged classes,” said Blanchett. “So it’s a book for both Democrats and Republicans. It’s about the state of the nation, really, and how America has got to where it is.” Topical, indeed.