Ivo van Hove’s All About Eve production with Cate Blanchett postponed to Spring 2019
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Jan 5, 2018

Ivo van Hove’s All About Eve production with Cate Blanchett postponed to Spring 2019

Hello Blanchetters!

Last December, we made a post with the conflicting information we had about the stage version of All about Eve and now we have more news about it. According to the Belgian newspaper De Standaard, All about Eve, the theatre production set to be directed by Ivo van Hove starring Cate Blanchett at London’s West End, is postponed for a year due to planning reasons. The play, based on the film of the same name from 1950, was first planned for March 2018, but is now set to open in the spring of 2019. As stated by the publication, in a short message, producer Sonia Friedman says that scheduling reasons are the cause of the postponement, without releasing further details. See article originally in Dutch below.

De première van All about Eve, de theatervoorstelling die Ivo van Hove met filmster Cate Blanchett maakt op het Londense West End, wordt omwille van planningsredenen een jaar uitgesteld.

Na Antigone met Juliette Binoche en Obsession met Jude Law, zou de Belgische regisseur Ivo van Hove dit voorjaar een theaterstuk creëren met een andere ster van het witte doek: de Australische actrice Cate Blanchett. All about Eve, gebaseerd op de gelijknamige film uit 1950, stond eerst gepland voor maart 2018, maar wordt nu uitgesteld naar het voorjaar van 2019.

In een korte boodschap laat producent Sonia Friedman weten dat ‘scheduling reasons’ aan de oorzaak liggen, zonder verdere details vrij te geven. Het gebeurt wel vaker dat theaterproducties met filmacteurs uitgesteld worden, omwille van conflicterende data of budgetten die niet rond geraken.


Thanks to Dani on Twitter for sharing the news!

All about Eve?
Posted on
Dec 27, 2017

All about Eve?

Hello everybody!

With the two new magazines added to our gallery, it is time to address some information concerning “All about Eve”, theatre production announced earlier this year.
Since the first article reported this new play for next year, many fans have been planning to go to London to see Cate on stage. However, last October, in a interview with Italian magazine D La Repubblica, Cate said that she has declined the offer to be in the production of “All about Eve” which left everyone who read the magazine wanting more information about it. See both original and translated version of the interview excerpt below:

Di passaggio in Italia, é giá pronta a rientrare nella sua tenuta a Crowborough, nell’East Sussex, a poche ore da Londra, dove si é trasferita da Sydney con il marito, il drammaturgo Andrew Upton, e i quattro figli. «La famiglia mi impegna parecchio», dice a proposito del fatto che non portera a teatro una piece a cui teneva moltissimo, Eva contro Eva, nel ruólo di Bette Davis. «Grazie ai bambini ho imparato a economizzare i tempi e diventare piü brava. Ma stavolta ho rinunciato. E molto difficile che nella vita le nostre passioni si allineino».
Passing through Italy, she is ready to return to her estate in Crowborough, East Sussex, just a few hours from London, where she has moved from Sydney with her husband, playwright Andrew Upton, and her four children. “My family engages me a lot”,
She says about the fact that she will not bring a piece to the theater that she really cared about, All about Eve, in the role of Bette Davis. “Thanks to the children, I’ve learned how to be more economical and become better. But this time I gave up. It’s very difficult for our passions to align in life”.

Also, S Moda Spain January 2018* published that:

Donde sí la veremos es en el teatro.
Lamentablemente, por asuntos familiares he tenido que cancelar Eva al desnudo [la actriz tenía previsto volver a las tablas en Londres con esta obra en primavera]. ¿A quién no le gusta Margo Channing? ¡No sé cuántas veces habré visto la cinta! Es una de esas películas perfectas.
Where we will see her is in the theater.
Unfortunately, due to family matters I have had to decline on All about Eve [the actress had planned to return to the stage in London with this production in spring]. Who does not like Margo Channing? I do not know how many times I have seen the film! It’s one of those perfect movies.

Plus, according to the site The Stage UK

Cate Blanchett has hinted at a return to the UK stage following a hiatus of five years.
The Oscar-winning actor told The Stage theatre was her “first and truest” love, but said her return might not necessarily be to the West End stage.

Her comments appear to raise doubts about reports earlier this year that she is set to star in a stage production of All About Eve in the West End, produced by Sonia Friedman.

“It may not be the West End but it‘s my first and truest love the theatre, you are very accountable and connected to your audience as an actor on stage,” she told The Stage at this year’s London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

Blanchett added: “So yes, now I have moved back to England I would love to be on stage here – whether it’s the West End I don’t know necessarily.”

Blanchett’s last UK theatre appearance was in Big and Small at the Barbican Theatre in 2012.

A spokesman for Friedman confirmed that the production of All About Eve was still happening, but “not for some time and the casting is unconfirmed”.

Cate was also interviewed by BBC Radio 2

And in a interview published by A West End Whinger last November, director Ivo Van Hove also commented on the production:

Q: What’s next for you Ivo?

IvH: It’ll be All About Eve with Cate Blanchett.

Q: Can you talk about your take on that?

IvH: Vell, the story begins at a theatre avards bash so ve vere going to do the whole thing as a Tony Avards style ceremony hosted by Kevin Spacey but of course ve’ve had to edit that out. Now I’m going to set the whole thing on an airplane. The audience vill have to check in for the performance, bringing their passports vith them, go through very tight security before queuing for unreserved seats in the auditorium vhere they’ll vatch the whole show on in-flight entertainment systems. Every few minutes their TVs will be interrupted by Cate’s voice telling them “fasten your safety belts”…

Q: Interesting. Will the audiences actually see Cate?

IvH: She’ll be there but will stay in the dressing room throughout. It is a backstage story after all. After that I’d like to tackle a musical. I’m thinking about Sunday in the Park Vith George vhere the audience are invited to try on-stage paint-balling or Gypsy but vithout any songs.

With many information circulating, the status of the next theatre production with Cate is very uncertain and yet to be confirmed. Therefore, we need to wait for the next chapters to unfold before we decide to pack our suitcases to travel to see her on stage.

*Special thanks to Blanchetters on CBF Chat for this info.

Cate Blanchett to Star in Ivo van Hove Stage Adaptation of ALL ABOUT EVE
Posted on
Apr 28, 2017

Cate Blanchett to Star in Ivo van Hove Stage Adaptation of ALL ABOUT EVE

Hey everyone!

Exciting news for 2018! A new play with Cate Blanchett! Read more information below.

Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail has reported that Academy Award winning actor, Cate Blanchett, has signed on to play the role of Margo Channing in a stage adaptation of the classic film All About Eve.

The adaptation, which will be directed by Tony Award winner, Ivo van Hove is expected to arrive on the West End in 2018. The play will be produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions.

The 1950 film, All About Eve, is written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, based on the short story “The Wisdom of Eve,” by Mary Orr, and stars Bette Davis as Margo Channing, the prominent yet aging Broadway star. Anne Baxter plays Eve Harrington, a willingly helpful young fan who insinuates herself into Channing’s life, threatening Channing’s career and personal relationships. All About Eve was nominated for 14 Academy Awards and won 6, including Best Picture.

Cate Blanchett made her Broadway debut this season in THE PRESENT. Her other stage appearances include Plenty (1999), Hedda Gabler (2006), for which she received the Ibsen Centennial Commemoration Award, and Benedict Andrews’ epic production of The War of the Roses (2009), in which she played the roles of Richard II and Lady Anne. Other notable productions include Top Girls, Hamlet, The Tempest and Oleanna. Her film roles include Carol, Truth, Cinderella, The Monuments Men, Blue Jasmine, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Hanna, Robin Hood, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, I’m Not There, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Good German, Notes on a Scandal, Babel, Little Fish, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Aviator, Coffee and Cigarettes, The Missing, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Veronica Guerin, Heaven, The Shipping News, Charlotte Gray, Bandits, The Gift, The Talented Mr Ripley, Pushing Tin, Elizabeth, Oscar and Lucinda.

Ivo Van Hove won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for ARTHUR MILLER’S A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE. As General Director of Holland’s leading theatre company Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Ivo Van Hove has staged many internationally acclaimed productions, including, in New York: Alice in Bed, More Stately Mansions (Obie Award), A Streetcar Named Desire, Hedda Gabler(Obie), The Misanthrope, The Little Foxes, and Scenes From a Marriage, all at the New York Theatre Workshop; Roman Tragedies, Cries and Whispers, Opening Night, Angels in America, and Antigone at BAM; and Teorema at the Lincoln Center Festival.

Thanks to Fab Cate Blanchett on Twitter for sharing the article.

via Broadway World