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Cate Blanchett Makes Broadway Debut With 'The Present'

Cate Blanchett is officially a Broadway star!

The 47-year-old Oscar-winning actress stepped out for the opening night party of Sydney Theatre Company’s production of The Present held at Bryant Park Grill on Sunday (January 8) in New York City.

The Present is based on Anton Chekhov‘s first play Platonov and is newly adapted by Cate‘s husband Andrew Upton, who joined her at the event.

Also in attendance were Cate‘s Australian co-star Richard Roxburgh, director John Crowley, and the theater company’s artistic director Kip Williams.

In the play, Cate portrays Anna Petrovna, one of the women in love with schoolmaster Mikhail Platonov (Richard).

The Present will run until March 15.

10+ pictures inside of Cate Blanchett on opening night… More Here! »

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Cate Blanchett Set To Make Broadway Debut With Sydney Theatre Company's 'The Present'!

Cate Blanchett is officially making her debut on Broadway!

The 47-year-old Oscar-winning actress will star in her Sydney Theatre Company’s production of The Present, which is based on Anton Chekhov‘s first play Platonov and is newly adapted by Cate‘s husband Andrew Upton.

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Cate joined Andrew, 50, and her Australian co-stars Richard Roxburgh, Anna Bamford, Andrew Buchanan, David Downer, Eamon Farren, Martin Jacobs, Brandon McClelland, Jacqueline McKenzie, Marshall Napier, Susan Prior, Chris Ryan and Toby Schmitz at their photo call for The Present held at The New 42nd Street Studios on Thursday (December 8) in New York City.

“The audiences might come for the recognizable face on the poster, but in the end they experience the work. We’re really excited they get to discover all of these actors who are so fantastic,” Cate expressed at the event. “We felt like this [show] was the one – it’s an Australian voice, dealing with big, human, universal themes with an Australian creative team.”

The Present begins previews December 17 and opens January 8, 2017, for a limited run scheduled through March 19, 2017.

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Cate Blanchett Was Set to Play Jessica Chastain’s Role in 'The Martian'

Cate Blanchett dons a metallic dress as she poses alongside her husband Andrew Upton at the opening night of King Lear on Saturday (November 28) at the Sydney Theatre Company in Sydney, Australia.

It was recently revealed that the 46-year-old actress was supposed to be in The Martian!

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Cate last year, she was going to play in The Martian. She was going to be the captain, Jessica [Chastain] doesn’t know that,” director Ridley Scott explained.

He added that unfortunately, “She couldn’t do it, she couldn’t fit it in.”

We think Jessica did an excellent job in the film instead!

FYI: Cate is carrying a Tod’s handbag.

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Cate Blanchett Will Direct Australian TV Drama 'Stateless'!

Cate Blanchett is picture perfect while arriving at the 2015 Helpmann Awards at the Capitol Theatre on Monday (July 27) in Sydney, Australia.

The 46-year-old actress was accompanied by her husband Andrew Upton at the event honoring distinguished artistic achievement and excellence in the many disciplines of Australia’s vibrant live performance sectors, including musical theatre.

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It was recently announced that Cate is set to develop and direct a new television series, Stateless, based on the life of Cornelia Rau.

“Stateless will be Cate Blanchett‘s first venture into high-end TV,” said Screen Australia who is funding the script’s development by writer Elise McCredie (via Deadline).

“Inspired by the incredible true story of Cornelia Rau, Stateless is a powerful and timely series about identity, belonging and the extraordinary lengths people will go to find their place in the world.”

10+ pictures inside of Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton at the award ceremony…More Here! »

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Cate Blanchett, Aishwarya Rai, & Hilary Swank Are Classy Ladies at Armani's 40th Anniversary!

Cate Blanchett is absolutely stunning while striking a pose at the Giorgio Armani 40th Anniversary Silos Opening & Cocktail Reception on Thursday (April 30) in Milan, Italy.

The 45-year-old actress was joined at the event by her husband Andrew Upton, Aishwarya Rai, Hilary Swank, Glenn Close, Pierce Brosnan, Tina Turner and her husband Erwin Bach, Sophia Loren, and Roberta Armani.

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In case you missed it, Cate recently opened up for the first time about adopting her new daughter Edith Vivian Patricia.

15+ pictures inside of Cate Blanchett, Aishwarya Rai, and others at the Giorgio Armani 40th AnniversaryMore Here! »

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Cate Blanchett Reveals New Baby Girl's Full Name

Earlier today, it was revealed that Cate Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton welcomed a new baby girl to her family via adoption.

The 45-year-old Cinderella actress and her longtime love named the new addition Edith Vivian Patricia Upton, their publicist tells JustJared.com.

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This is the first girl for the happy couple who already have three sons — Dashiell, 13, Roman, 10, and Ignatius, 6.

Earlier this week, Cate posed in her brand new “Ellen” underwear surrounded by shirtless hunks during her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Cate Blanchett Adopts Baby Girl with Husband Andrew Upton!

Cate Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton have welcomed a baby girl into their lives via adoption!

The 45-year-old Cinderella actress’ rep has confirmed the news of the adoption.

“The Upton family [Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton] have adopted a baby girl. No further details will be provided,” the rep said in a statement to JustJared.com.

Cate and Andrew, who have been married since December 1997, are the parents to three sons – Dashiell, 13, Roman, 10, and Ignatius, 6.

Congratulations to the very happy family on this exciting news!

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