Peter Sarsgaard, Kristin Scott Thomas to Star in Seagull on Broadway

Chekhov’s The Seagull is back on Broadway, this time with indie movie hipster god Peter Sarsgaard as Trigorin, pretty Brit actress Kristin Scott Thomas as Arkadina and Zoe Kazan (featured in the forthcoming film August) as Masha. Pretty great casting, especially considering Ms. Thomas’ Olivier award for best actress for the last time she performed The Seagull. But how will Mr. Sarsgaard do compared to Alan Cumming’s performance as the broody famous writer who woos an older woman and a budding actress in the Classic Stage Company’s production last spring? We’ll find out when the play opens open Oct. 1 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Preview performances begin Sept. 16, according to the Associated Press.