Tavi Gevinson Is Going to Be on Broadway

It's official: There is nothing this 17-year-old can't do.
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It's official: There is nothing this 17-year-old can't do.
Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

It's official: There is nothing Tavi Gevinson can't do.

Not only is the founder and editor-in-chief of popular online magazine Rookie an acclaimed writer -- she just penned the Miley Cyrus cover story for Elle's May issue -- she is a talented actress, with a role in "Enough Said" alongside Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the late James Gandolfini under her belt. Now, the 17-year-old is about to add another prestigious gig to her ever-growing resume: She's going to be on Broadway.

Gevinson shared the news on her Twitter last night that she will star in the revival of Kenneth Lonergan's play "This Is Our Youth," which was first produced in 1996. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin will also hold lead roles, and the play will be staged in Gevinson's hometown of Chicago this summer before heading to New York in mid-August for previews.

The Dramatists Play Service summarizes Lonergan's script as follows:

In 1982, on Manhattan's Upper West Side, the wealthy, articulate pot-smoking teenagers who were small children in the '60s have emerged as young adults in a country that has just resoundingly rejected everything they were brought up to believe in. The very last wave of New York City's '60s-style Liberalism has come of age—and there's nowhere left to go. In meticulous, hilarious, and agonizing detail, "This Is Our Youth" follows forty-eight hours of three very lost young souls in the big city at the dawn of the Reagan Era.

Gevinson will be playing the role of Jessica, an "anxiously insightful" fashion student. The play will only run for 20 weeks on Broadway, from September through January 2015.