Show TitleChildren of a Lesser God
Show TypePlay Revival
TheatreStudio 54, 254 West 54th Street
StoryTHE FIRST-EVER BROADWAY REVIVAL OF
MARK MEDOFF’S TONY AWARD-WINNING
BEST PLAY

“CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD”

STARRING JOSHUA JACKSON AND INTRODUCING LAUREN RIDLOFF

Also Starring ANTHONY EDWARDS

DIRECTED BY TONY AWARD-WINNER KENNY LEON

PREVIEWS BEGIN THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11th
AT BROADWAY’S STUDIO 54

Mark Medoff’s landmark play, Children of a Lesser God, will return to Broadway this spring for the first time since its Tony Award-winning premiere production. Starring Joshua Jacksonand introducing Lauren Ridloff, both making their Broadway debuts, and directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon, Children of a Lesser God will begin performances at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street) on Thursday, March 22nd. Opening night is set for Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

One of the most celebrated American plays of the late twentieth century, Children of a Lesser God tackles the complexities of human connection and communication with insight, wit, and unyielding compassion. Its 1980 original Broadway production earned a Tony Award for Medoff (Best Play), as well as for the two leads: John Rubinstein and Phyllis Frelich. Its London transfer went on to win the Olivier Award for Best New Play.

The acclaimed 1986 film adaptation starring William Hurt and Marlee Matlin further solidified the title’s place in the American canon and earned Matlin the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Frelich and Matlin remain, to this day, the only deaf actresses to have ever won the Tony and Academy Awards for leading roles, respectively.

“Despite having more modes of communication at our collective fingertips than ever before, true connection has never seemed so elusive,” Mr. Luftig said. “It has been more than thirty-five years since this play first premiered, and its themes are as resonant today as ever.”

“At its essence, this is a poignant and profound love story,” Mr. Leon added. “Ever since these characters, Sarah Norman and James Leeds, first entered the public consciousness, we’ve been fascinated by their relationship to each other and the world around them. I think our appreciation for what Mark created with this play has only deepened with time.”

Mr. Leon first directed this production of Children of a Lesser God at the Berkshire Theater Group’s Fitzpatrick Main Stage during the 2017 Summer Season in an engagement that garnered rave reviews and shattered box office records.
Running Time2 hours and 30 minutes
ScheduleTuesday at 7:00pm
Wednesday at 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Thursday at 8:00pm
Friday at 8:00pm
Saturday at 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday at 3:00pm
Group Price Range$39.00 - $119.00
Group Minimum10 or more in group


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