Additional cast members and the creative team have been announced for the upcoming Broadway revival of Mark Medoff's Children of a Lesser God, set to play at Studio 54 for an open engagement starting March 22, 2018, with opening night set for Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
Obie Award winner Kecia Lewis, Julee Cerda, Treshelle Edmond, and John McGinty will join the previously announced Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff in the production, directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon. The creative team will include Tony winner Derek McLane (set design), Dede Ayite (costume design), and Tony nominee Mike Baldassari (lighting design), with casting for the production by Telsey Company.
Children of a Lesser God tells the story of James Leeds, a teacher at a school for the deaf, and Sarah Norman, the school's former star pupil who has become a cleaning woman rather than venture into the hearing world. When the two connect and James begins to persuade her to communicate by lip reading, they embark on a journey that will change their lives.
First produced on Broadway in 1980 in a production that starred John Rubinstein and Phyllis Frelich, the drama was turned into an Academy Award-nominated film that won its star, Marlee Matlin, the 1987 Best Actress Oscar.
Leon first directed this production of Children of a Lesser God earlier this summer at the Berkshire Theatre Group, with Jackson and Ridloff starring as James and Sarah. They reprise their roles and both make their Broadway debuts.
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