The Public Theater has announced a two-week extension for the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. With book, music, and lyrics by David Byrne, the new show is currently in previews and was originally extended through April 16. It will now run an additional two weeks through April 30, with an official press opening on March 15. Alex Timbers directs, with choreography by Steven Hoggett.
The production's complete cast features Terence Archie (Warwick), James Brown III (Priest, Judge), Jonathan Burke (Priest, Judge), Rodrick Covington (Priest, Judge), Sean Allan Krill (Bishop Cauchon), Jo Lampert (Joan), Mike McGowan (La Tremouille), Dimitri Joseph Moïse (Swing), Mary Kate Morrissey (Standby for Joan, Isabelle), Adam Perry (Priest, Judge), John Schiappa (Priest, Judge), Kyle Selig (Dauphin, King Charles), Michael James Shaw (Baudricourt), and Mare Winningham (Isabelle).
Joan of Arc: Into the Fire is described as follows: "Once upon a time, there was a girl who talked to God. She built a nation, and they burned her for it. Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe winner David Byrne, lead singer of the Talking Heads and creator of the Public's hit Here Lies Love, explores the electrifying, meteoric rise of Joan of Arc through the lens of a one-of-a-kind rock musical concert."
The show features scenic design by Chris Barreca, costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by Cody Spencer, projection design by Darrel Maloney, special effects design by Jeremy Chernick, wigs, hair, and make-up design by Dave Bova and J. Jared Janas, and music direction by Kris Kukul.
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