David Byrne brings his latest rock musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire to the Public Theater.
David Byrne brings his latest rock musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire to the Public Theater.
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The Public Theater has announced casting as well as a two-week extension for its production of Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, featuring book, music, and lyrics by David Byrne. Directed by Alex Timbers, with choreography by Steven Hoggett, the show begins previews February 14 and has been extended two weeks through April 16, with an official press opening on March 15.

The cast features Terence Archie, James Brown III, Jonathan Burke, Rodrick Covington, Sean Allan Krill, Jo Lampert, Mike McGowan, Mary Kate Morrissey, Adam Perry, John Schiappa, Kyle Selig, and Michael James Shaw.

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's creative team includes scenic design by Chris Barreca, costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by Cody Spencer, and projection design by Darrel Maloney.

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