Tony nominee and Emmy winner Mare Winningham has joined the cast of David Byrne's new musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire at the Public Theater. 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.
Winningham will take on the role of Isabelle. The Public also announced that Dimitri Joseph Moïse has joined the company as a swing. The complete cast, in alphabetical order, is made up of 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), Mary Kate Morrissey (Female Standby,; Adam Perry (Priest, Judge), John Schiappa (Priest, Judge), Kyle Selig (Dauphin, King Charles), and Michael James Shaw (Baudricourt).
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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