Broadway Revival of Children of a Lesser God to Close
Joshua Jackson and Tony nominee Lauren Ridloff star in the production.
The new Broadway revival of Mark Medoff's Children of a Lesser God will end its run at Studio 54 on Sunday, May 27. It will have played 23 previews and 54 regular performances.
Directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon, the production is led by film and television star Joshua Jackson and breakout star Lauren Ridloff, who earned her first Tony nomination for the production. They are joined by Emmy and Golden Globe winner Anthony Edwards, Drama Desk nominee Kecia Lewis, Julee Cerda, Treshelle Edmond, and John McGinty.
The play is described as follows: "One of the most indelible love stories of the modern age, Children of a Lesser God brings to life the passionate and personal connection between a teacher at a school for the deaf (Jackson) and the remarkable woman (Ridloff) he meets there." The drama debuted on Broadway in 1980, earning the Tony Award for Best Play.
The creative team for Children of a Lesser God features Tony Award winner Derek McLane (set design), Dede Ayite (costume design), Tony Award nominee Mike Baldassari (lighting design), Jill B.C. Du Boff (sound design), two-time Grammy Award winner Branford Marsalis (original music), and Alexandria Wailes (director of artistic sign language)