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Children of a Lesser God Set to Open Its First Broadway Revival

Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff costar in Mark Medoff’s groundbreaking play.

Mark Medoff’s Children of a Lesser God celebrates the opening of its first-ever Broadway revival tonight at Studio 54. Directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon, the production is led by film and television star Joshua Jackson and breakout star Lauren Ridloff, alongside Emmy and Golden Globe winner Anthony Edwards, Drama Desk nominee Kecia Lewis, Julee Cerda, Treshelle Edmond, and John McGinty.

The story 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.

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