Tony-Winning Chicago Director Walter Bobbie Joins the Cast of Saint Joan
Principal casting has been announced for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway revival of George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, starring three-time Tony nominee Condola Rashad (A Doll’s House, Part 2; Billions). Tony winner Daniel Sullivan will direct the production, beginning previews at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on April 3 in advance of an April 25 opening.
Joining Rashad in the cast will be Walter Bobbie (marking the theatrical director’s first return to Broadway as an actor in over 20 years), Adam Chanler-Berat (Peter and the Starcatcher), Jack Davenport (Smash), John Glover (The Cherry Orchard), Patrick Page (MTC’s Casa Valentina), Daniel Sunjata (MTC’s The Country House), Maurice Jones (MTC’s Linda), Russell G. Jones (MTC’s Ruined), Max Gordon Moore (Indecent), Matthew Saldivar (MTC’s Important Hats of the 20th Century), Robert Stanton (MTC’s Fuddy Meers), and Lou Sumrall (Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune).
The design team will include Scott Pask (scenic design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Justin Townsend (lighting design), Obadiah Eaves (sound design), Christopher Ash (projection design), Tom Watson (hair and wig design), Bill Frisell (original music), Deborah Hecht (dialect coach), and Tommy Kurzman (makeup design).
Set in 15th-century France, Saint Joan follows a country girl whose mysterious visions propel her into elite circles. When the nation’s rulers become threatened by her popularity and influence, they unite to bring her down, and she finds herself on trial for her life. This timeless and powerful play dramatizes the limits of an individual in a society dominated by overwhelming political and religious forces.