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Joan of Arc: Into the Fire Opens at the Public Theater

Alex Timbers directs the new musical from David Byrne.

Oskar Eustis, David Byrne, Jo Lampert, and Alex Timbers on opening night of Joan of Arc: Into the Fire at the Public Theater.
(© Tricia Baron)

The Public Theater celebrated opening night of the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire last night, Wednesday, March 15. With book, music, and lyrics by David Byrne, the new show runs through April 30. Alex Timbers directs, with choreography by Steven Hoggett. Check out photos from opening night in the gallery below.


The production's complete cast features 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), Dimitri Joseph Moïse (Swing), Mary Kate Morrissey (Standby for Joan, Isabelle), Adam Perry (Priest, Judge), John Schiappa (Priest, Judge), Kyle Selig (Dauphin, King Charles), Michael James Shaw (Baudricourt), and Mare Winningham (Isabelle).

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.

For tickets and more information, click here.