William Nicholson's Shadowlands to Return to New York Stage
Fellowship for Performing Arts announces the play's first New York revival this fall.
Fellowship for Performing Arts announced a revival of William Nicholson's play Shadowlands October 17-January 7, 2018, at the Acorn Theatre, with opening night set for November 1. A dramatization of the romance between C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman, the play premiered on Broadway in 1990, in a production that won Nigel Hawthorne a Tony for his performance as Lewis. Nicholson later adapted the play into a 1993 film starring Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger.
The cast for this revival will feature Daniel Gerroll as C.S. Lewis; Robin Abramson as Joy Davidman; John C. Vennema as Lewis's brother, Warnie; Sean Gormley as Christopher Riley; Dan Kremer as Harry Harrington; Jack McCarthy and Jacob Morrell alternating as Joy's young son, Douglas; Jacob H. Knoll as Alan Gregg and Doctor; Daryll Heysham as Dr. Oakley, Waiter, Clerk, and Priest; Stephanie Cozart as Registrar and Nurse; and John Little and Amy Bizjak as understudies.
Directed by Christa Scott-Reed and executive produced by Ken Denison, the creative team will include Kelly James Tighe (scenic design), Michael Bevins (costume design), Aaron Spivey (lighting design), John Gromada (original music and sound design), Kelly Burns (stage manager), Carol Hanzel (casting), and Judy Henderson, C.S.A. (casting consulting).
Founded in 1992 by Max McLean, New York City-based Fellowship for Performing Arts produces theater from a Christian worldview presented in leading performance venues nationwide and created to engage diverse audiences.