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Official production photos released for Children of a Lesser God on Broadway
Check out the photos of Children of a Lesser God ahead of this Wednesday's Opening Night at Studio 54.
Producers of the Broadway revival of Mark Medoff's 1980 Tony Award-winning "Best Play" Children of a Lesser God have released official production photos ahead of this Wednesday's official opening at Studio 54 on Broadway. Check out these stunning photos of TV favorite Joshua Jackson and co-star Lauren Ridloff (who are both currently making their Broadway debuts as James Leeds and Sarah Norman, respectively), alongside the cast of Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon's new production of Children of a Lesser God...
Synopsis: "Children of a Lesser God tells the story of James Leeds, a new teacher at a school for the deaf, and Sarah Norman, the school’s one-time star student who has stayed behind as its cleaning woman rather than venturing out into the hearing world. James immediately takes a keen interest in Sarah, and tries to persuade her to communicate orally by lip reading. They soon embark on an emotional journey that will teach them both new ways of communicating and loving and, in the process, they build a romance beyond words."
This new production was first mounted on the Fitzpatrick Main Stage during Berkshire Theater Group’s 2017 summer season, garnering wide critical acclaim and shattering box office records. The BTG production ran from June 22 through to July 22, 2017 in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
The first staging of Children of a Lesser God on Broadway took place in 1980 and earned three Tony Awards, including "Best Play," as well as two Tonys for its leading actors Phyllis Frelich and John Rubinstein. It ran for more than two years and went on to be adapted for the silver screen, earning five Academy Award nominations and winning Marlee Matlin an Oscar for "Best Actress" in 1987. Ms. Frelich and Ms. Matlin remain the only deaf actresses to have ever won the Tony Award and Academy Award, respectively, for leading roles.
Children of a Lesser God is produced on Broadway by Hal Luftig and Craig Haffner, alongside Tamar Climan, Sanford Block, and deaf activist, model and actor Nyle DiMarco.
Children of a Lesser God Tickets are available now for performances through to September 9, 2018.
(Photos by Matthew Murphy)