CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD to Play Final Broadway Performance 5/27
Producer Hal Luftig announced today that the acclaimed Broadway revival of Mark Medoff's Children of a Lesser God will play its final performance at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street) on Sunday, May 27, 2018.
"I'm very proud of the work Kenny Leon, our remarkable cast, and creative team have done to bring this beautiful production to life," Mr. Luftig said, "Mark Medoff's beautiful play has once again shown audiences the power of open and honest communication. In a world where we too often talk over each other and struggle to be heard there is immense power when you open your mind and start listening."
Children of a Lesser God stars Joshua Jackson, who received a Drama League nomination for Distinguished Performance, and Lauren Ridloff, who has been nominated for Best Actress in a Play by the Tony Awards®, Drama League Awards, and Outer Critics Circle Awards and today was honored with a 2018 Theatre World Award for her Broadway debut in the production.
Children of a Lesser God began performances on Thursday, March 22, 2018 and celebrated its official opening night on Wednesday, April 11. When it plays its final performance on Sunday, May 27, the production will have played 23 preview performances and 54 regular performances.
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 (Mr. Jackson) and the remarkable woman (Ms. Ridloff) he meets there. Now, Mr. Leon's "outstanding production" (NPR) invigorates this landmark play with astounding new relevance and a pair of performances that cannot be missed. Jesse Green of The New York Times raved, "Joshua Jackson is a revelation in a tour de force role, and Lauren Ridloff is sensational and explosive."
Winner of the Tony, Drama Desk, and Olivier Awards for Best Play, Children of a Lesser God caused a sensation among audiences and critics alike when it premiered in 1980.
The creative team for Children of a Lesser God features Tony Award winner Derek McLane (set design), Dede Ayite (costume design), Tony Award nominee Mike Baldassari (lighting design), Jill BC Du Boff (sound design), two-time Grammy Award® winner Branford Marsalis (original music), and Alexandria Wailes (director of artistic sign language). Casting for the production is by Telsey + Company.
The producing team is led by Hal Luftig and includes LHC Theatrical Development, Craig Haffner & Sherry Wright, Yasuhiro Kawana, James L. Nederlander, Rodney Rigby, Albert Nocciolino/Independent Presenters Network, Blue Fog Productions, Suzanne L. Niedland, The Shubert Organization, Jhett Tolentino, Steve & Paula Reynolds, Nyle DiMarco, and Roundabout Theatre Company. Tamar Climan serves as executive producer and Sandy Block as associate producer.
Tickets for Children of a Lesser God can be purchased at telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200, or at the Studio 54 box office (254 West 54thStreet). For groups of 10 or more, contact Broadway Inbound at BroadwayInbound.com or by calling 866-302-0995.
The production is the most accessible play in Broadway history with every performance featuring supertitles seamlessly incorporated into the show's scenic design and closed captioning available through the GalaPro app which is available on Apple or Android devices. Additionally, at select performances of Children of a Lesser God, American Sign Language interpreters will be present. For dates and to buy tickets to these select performances, please visit childrenofalessergodbroadway.com/