Photos: PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC Company Celebrates Opening Night

Prayer For the French Republic opened last night, January 9, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

By: Jan. 10, 2024
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The Manhattan Theatre Club production of Prayer for the French Republic has officially opened on Broadway! The play opened last night, January 9, at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

BroadwayWorld is taking you on the red carpet at the production's opening. Check out photos below!

The play is written by Drama Desk Award winner Joshua Harmon and directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer.

The cast of Prayer for the French Republic features Betsy Aidem (Leopoldstadt, Prayer at MTC), Francis Benhamou (Prayer at MTC – winner, 2022 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Performer in a Play and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play), Ari Brand (Prayer at MTC), multi-Emmy Award nominee Anthony Edwards (“ER,” Top Gun), Ethan Haberfield (Mary Poppins), Richard Masur (Lucky Guy, Democracy), Nael Nacer(The Orchard), Daniel Oreskes (Oslo, “Only Murders in the Building”), Molly Ranson (Prayer at MTC, Bad Jews), Nancy Robinette (Prayer at MTC), and Aria Shahghasemi (“Legacies”).

 The creative team includes Takeshi Kata (scenic design), Sarah Laux (costume design), AmithChandrashaker (lighting design), Daniel Kluger (original music & sound design), J. Jared Janas (hair and makeup design), Gigi Buffington (vocal coach), Caparelliotis Casting, Kelly Gillespie & Caparelliotis Casting (casting), and Richard A. Hodge (production stage manager).

 Winner of the 2022 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best New Off-Broadway Play, Joshua Harmon’s Prayer for the French Republic bursts onto Broadway after MTC’s highly acclaimed extended, sold-out Off-Broadway run. A celebrated work by the author of Bad Jews and Significant Other, which The New York Times calls "thought-provoking, heart-wrenching and wickedly funny." Directing is David Cromer, a Tony Award® winner for The Band's Visit.

Photo Credit: Bruce Glikas 

Prayer for the French Republic
Playwright Joshua Harmon, Richard Masur, Molly Ranson, Nael Nacer, Anthony Edwards, Betsy Aidem, Francis Benhamou and Nancy Robinette (Bottom Row L-R) Aria Shahghasemi, Director David Cromer, Ethan Haberfield, Ari Brand and Daniel Oreskes

Prayer for the French Republic
Aria Shahghasemi, Nael Nacer, Molly Ranson, Richard Masur, Francis Benhamou, Betsy Aidem and Anthony Edwards

Prayer for the French Republic
Aria Shahghasemi, Nael Nacer, Molly Ranson, Richard Masur, Francis Benhamou, Betsy Aidem and Anthony Edwards

Prayer for the French Republic
Ethan Haberfield, Ari Brand, Nancy Robinette and Daniel Oreskes

Prayer for the French Republic
Ethan Haberfield, Ari Brand, Nancy Robinette and Daniel Oreskes

Prayer for the French Republic
Richard Masur, Ethan Haberfield, Ari Brand, Nancy Robinette and Daniel Oreskes

Prayer for the French Republic
Manhattan Theatre Club Artistic Director Lynne Meadow, Playwright Josh Harmon, Director David Cromer and Manhattan Theatre Club Executive Director Chris Jennings

Prayer for the French Republic
Manhattan Theatre Club Artistic Director Lynne Meadow, Playwright Josh Harmon, Director David Cromer and Manhattan Theatre Club Executive Director Chris Jennings

Prayer for the French Republic
Betsy Aidem and Molly Ranson

Prayer for the French Republic
Francis Benhamou and Aria Shahghasemi

Prayer for the French Republic
Anthony Edwards and Richard Masur

Prayer for the French Republic
Manhattan Theatre Club Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Manhattan Theatre Club Executive Director Chris Jennings

Prayer for the French Republic
Playwright Josh Harmon and Director David Cromer

Prayer for the French Republic
Manhattan Theatre Club Director of Artistic Producing Stephen M. Kaus, Steve Kaus, Manhattan Theatre Club Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Manhattan Theatre Club Executive Director Chris Jennings

Prayer for the French Republic
Playwright Joshua Harmon, Richard Masur, Molly Ranson, Nael Nacer, Anthony Edwards, Betsy Aidem, Francis Benhamou and Nancy Robinette (Bottom Row L-R) Aria Shahghasemi, Director David Cromer, Ethan Haberfield, Ari Brand and Daniel Oreskes

Prayer for the French Republic
MTC Artistic Director Lynne Meadow, Playwright Joshua Harmon, Richard Masur, Molly Ranson, Nael Nacer, Anthony Edwards, Betsy Aidem, Francis Benhamou, Nancy Robinette and MTC Executive Director Chris Jennings (Bottom Row L-R) Aria Shahghasemi, Director David Cromer, Ethan Haberfield, Ari Brand and Daniel Oreskes




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