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Prodigal Son Off-Broadway Original Cast

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Prodigal Son Off-Broadway

Prodigal Son is a passionate, explosive portrait of a young man on the verge of salvation or destruction, written and directed by John Patrick Shanley (of Tony, Academy Award, and Pulitzer Prize fame). A 17-year-old boy (Timothee Chalamet) from The Bronx finds himself suddenly in a private school in New Hampshire. He’s violent, gifted, alienated, on fire with a ferocious loneliness. Two faculty members (Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard and Chris McGarry) wrestle with the dilemma: Is the kid a star or a disaster?

The world premiere of Prodigal Son marks another exciting step forward in the collaboration between Manhattan Theatre Club and this visceral New York playwright (Doubt, Outside Mullingar).


Timothee Chalamet, who showcased his versatility by performing in John Patrick Shanley's play "Prodigal Son" at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 2016, has since become a prominent figure in both film and theater. more...

Robert Sean Leonard, known for his Tony Award-winning performance as A. E. Housman in "The Invention of Love," brought his extensive stage experience to the cast of "Prodigal Son," adding depth to the production with his seasoned acting skills. more...

David Potters, an accomplished actor, monologist, and filmmaker, made his Off-Broadway debut in John Patrick Shanley's "Prodigal Son" at Manhattan Theatre Club. more...

Awards and Nominations

2016 The Lortels
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play: Timothee Chalamet won.
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