The Broadway revival of Mark Medoff’s Tony Award-winning drama Children of a Lesser God, co-starring Joshua Jackson (The Affair, Dawson’s Creek) and Lauren Ridloff (Wonderstruck), ends its run May 27 at Studio 54.
Children of a Lesser God began previews March 22 and officially opened April 11. It will have played 23 previews and 54 regular performances upon closing.
Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (Fences) directed the first-ever revival of the play that explores the relationship between a teacher at a school for the Deaf, and Sarah, the young woman he meets there. The play, which challenges long held misconceptions about Deaf culture and the essence of communication, won the 1980 Tony Award for Best Play.
Ridloff earned a Tony Award nomination for her Broadway debut performance as Sarah.
The cast also includes Emmy Award winner Anthony Edwards (ER), Kecia Lewis, Julee Cerda, Treshelle Edmond, and John McGinty.
The noteworthy revival of Children of a Lesser God is billed as the most accessible production in Broadway history with the incorporation of new technology and creative design elements to make the play accessible to Deaf and hard of hearing audiences. Supertitles of Medoff’s dialogue have been seamlessly incorporated into Derek McLane’s scenic design, while closed captioning is also available through the GalaPro app on Apple and Android devices.
In addition, American Sign Language interpreters are present at select performances of Children of a Lesser God. Click here for the complete schedule.
The revival arrived on Broadway following a regional premiere at the Berkshire Theatre Festival last summer.
The production has costume design by Dede Ayite and lighting design by Tony Award nominee Mike Baldassari. Casting for the production is by Telsey + Company.
Luftig is joined on the producing team by Tamar Climan, Craig Haffner, and Sandy Block. Model, actor, and Deaf activist Nyle DiMarco is making his Broadway debut as a co-producer on the production.