Audiences and critics around the country have embraced Sherrill's work. The story of Jesus and his disciples is told not as a prim Sunday school tale, but full of drama and fire. The Washington Post called the piece "gritty" and full of "passion, longing, greed, ambition, intrigue and betrayal," in which Sherrill plays multiple roles and relates the milestones of the life of Jesus. Opening is set for March 16.
Sherrill was named by Atlanta Magazine in 2000 as Atlanta's Best Dramatic Actor. He has performed in 15 productions at Atlantais Alliance Theatre and is an artistic associate for the Georgia Shakespeare Festival where he has performed in over 30 productions in 12 seasons. In addition, he has appeared in many productions at Marietta's Theatre in the Square, the Horizon Theater, Actor's Express, Theatre Emory and the Georgia Ensemble Theatre.
The Gospel of John is directed by Scott Cowart, with lighting by Jeremy Skidmore and Darryl Moran. The New York production is presented by Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Carolyn Rossi Copeland and The Lamb's Theatre Company. Gibbs' producing credits include Bat Boy The Musical, The Big Bang and, as an associate producer, Fully Committed, Smoke on the Mountain and The Last Session. Carolyn Rossi Copeland served as producing artistic director of The Lamb's Theatre from 1978-1996 and most recently, returned there with The Prince and The Pauper.
The Gospel of John plays The Lamb's Theatre (130 W. 44th Street) 8 PM Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday, 2 PM Wednesday & Saturday and 3 PM Sunday. No performances Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
Tickets are $45. Call Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or visit http://www.telecharge.com. For group information, call (212) 575-0300 ext. 24. For more info, visit www.gospel ofjohn.com.