Joshua Jackson (The Affair, Dawson’s Creek) and Lauren Ridloff (Wonderstruck) co-star in the Broadway revival of Mark Medoff’s landmark drama Children of a Lesser God, which officially opened April 11 at Studio 54.
Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (Fences) directs the first-ever revival of the play that explores the relationship between a teacher at a school for the Deaf, and 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.
Flip through photos of the opening night below:
Inside the Opening Night For Children of a Lesser God on Broadway
The cast also includes Emmy Award winner Anthony Edwards (ER), Kecia Lewis, Julee Cerda, Treshelle Edmond, and John McGinty.
Lead producer Hal Luftig has taken steps to ensure that the production will be accessible to all audiences. Supertitles of Medoff’s dialogue will be seamlessly incorporated into Derek McLane’s scenic design for each performance; closed captioning will also be available through the GalaPro app on Apple and Android devises. Audience members must first download the GalaPro app and then download the Children of a Lesser God app upon arriving at Studio 54. Visit galaprompter.com/#galapro-app.
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.