Signature's Medieval Play Welcomes John Pankow; David Pittu Exits

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08 May 2012

John Pankow
John Pankow
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

John Pankow will replace previously announced David Pittu in the cast of the Off-Broadway world-premiere production of Kenneth Lonergan's Medieval Play by Signature Theatre Company. Pittu has left due to schedule conflicts.

Lonergan directs his own play, to begin previews May 15 at The Irene Diamond Stage in The Pershing Square Signature Center on West 42nd Street. Opening night is June 7.

Pankow joins Anthony Arkin, Heather Burns, Tate Donovan, Halley Feiffer, Kevin Geer, Josh Hamilton and C.J. Wilson in the play that Signature bills this way: "Two French mercenary knights set out on a quest for relative moral redemption against the classic comic background of late 14th-century ecclesiastical politics. A story of friendship, love, noble feats of arms, indiscriminate brutality, the progressive refinement of medieval table manners and the general decline of the chivalric ideal at the onset of the Great Papal Schism of 1378."

Read about John Pankow's Broadway career in the Playbill Vault.

The design team includes Walt Spangler (scenic design), Michael Krass (costume design), Jason Lyons (lighting design), David Van Tieghem (sound design) and J. David Brimmer (fight direction). The production stage manager is David H. Lurie.

Single tickets for Medieval Play are now on sale at the Signature Theatre Box Office at (212) 244-7529 and at signaturetheatre.org.