Revival of Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train Extends Off-Broadway

Off-Broadway News   Revival of Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train Extends Off-Broadway
The Signature Theatre staging, which opened to positive reviews this week, will play an additional two weeks.
Sean Carvajal, Ricardo Chavira, and Edi Gathegi Joan Marcus

Signature Theatre has announced a two-week extension for the Off-Broadway revival of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ 2000 play Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train. The prison drama opened to positive reviews from critics October 23, and will now play through November 26 in the Signature’s Irene Diamond Stage.

The production, directed by Mark Brokaw, marks the first time the play has been seen in New York City since its critically acclaimed debut 17 years ago. Performances began October 5.

Set inside Rikers Island, Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train follows Angel Cruz, a 30-year-old bicycle messenger awaiting trial for the death of the leader of a religious cult. Inside prison, Angel is befriended by a charismatic serial killer named Lucius Jenkins, a born-again believer who will change the course of Angel’s life forever.

The cast is made up of Sean Carvajal as Angel, Edi Gathegi, Ricardo Chavira, Erick Betancourt, and Stephanie DiMaggio.

The creative team includes Riccardo Hernandez (scenic design), Dede M. Ayite (costume design), Scott Zielinski (lighting design), M.L. Dogg (sound design), Deborah Hecht (dialect coach), Cookie Jordan (wig and makeup design). Linda Marvel is the production stage manager. Casting is by Caparelliotis Casting.

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