Children of a Lesser God Opens on Broadway

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Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff star in the first-ever Broadway revival of Mark Medoff’s Tony Award-winning play.
Lauren Ridloff and Joshua Jackson Matthew Murphy

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 opens 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.

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

In addition, American Sign Language interpreters will be present at select performances of Children of a Lesser God. Click here for the complete schedule.

The revival arrives 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.

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