How Did Critics Review Joan of Arc: Into the Fire?

The Verdict   How Did Critics Review Joan of Arc: Into the Fire?
David Byrne and Alex Timbers’ new rock musical opened at The Public Theater March 15 starring Jo Lampert in the title role.
Jo Lampert and the company Joan Marcus

The world premiere of Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, a new rock musical concert chronicling the rise of the iconic historical figure, officially opened at the Public Theater March 15. The world premiere was created by the duo behind Here Lies Love: Grammy-winning composer and Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and Golden Globe-winning director Alex Timbers.

Previews for Joan of Arc began Off-Broadway February 14 starring Jo Lampert in the title role. The musical features music, book, and lyrics by Byrne and direction by Timbers, as well as choreography by Steven Hoggett. Performances are scheduled to play through April 16.

Read reviews for the debut staging, and take a sneak peek at the show below:

Daily Beast (Katie Baker, Janice Kaplan)
Deadline (Jeremy Gerard)
Entertainment Weekly (Leah Greenblatt)
The Guardian (Alexis Soloski)
The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)
NBC New York (Robert Kahn)
New York Magazine (Jesse Green)
The New York Times (Ben Brantley)
Newsday (Linda Winer)
Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)
The Wrap (Robert Hofler)

The cast also includes Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham (Isabelle); Terence Archie (Warwick); James Brown III (Priest, Judge); Jonathan Burke (Priest, Judge); Rodrick Covington (Priest, Judge); Sean Allan Krill (Bishop Cauchon); Mike McGowan (La Tremouille); Mary Kate Morrissey (Female Standby); Dimitri Joseph Moïse (Male Swing); Adam Perry (Priest, Judge); John Schiappa (Priest, Judge); Kyle Selig (Dauphin, King Charles); and Michael James Shaw (Baudricourt).

The production features scenic design by Chris Barreca; costume design by Clint Ramos; lighting design by Justin Townsend; sound design by Cody Spencer; projection design by Darrel Maloney; special effects design by Jeremy Chernick; wigs, hair, and make-up design by Dave Bova and J. Jared Janas; and music direction by Kris Kukul.

Tickets are available by calling (212) 967-7555, by visiting, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street, New York.

(Updated March 16, 2017)


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