Manhattan Theatre Club celebrates the official Broadway opening of George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan starring Tony nominee Condola Rashad (A Doll’s House, Part 2) in the title role, April 25. The revival, helmed by Tony winner Daniel Sullivan, began previews at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre April 3.
Set in 15th century France, the play recounts the story of a peasant girl who claimed to hear the voices of saints directing her to help the Dauphin of France drive the English out of the country. While she was successful in battle, she was ultimately betrayed and tried for heresy.
Rounding out the cast are Adam Chanler-Berat (Amélie), Patrick Page (Casa Valentina) Graceland's Daniel Sunjata (The Country House), Jack Davenport (Smash), Chicago director Walter Bobbie (who returns to Broadway as an actor for the first time in 20 years), John Glover (The Cherry Orchard), Maurice Jones (Linda), Russell G. Jones (Ruined), Max Gordon Moore (Indecent), Matthew Saldivar (Important Hats of the 20th Century), Robert Stanton (Fuddy Meers), and Lou Sumrall (Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune).
Saint Joan, last seen on Broadway in 1993, is playing a limited engagement through June 10.
The MTC revival features scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Jane Greenwood, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by Obadiah Eaves, projections by Christopher Ash, hair and wig design by Tom Watson, original music by Bill Frisell, and make-up by Tommy Kurzman. Deborah Hecht is the dialect coach.