Performances begin October 27 for the world premiere of Dead Poets Society at the Classic Stage Company. The new play based is on the beloved 1989 film, written by Academy Award winner Tom Schulman, adapted from his screenplay, and directed by Tony winner John Doyle. Jason Sudeikis stars as professor John Keating—played by the late Robin Williams in the film—an unconventional teacher who inspires his students at a strict, all-boys preparatory school.
The Hollywood actor, making his Off-Broadway debut, is joined by Francesca Carpanini as Chris, David Garrison as Mr. Nolan, William Hochman as Knox Overstreet, Cody Kostro as Charlie Dalton, Yaron Lotan as Richard Cameron, Thomas Mann as Neil Perry, Zane Pais as Todd Anderson, Stephen Barker Turner as Mr. Perry, and Bubba Weiler as Steven Meeks.
The world-premiere production will officially open November 17.
Scenic design is by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, and sound design by Matt Stine.
For tickets and more information, call (212) 352-3101, visit the theatre in person at 136 East 13th Street, Manhattan, or go to classicstage.org.