Tony-Nominated Shadowlands to Be Revived Off-Broadway

Off-Broadway News   Tony-Nominated Shadowlands to Be Revived Off-Broadway
FPA’s production will mark the first New York revival of William Nicholson’s play since it debuted on Broadway.
Robin Abramson
Robin Abramson

Fellowship for Performing Arts has announced that it will kick off its third season with the first New York revival of William Nicholson’s Tony-nominated play Shadowlands. The drama debuted on Broadway in 1991.

In Shadowlands, English author C.S. Lewis strikes up a correspondence with the divorced American poet Joy Davidman, which leads to an unexpected romance and marriage and a love that must surmount a tragic obstacle.

The revival, directed by Christa Scott-Reed, will begin performances October 17 ahead of a November 1 opening night. The limited Off-Broadway engagement is scheduled through January 7, 2018, at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row.

The cast will be made up of Daniel Gerroll (High Society, The Homecoming) as C.S. Lewis; Robin Abramson (Tribes, Blackbird) as Joy Davidman; John C. Vennema (Linda) as Lewis’ brother, Warnie; Sean Gormley (Rebel in the Soul) as Christopher Riley; Dan Kremer (Julius Ceasar) as Harry Harrington; Jack McCarthy (Finding Neverland) and Jacob Morrell (Kinky Boots) alternating as Joy’s young son Douglas; Jacob H. Knoll (Hamlet) as Alan Gregg and Doctor; Daryll Heysham (Romeo and Juliet) as Dr. Oakley, Waiter, Clerk, and Priest; Stephanie Cozart (Lost in Yonkers) as Registrar and Nurse; and John Little (Cabaret) and Amy Bizjak (Fabulous!) as understudies.

The production will feature scenic design by Kelly James Tighe, costume design by Michael Bevins, lighting design by Aaron Spivey, and original music and sound design by John Gromada. The stage manager is Kelly Burns. Casting is by Carol Hanzel with casting consulting by Judy Henderson, C.S.A. Ken Denison is executive producer.

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