James Vincent Meredith, Roslyn Ruff, Paige Gilbert, Julian Robertson, Gabby Beans, and Priscilla Lopez lead the cast of Lincoln Center Theater's Broadway revival of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer-winning The Skin of Our Teeth, opening at the Vivian Beaumont Theater April 25. Obie winner and LCT Resident Director Lileana Blain-Cruz makes her Broadway directorial debut helming the production, which coincides with the 125th anniversary of the Our Town playwright's birth. Watch highlights from the new revival above.
Also featured in the cast are Eunice Bae, Terry Bell, Ritisha Chakraborty, William DeMeritt, Jeremy Gallardo, Avery Glymph, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Noor Hamdi, Tyrone Mitchell Henderson, Maya Jackson, Anaseini Katoa, Cameron Keitt, Megan Moax, Kathimarice Lopez, Lindsay Rico, Julian Rozzell, Jr., Julyana Soelistyo, Phillip Taratula, Beau Thom, Alphonso Walker, Jr., Arienne Wells, and Sarin Monae West in the ensemble.
The production, which includes new material by Gloria and Everybody playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, also features sets by Adam Rigg, costumes by Montana Levi Blanco, lighting by Yi Zhao, sound by Palmer Hefferan, and projections by Hannah Wasileski. Charles M. Turner III is the stage manager, and casting is by Daniel Swee.
Following the Antrobus family through an Ice Age, a biblical flood, and war, The Skin of Our Teeth looks closely at what it means to survive and to live. The work premiered on Broadway in 1942 with a production starring Tallulah Bankhead, Frederic March, Florence Eldridge, and Montgomery Clift. The piece would go on to win the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In the years since, the work has been revived on Broadway two times before this current production, which is the Main Stem's first since 1975.