Model, actor, and activist Nyle DiMarco has joined the creative team of the upcoming Broadway revival of Mark Medoff’s Children of a Lesser God as a producer. Winner of the Tony, Drama Desk, and Olivier Awards for Best Play, the play tells the story of an unconventional teacher at a school for the deaf and the remarkable woman he meets there.
“I am so thrilled to join this talented group of producers on a project that is incredibly important and personal to me,” says DiMarco, who is deaf, in a statement. “The opportunity to be involved in the creative process of a such a spectacular Broadway show is a challenge I am excited to conquer.”
Children of a Lesser God will begin previews on Broadway March 22 at Studio 54. Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun, Fences) directs a cast led by Joshua Jackson (The Affair), Lauren Ridloff (Wonderstruck), and Anthony Edwards (ER).
The production will officially open April 11. Completing the cast are Kecia Lewis, Julee Cerda, Treshelle Edmond, and John McGinty.
DiMarco, who is making his Broadway debut as a producer, is a winner of both America's Next Top Model and Dancing with the Stars. He joins previously announced executive producer Tamar Climan, producers Hal Luftig and Craig Haffner, and associate producer Sanford Block on the project.
“We are so grateful to have Nyle as a producer on this play,” said Luftig. “He will have an integral role in the creative process working with Kenny Leon, and the overall production of Children of a Lesser God, offering a fresh perspective in the room and valuable input in the execution.”
Pre-recorded captioning and audio description technology will be available at performances of Children of a Lesser God beginning April 12. Reservation for the technology is not required, however, guests are encouraged to arrive at the theatre 30 minutes prior to curtain to allow time for set-up.