'Children of a Lesser God' April 11th 2017

Kenny Leon will be returning to Broadway with his new play 'Children of a Lesser God'.  The play will star Joshua Jackson (known for his TV roles including “Dawson’s Creek” and “The Affair”) as James Leeds and Lauren Ridloff, a former Miss Deaf America, as Sarah Norman.

 
 
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Overview

Synopsis: "Children of a Lesser God tells the story of James Leeds, a new teacher at a school for the deaf, and Sarah Norman, the school’s one-time star student who has stayed behind as its cleaning woman rather than venturing out into the hearing world. James immediately takes a keen interest in Sarah, and tries to persuade her to communicate orally by lip reading. They soon embark on an emotional journey that will teach them both new ways of communicating and loving and, in the process, they build a romance beyond words."

The first staging of Children of a Lesser God on Broadway took place in 1980 and earned three Tony Awards, including "Best Play," as well as two Tonys for its leading actors Phyllis Frelichand John Rubinstein. It ran for more than two years and went on to be adapted for the silver screen, earning five Academy Award nominations and winning Marlee Matlin an Oscar for "Best Actress" in 1987. Ms. Frelich and Ms. Matlin remain the only deaf actresses to have ever won the Tony Award and Academy Award, respectively, for leading roles.


Media Links 

BROADWAY RADIO

Today on Broadway: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

https://broadwayradio.com/blog/2017/08/16/today-on-broadway-wednesday-august-16-2017/

August 16, 2017

 

NEW YORK THEATRE GUIDE

Children of a Lesser God to be revived at Studio 54

http://www.newyorktheatreguide.com/news/nytg17/childrenofalessergod558904.htm

August 16, 2017

 

AJC MUSIC SCENE

Kenny Leon headed back to Broadway with ‘Children of a Lesser God’

http://music.blog.ajc.com/2017/08/16/kenny-leon-headed-back-to-broadway-with-children-of-a-lesser-god/

August 16, 2017

 

CULTURESS.COM

Joshua Jackson set to take on the Great White Way in Children of a Lesser God

https://culturess.com/2017/08/16/joshua-jackson-children-lesser-god/

August 16, 2017