Children of a Lesser God won the Tony Award® for Best Play in 1980 and then, a few years later, the movie shot Marlee Matlin to fame. Now, it's back on Broadway in a stunning revival starring a terrific Joshua Jackson (Pacey from Dawson's Creek) and newcomer Lauren Ridloff, blazing onto the scene with a Broadway debut above the title. Joshua plays a speech teacher who falls in love with one of his deaf students, played by Lauren.
Kenny Leon directs this beautifully designed play about a speech teacher who falls in love with his student. Kenny directs this production in a way that is both soothing and unsettling all at once. And you'll love John McGinty and Treshelle Edmond's nuanced supporting performances as classmates.
Check out Tyler on the opening night red carpet in the video below.
Photos: Matthew Murphy
Bonus: Children of a Lesser God aims to be the most accessible play in Broadway history with seamlessly integrated supertitles at every performance, closed captioning via the GalaPro app, and ASL interpreters at select performances.
Watch Joshua and Lauren's TEDxBroadway talk here and #StartListening.
Runs through May 27.