MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB'S SAINT JOAN PRODUCTION
Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) in association with Eddie Marks/Ostar are pleased to announce the principal cast for Manhattan Theatre Club’s new Broadway production of Saint Joan written by Nobel Prize in Literature and Academy Award winner Bernard Shaw and directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes, Proof), starring three-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad (A Doll’s House, Part 2; “Billions”).
Joining Rashad will be Walter Bobbie (marking the theatrical director’s first return to Broadway as an actor in over 20 years), Adam Chanler-Berat (Peter and the Starcatcher), Jack Davenport (“Smash”), John Glover (The Cherry Orchard), Patrick Page (MTC’s Casa Valentina), Daniel Sunjata (MTC’s The Country House), Maurice Jones (MTC’s Linda), Russell G. Jones (MTC’s Ruined), Max Gordon Moore (Indecent), Matthew Saldivar (MTC’s Important Hats of the 20th Century), Robert Stanton (MTC’s Fuddy Meers), Lou Sumrall (Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune).
The design team will include Scott Pask (scenic design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Justin Townsend (lighting design), Obadiah Eaves (sound design), Christopher Ash (projection design), Tom Watson (hair and wig design), Bill Frisell (original music), Deborah Hecht (dialect coach), and Tommy Kurzman (make-up design).
Saint Joan will begin previews Tuesday, April 3, 2018 ahead of a Wednesday, April 25, 2018 opening night at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).
Three-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad (A Doll’s House, Part 2) will star as one of history’s greatest heroines in a major new production of Bernard Shaw's epic work directed by Daniel Sullivan (Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes). Set in 15th century France, Saint Joan follows a country girl whose mysterious visions propel her into elite circles. When the nation’s rulers become threatened by her popularity and influence, they unite to bring her down and she finds herself on trial for her life. This timeless and powerful play dramatizes the limits of an individual in a society dominated by overwhelming political and religious forces.
Manhattan Theatre Club, under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. Over the past four and a half decades, MTC productions have earned numerous awards including six Pulitzer Prizes and 23 Tony Awards. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and two Off-Broadway theatres at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). Renowned MTC productions include Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes; August Wilson’s Jitney; Cost of Living by Martyna Majok; Vietgone by Qui Nguyen; Sell/Buy/Date by Sarah Jones; Heisenberg by Simon Stephens; The Father by Florian Zeller with translation by Christopher Hampton; Fool For Love by Sam Shepard; Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein; Outside Mullingar and Doubt by John Patrick Shanley; Murder Ballad by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash; The Assembled Parties by Richard Greenberg; Wit by Margaret Edson; Venus in Fur by David Ives; Good People and Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire; The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez; Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies; Ruined by Lynn Nottage; Proof by David Auburn; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife by Charles Busch; Love! Valour! Compassion! by Terrence McNally; The Piano Lesson by August Wilson; Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley; and Ain’t Misbehavin’, the Fats Waller musical. For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.
Tickets are available at Telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200, or by visiting The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Box Office at 261 West 47th Street. Ticket prices are $65-$145.
New and renewing subscribers can still join us for the season by calling the MTC Clubline at 212-399-3050.
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· TUESDAY, APRIL 3 – SUNDAY, APRIL 8: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday at 7PM; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8PM; Matinee on Sunday at 2PM. There are only seven performances this week.
· TUESDAY, APRIL 10 – SUNDAY, APRIL 22: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday at 7PM; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8PM; Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2PM.
· TUESDAY, APRIL 24 – SUNDAY, APRIL 29 (WEEK OF OPENING): Tuesday and Sunday at 7PM; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8PM; Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2PM. The curtain time of the opening night performance on Wednesday is TBD.
· TUESDAY, MAY 1 – SUNDAY, MAY 6: Tuesday at 7PM; Wednesday-Saturday at 8PM; Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2PM.
· TUESDAY, MAY 8 – SUNDAY, MAY 20: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7PM; Thursday-Saturday at 8PM; Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2PM.
· TUESDAY, MAY 22 – SUNDAY, MAY 27: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7PM; Thursday-Saturday at 8PM; Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2PM. There is a 1PM Education Matinee on Wednesday.
· TUESDAY, MAY 29 – SUNDAY, JUNE 10: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7PM; Thursday-Saturday at 8PM; Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2PM.
CONDOLA RASHAD (Joan) recently earned her third Tony Award nomination for her return to the Broadway stage in Lucas Hnath's Tony-nominated new play A Doll’s House, Part 2, opposite Emmy Award-winner Laurie Metcalf, Academy Award-winner Chris Cooper and Tony Award-winner Jayne Houdyshell. Rashad began her career onstage and debuted off-Broadway at the Manhattan Theatre Club playing a young girl in a brothel in Lynn Nottage’s 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined. She was nominated for Tony Awards and Drama Desk Awards for her roles in Lydia Diamond’s Stick Fly and the late Horton Foote’s The Trip To Bountiful, opposite Cicely Tyson. In 2013, Rashad played “Juliet” to critical acclaim on Broadway, opposite Orlando Bloom’s "Romeo." Earlier this year, Rashad completed production on the Netflix film Come Sunday, which reunites her with director Joshua Marston and in which she stars opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor. In Spring of 2016, Rashad completed production on Academy Award nominee Milcho Manchevski’s independent film Bikini Moon, which she stars in as the title character. Later that year, Rashad was seen co-starring in Joshua Marston’s Complete Unknown opposite Michael Shannon and Rachel Weisz, and in Jodie Foster's Money Monster, opposite George Clooney and Julia Roberts. On television, Rashad is known for her series regular role as the young, motivated Assistant District Attorney "Kate Sacker" in Showtime's acclaimed series “Billions”, which will return for a third season early next year. Previous television and film credits include a recurring role on NBC's “Smash” and a starring turn in the Lifetime remake of Steel Magnolias, as well as appearances in Sex And The City 2, “Law and Order: Criminal Intent” and “The Good Wife.” A graduate of California Institute of the Arts, Condola currently resides in New York.
WALTER BOBBIE (Cauchon) is an actor, director, and former Artistic Director of City Center’s Encores! Actor: Guys & Dolls, Polish Joke, Getting Married, Assassins, A History Of The American Film, Driving Miss Daisy, Café Crown, Anything Goes, and the original Grease among many others. Director: Bright Star, Venus in Fur, The Landing, Golden Age, School for Lies, White Christmas, Chicago, The Submission, The Savannah Disputation, Footloose, New Jerusalem, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Sweet Charity, Twentieth Century. Mr. Bobbie is board member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and the recipient of the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Tony Awards.
ADAM CHANLER-BERAT (Dauphin). Broadway: Nino in Amelie, Peter in Peter and the Starcatcher, Henry in Next to Normal. Regional: George in Sunday in the Park with George (Huntington Theatre). He originated Peter in Peter and the Starcatcher and Henry in Next to Normal on and off Broadway. Off-Broadway: Dylan in The Fortress of Solitude (Public Theater/NYSF, Lortel nomination Best Actor), Harold in Fly by Night (Playwrights Horizons), Mark in Rent (New World Stages) and Benji in My Favorite Year (York). Web Series: “It Could Be Worse.” Television: “Elementary,” “Veep,” “The Good Wife,” “Doubt.” Film: Delivery Man.
JACK DAVENPORT (Warwick). Theatre includes: Hamlet, The Servant (Olivier Award nomination), Lady Windermere’s Fan (West End), Enemies (Almeida). Film includes: A United Kingdom, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Pirates of the Caribbean (1, 2 & 3), The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Libertine, Mother’s Milk. Television includes: “Next of Kin” (ITV), “White Famous,” “Breathless,” “Smash,” “Flash Forward,” “Swingtown,” “Coupling,” “This Life.” Saint Joan marks Jack’s Broadway debut. While he understands he’s a bit long in the tooth to be making any sort of debut, he’s nonetheless thrilled.
JOHN GLOVER (Archbishop, Gentleman). Broadway: The Cherry Orchard; Macbeth; Death of A Salesman; The Royal Family; Waiting for Godot (Tony Nomination); The Drowsy Chaperone; Give Me Your Answer, Do!; Love! Valour! Compassion! (Tony Award); Tartuffe. Off-Broadway: (Select Credits): Fire And Air, Troilus and Cressida, Nikolai and the Others, The Paris Letter (Drama League Award, Drama Desk Nomination). Television (Select Credits): “Smallville,” “Brimstone,” “Frasier” (Emmy Nom.), “An Early Frost” (Emmy Nom.), “Crime and Punishment” (Emmy Nom.), “Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder” (Emmy Nom.), “L.A. Law” (Emmy Nom.). Film: over 35 films including Payback; Batman and Robin; Love! Valour! Compassion!; Gremlins II; Scrooged; The Chocolate War; Masquerade; 52 Pick-Up; White Nights; Melvin and Howard; Julia; and Annie Hall.
PATRICK PAGE (Inquisitor, Baudricourt). Broadway: Valentina in Casa Valentina, Buckley in Time to Kill, DeGuiche in Cyrano De Bergerac, Green Goblin in Spider-Man, Henry VIII in Man for All Seasons, Decius in Julius Caesar, Scar in The Lion King, Grinch in The Grinch, Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast, Mackie in Kentucky Cycle. New York: Hades in Hadestown (NYTW), Cymbeline in Cymbeline (Shakespeare in the Park), Max in The Sound of Music (Carnegie Hall). Regional: Associate Artist of The Old Globe (Cyrano, Malvolio, etc.) and Shakespeare Theatre Company, D.C. (Coriolanus, Prospero, Iago, etc). TV: “Elementary,” “Madame Secretary,” “The Good Wife,” “Blacklist,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Flesh and Bone,” “Law and Order: SVU,” etc.
DANIEL SUNJATA (Dunois) recently starred in the ABC drama “Notorious” opposite Piper Perabo. Previous television work includes TNT’s “Animal Kingdom,” USA's “Graceland” and FX's “Rescue Me.” Sunjata was recently seen in the feature Small Town Crime starring Octavia Spencer and John Hawkes. Additional film credits include Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, The Devil Wears Prada and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. He was nominated for a Tony in the Tony Award-winning play Take Me Out by Richard Greenberg. Other theatre credits include Lincoln Center’s Macbeth, New York Shakespeare Festival's Henry VIII, Guthrie Theater's Twelfth Night and Cyrano de Bergerac at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.
MAURICE JONES (Courcelles, Page to Dunois). Broadway: The Cherry Orchard, Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar. Off-Broadway: Linda (Manhattan Theatre Club), Troilus & Cressida, Pretty Hunger (Public Theater), Little Children Dream of God (Roundabout). Regional: The Model American, A Legendary Romance (Williamstown), As You Like It, Ruined, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Taming of the Shrew (Denver Center), Butler (Barrington Stage), Julius Caesar (Folger Shakespeare Library), Lives of Reason (Two River Theater), The Learned Ladies (STNJ), Richard III, Charley’s Aunt, Fahrenheit 451, Topdog/Underdog, Nicholas Nickleby, Our Town (National Theatre Conservatory). Television: "30 Rock", "Conviction". Film: Winter’s Tale, And So It Goes, Romeo & Juliet. National Theatre Conservatory, MFA.
RUSSELL G. JONES (Tremouille, Page to Warwick). Theater: Ruined (MTC/Geffen/Intiman/Goodman, Obie), In The Blood (Signature Theater), Father Comes Home From The Wars (The Public/Mark Taper Forum), The Call (Playwrights), The Surgeon And Her Daughters (Cherry Lane), Whipping Man (Cleveland Play House),Our Lady of 121st Street, A View from 151st Street, In Arabia We’d All Be Kings (Labyrinth). Film/TV: Detroit, The Ticket, Pinch, A Most Violent Year, Side Effects, Touched With Fire, Traffic (SAG Award), Turntable, “Godless,” “The Americans,” “The Knick,” “Louie,” “Person of Interest,” “The Blacklist,” “Do No Harm,” “Elementary,” “Law & Order,” “Spin City.” Multi-disciplined member of Labyrinth Theatre Company since 1995.
MAX GORDON MOORE (Bluebeard, Ladvenu) is pleased to make his MTC debut in Saint Joan. Broadway: Indecent, Relatively Speaking. Off-Broadway: Describe the Night (Atlantic Theater), Man From Nebraska (Second Stage), Indecent (Vineyard), Man and Superman, It’s A Wonderful Life (Irish Rep). Recent: The Master Builder (BAM); Arcadia; The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Yale Rep); Time and the Conways (Old Globe); Constellations (Seattle Rep); Tragedy: A Tragedy (Berkeley Rep); As You Like It, Merchant of Venice, Merry Wives of Windsor, Richard III (California Shakespeare); Pleasure and Pain (Magic Theatre); Bach at Leipzig (ACT Theatre); The Seagull (Cleveland Playhouse). Film/TV: “Instinct,” “Madam Secretary,” “The Good Wife.” MFA, Yale School of Drama, Hershel Williams Prize in Acting.
MATTHEW SALDIVAR (D’Estivet, Polly). MTC - Important Hats of the 20th Century (Moritz von Stuelpnagel dir.). Broadway: Junk (Doug Hughes dir.), Act One (James Lapine dir.), Black Stache in Peter and The Starcatcher, Honeymoon in Vegas, A Streetcar Named Desire, Grease, The Wedding Singer. Off-Broadway includes: Hamlet (Sam Gold dir.), Hadestown (Rachel Chavkin dir.), Daphne’s Dive (Thomas Kail dir.), All In The Timing (John Rando dir.), South Pacific (Luther Billis in LCT’s First National Tour) Regional includes: The Royal Family (Rachel Chavkin dir.), Harps and Angels (Jerry Zaks dir.), Working (Christopher Ashley dir.), Current TV: Netflix’s The Good Cop. Education: BA/MA, Middlebury College; MFA, NYU.
ROBERT STANTON (Chaplain, English Soldier, Steward to Baudricourt). MTC: Fuddy Meers, Overtime. Broadway: A Free Man of Color, Mary Stuart, The Coast of Utopia, A Small Family Business. Off-Broadway: Two-dozen credits include All in the Timing (Obie, Clarence Derwent award) and Love Child co-written with Daniel Jenkins. Recent credits include Dying for It (Atlantic); The Killer (Theatre for a New Audience); Mr. Puff in The Critic & Moon in The Real Inspector Hound (Emery Battis Award; Guthrie, Shakespeare Theatre Company), Strange Interlude (STC); The School for Wives (Two River); Rear Window (Hartford Stage). Over twenty films including Jason Bourne, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Next Stop Wonderland, Dennis the Menace, and Bob Roberts. Recent television: “Mr. Mercedes.”
LOU SUMRALL (La Hire, Executioner) is making his B’way debut in the role of La Hire in his first work for Manhattan Theatre Club. BROADWAY: Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune (us.). OFF-BROADWAY: Disconnect (Lark), Scaring the Fish (Intar). REGIONAL: Women in Jeopardy (Merrimack Rep), Lonesome Hollow (CATF), Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety (Actors Theatre of Louisville), The Uninvited Guest (Florida Rep), All The Way (Cleveland Playhouse), The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter (Arkansas Repertory Theatre). FILM: Ghost Town, Gracie, Tenderness, My Soul to Take, The Bounty Hunter. TV: “High Maintenance,” “Soul Man,” “NYPD Blue,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Feds.” OTHER: Billy Grey (GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony, GTA IV: The Lost and Damned). EDUCATION: Rutgers M.F.A. Mason Gross School of the Arts.