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Initial Broadway Casting Announced for Prayer for the French Republic

Initial casting has been announced for the Broadway premiere of Prayer for the French Republic, written by Drama Desk Award winner Joshua Harmon and directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Performances will begin Tuesday, December 19, 2023, with opening night set for Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

The cast of Prayer for the French Republic will feature Betsy Aidem (Leopoldstadt), Francis Benhamou (Winner, 2022 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Performer in a Play and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play), Ari Brand, multi-Emmy Award nominee Anthony Edwards (“ER,” Top Gun), Molly Ranson (Bad Jews), Nancy Robinette, and Aria Shahghasemi (“Legacies”). Additional cast members and the creative team will be announced soon.

Winner of the 2022 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play, Joshua Harmon’s Prayer for the French Republic bursts onto Broadway after MTC’s highly acclaimed extended, sold-out Off-Broadway run. In 1944, a Jewish couple in Paris desperately awaits news of their missing family. More than 70 years later, the couple’s great-grandchildren find themselves facing the same question as their ancestors: “Are we safe?” This celebrated work by the author of Bad Jews and Significant Other is about history, home and the effects of an ancient hatred. The New York Times calls it “thought-provoking, heart-wrenching and wickedly funny.” Directing is David Cromer, a Tony Award winner for The Band’s Visit.

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