Manhattan Theatre Club’s forthcoming production of George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan has announced its principal cast. The production, with director Daniel Sullivan (The Little Foxes, Proof) at the helm, is set to star three-time Tony-nominee Condola Rashad (A Doll’s House – Part 2, The Trip to Bountiful). Joining her will be Walter Bobbie (Guys & Dolls), Adam Chanler-Berat (Peter and the Starcatcher), Jack Davenport (Smash), John Glover (Love! Valour! Compassion!), Patrick Page (Casa Valentina), and Daniel Sunjata (Take Me Out). Also joining the cast are Maurice Jones, Russell G. Jones, Max Gordon Moore, Matthew Saldivar, Robert Stanton, and Lou Sumrall.
Nobel Prize-winner George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan, set in 15th century France, “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.”
The design team for Saint Joan 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 is set to open at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway on April 25, 2018. Previews will begin April 3, 2018.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals and maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.