Meet ‘Children of a Lesser God’ at First Rehearsal

The Company (L-R) John McGinty, Julee Certa, Joshua Jackson, Lauren Ridloff, Kecia Lewis, Anthony Edwards, Treshelle Edmond



by Sandi Durell


The cast and creative team for the upcoming Broadway revival of Children of a Lesser God met with members of the press on February 22 at the production’s first rehearsal. Previews begin March 22 at Studio 54 at 254 West 54 Street.

Kenny Leon directs an amazing cast including Joshua Jackson, Lauren Ridloff, Anthony Edwards, Kecia Lewis, Julee Cerda, Treshelle Edmond and John McGinty.


Joshua Jackson


Lauren Ridloff


Kenny Leon


Nyle DiMarco


Theater Pizzazz spoke with director Kenny Leon along with members of the cast.  The play was published in 1979 by Mark Medoff and first produced in 1980. It focuses on the conflicted professional and romantic relationship between deaf former student, Sarah Norman (Lauren Ridloff), and her teacher, James Leeds (Joshua Jackson).

The producers are Hal Luftig and Nyle DiMarco – Nyle a winner of America’s Next Top Model, Dancing With the Stars, a deaf activist and now a theater producer.


Julee Cerda


Kecia Lewis


John McGinty


Nyle DiMarco, Treshelle Edmond


The question asked is how can we truly communicate? Kenny Leon lays the question bare in this breathtaking new revival. More relevant than ever!


Photos/Video Interviews: Sandi Durell