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Children of a Lesser God
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Children of a Lesser God

Mar 22, 2018 - May 27, 2018
Running time: 2:35
Studio 54
254 W 54th St
New York, NY 10019
By Bus: M27 M50 M31 & M57 (crosstown) M10 M20 M104 (north - south)
By Subway: N, R, Q, W to 57th St, South to 54th St, West to theatre
Show Description:


Kenny Leon

Written By

Mark Medoff

Listed at TKTS:
See TKTS Live
$55.00 - $149.00
prices subject to change
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$32 - student rush tickets at the box office on the day of the performance. Tickets will be limited to one per student ID.
Audience Advisory
At every performance, Children of a Lesser God will feature supertitles that have been seamlessly incorporated into the show’s scenic design, allowing audiences to follow the script without detracting from the actors’ performances. Additionally, each performance will feature closed captioning available through the GalaPro app (available on Apple or Android devices). Lastly, at select performances of Children of a Lesser God, American Sign Language interpreters will be present. Visit website for further details.
Age Guidance: 13
Show Notes
1 Intermission


Theatre is wheelchair accessible on the Orchestra level only. Wheelchair seating is available in the Orchestra only.
None available
Icon Parking or Central Parking - various Midtown locations
No steps into theatre from sidewalk.
Accessible restrooms on Orchestra level only
Water Fountain
Orchestra level near Box Office
None on premises
Assisted Listening System
Infrared Listening Devices are available


It’s been nearly 40 years since this drama about the stormy love affair between a deaf woman and a hearing man won a Tony Award for best play. Since then, stories on New York stages in which deafness is part of the dramatic conversation — let alone, the key to it  — have been scarce. “Tribes,” a family drama, and Deaf West’s “Spring Awakening,” are recent ones that come to mind.  For that reason alone “Children of a Lesser God” deserves props. CONTINUE READING THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS REVIEW
The world is a much different place than it was when the 1980 Tony-winning play first brought much needed attention to the complicated issues facing the hearing-impaired. Technology has eased communication for many, and in fact the play is using a new GalaPro system that offers closed captioning via a cellphone app.But the drama’s impact remains as it unfolds in the mind of James Leeds (Joshua Jackson), a speech therapist at a school for the deaf who looks back on his relationship with Sarah Norman (Lauren Ridloff), a former student who became a maid at the school, unable to face life away from the only home she’d ever known CONTINUE READING THE NEWSDAY REVIEW
There are two intense scenes in Children of a Lesser God’s first Broadway revival, opening tonight at Studio 54 almost 30 years after its Tony-sweeping debut, that are already reason enough to see it. In the first showstopper, late in Act One, Sarah Norman — deaf from birth and mute by choice — uses sign language to explain what her silence “sounds” like to her teacher and future lover. Sarah’s long fingers flutter and bloom like gestural fireworks, pure manual lyricism. And then, toward the end of the play, there is Sarah’s single eruption of speech, a long and angry roar from the depths of that silence as primal and disturbing as anything in Lear. CONTINUE READING THE VULTURE REVIEW


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