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Kenny Leon will return to Broadway for revival of ‘Children of a Lesser God’

  • 7:00 am Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 by Melissa Ruggieri
Kenny Leon attended The 2014 American Theatre Wing Gala Honoring Dame Angela Landsbury on Sept. 15 in New York. Photo: Getty Images

Kenny Leon will return to Broadway for the 2015-16 season to direct a revival of “Children of a Lesser God.”

The drama about a relationship between a deaf woman and a teacher at a school for the deaf was written by Mark Medoff and first landed on Broadway in 1980. It ran for more than two years and scored Tony Awards for best play, as well as best actor in a play for John Rubinstein and best actress in a play for the groundbreaking performing from Phyllis Frelich, a deaf actress on whom the story was loosely based.

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Atlanta artistic directors try on new roles this summer

  • 6:02 pm Monday, July 7th, 2014 by Howard Pousner

Artistic directors usually hang backstage or in the back of the theater on opening night, checking how the thousand details that have to come together to make a play work are dovetailing.

This week, however, three of Atlanta’s theater leaders will be moving under the spotlight as actors. We talked to Georgia Shakespeare’s Richard Garner, True Colors Theatre Company’s Kenny Leon (fresh off his Tony win for best director) and Stage Door Players’ Robert Egizio about kicking it out onstage and leaving the directing to someone else.

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