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Condola Rashad’s Next Role on Broadway: Joan of Arc


Condola Rashad, right, with Laurie Metcalf in the play “A Doll’s House, Part 2” at the Golden Theater this year.

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Fresh off a Tony-nominated performance in “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” Condola Rashad will take on the title character of George Bernard Shaw’s classic play “Saint Joan” in a new Broadway production.

The Manhattan Theater Club production will begin previews April 3, 2018, and officially open April 25 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater. Daniel Sullivan, who directed Lillian Hellman’s 1939 drama “The Little Foxes” on Broadway this year, will direct.

“Saint Joan” depicts the rise and fall of Joan of Arc in 15th-century France. It premiered on Broadway in 1923 and is still performed frequently around the globe; the lead role has been portrayed by Judi Dench, Diana Sands and Imelda Staunton. The play’s most recent Broadway revival came in 1993 at the Lyceum Theater.

“A Doll’s House, Part 2,” Lucas Hnath’s sequel to Ibsen’s 1879 classic, imagined the lives of Nora Helmer and her family 15 years after she left the household. Ms. Rashad received a Tony nomination — her third — for her portrayal of Nora’s grown-up daughter, Emmy. Ben Brantley praised her “stunningly subtle and controlled performance” in a Times review. She left the show in July, and currently stars in the Showtime drama “Billions.”

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