The world premiere of Dead Poets Society officially opened November 17 at the Classic Stage Company with Jason Sudeikis starring as professor John Keating. The new play is based on the beloved 1989 film, adapted by Academy Award winner Tom Schulman from his own screenplay. Tony winner John Doyle directs.
Hollywood actor Sudeikis makes his Off-Broadway debut in the role—made famous by Robin Williams in the film—of an unconventional teacher at an all-boys preparatory school. He is joined by Francesca Carpanini as Chris, David Garrison as Mr. Nolan, William Hochman as Knox Overstreet, Cody Kostro as Charlie Dalton, Yaron Lotan as Richard Cameron, Thomas Mann as Neil Perry, Zane Pais as Todd Anderson, Stephen Barker Turner as Mr. Perry, and Bubba Weiler as Steven Meeks.
See what critics thought of the adaptation:
AM New York (Matt Windman)
Entertainment Weekly (Jessica Derschowitz)
The Guardian (Alexis Soloski)
The New York Times (Ben Brantley)
NBC New York (Robert Kahn)
Newsday (Linda Winer)
NorthJersey.com (Robert Feldberg)
Time Out New York (David Cote)
Variety (Frank Rizzo)
Vulture (Jesse Green)
The Wrap (Robert Hofler)
Performances began October 27. Scenic design is by Scott Pask, with costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, and sound design by Matt Stine.
For tickets and more information, call (212) 352-3101, visit the theatre in person at 136 East 13th Street, Manhattan, or go to classicstage.org.