John Pankow will replace previously announced actor David Pittu in the world premiere of Signature Theatre’s Medieval Play due to scheduling conflicts. Written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, the production begins performances May 15 and will officially open June 7. Medieval Play will perform a limited engagement through June 24 at the Irene Diamond Stage at off-Broadway’s Pershing Square Signature Center.
Pankow joins previously announced cast members Anthony Arkin, Heather Burns, Tate Donovan, Halley Feiffer, Kevin Geer, Josh Hamilton and C.J. Wilson. Set in the late 14th century, Medieval Play is the story of two French mercenary knights who set out on a quest for relative moral redemption. The new comedy tells the tale of friendship, love, noble feats of arms, indiscriminate brutality, the progressive refinement of medieval table manners and the general decline of the chivalric ideal at the onset of the Great Papal Schism of 1378.
Pankow made his Broadway debut in Amadeus. His additional Broadway credits include The Iceman Cometh, Serious Money, Twelve Angry Men and Cymbeline. His film and TV credits include Mad About You, Episodes, The Good Wife, The Object of My Affection and The Secret of My Success.