Jeremy Jordan Set to Return to Broadway
Supergirl‘s Jeremy Jordan is returning to the Broadway stage as it was announced today he will be joining the cast of American Son, alongside Kerry Washington (Scandal) and Steven Pasquale (Rescue Me). Jordan has previously appeared on Broadway in Newsies and Bonnie & Clyde, but this is the first time he will be performing in a play.
American Son is written by Christopher Demos-Brown and is set in a Florida police station. The story follows a separated interracial couple (Washington, Pasquale) who are searching for their lost son. Jordan will star as Officer Paul Larkin. The play will be directed by Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun).
During the Season 3 finale of Supergirl, Jordan’s character made the decision to travel to the future in order to help save it from the evil alien Brainiac, which led fans to question if he would be returning for Season 4. After the episode aired, it was confirmed that Jordan would not be returning as a series regular, but would have a recurring role in the upcoming season.
In a statement, Jordan expressed his excitement at returning to Broadway, saying he’s been wanting to do so for some time.
“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to join this remarkably talented group of artists. I’ve been dying to return to Broadway for quite some time, and American Son is everything I could ask for: challenging, timely, intimate, and a vast departure from anything else I’ve ever done.”
Performances of American Son start October 6, 2018, with opening night set for November 4, 2018.