Deep Throat Sex Scandal to Begin NYC Run Aug. 31

News   Deep Throat Sex Scandal to Begin NYC Run Aug. 31 David Bertolino's The Deep Throat Sex Scandal, a new play about the most famous X-rated movie ever made, will get its Off-Broadway premiere starting Aug. 31 at the newly renovated HA! Theater on West 46th Street.

Opening is Sept. 14. Full casting will be announced soon.

Jerry Douglas directs the true story about how in 1972 "a hairdresser from the Bronx made a little movie that grossed over $600 million — possibly the most profitable film of all time — and ignited the sexual revolution."

According to When Harry Met Linda, LLC, "The Deep Throat Sex Scandal takes you behind the scenes, into the secret world of adult filmmaking and introduces you to the legendary Linda Lovelace and Harry Reems. Follow the bizarre journey from the creation of the movie, through the raids, arrests and the banning of the film, to the political fallout of the ensuing courtroom drama, which launched the career of Allen Dershowitz."

The play marks Boston native Bertolino's first time working in New York City theatre. Bertolino became intrigued with theatre having operated Boston Costume, a landmark theatrical super store catering to theatre in Boston, for over 25 years. He created his first theatrical venture, Spookyworld, a Halloween theme park that ran for 14 years and showcased the talent of over 200 actors each evening. Guest stars included Linda Blair, Elvira, Alice Cooper, Robert Englund, Willard Scott, Bill Mahar and Jerry Springer, among others. He also produced the comeback career of Tiny Tim, presenting Tiny's wedding live on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" from Spookyworld and hosting an episode of MTV's "The Real World."

Sharon Carr will serve as associate producer. HA is at 163 W. 46th Street, just east of Broadway. Tickets will go on sale at a later date. For more information, visit www.deepthroattheplay.com.