Family Entertainment: New Julia Sweeney Show Begins Off-Broadway Jan. 22

News   Family Entertainment: New Julia Sweeney Show Begins Off-Broadway Jan. 22 Julia Sweeney, who had a brief Broadway run with her one-person, autobiographical show, God Said, Ha!, returns to the New York stage with Julia Sweeney in the Family Way, the new title for a new show that was previously called Julia Sweeney: Guys & Babies, Sex & Gods. The solo piece will run at Ars Nova Theater Off-Broadway, Jan. 22-Feb. 22. Opening is Jan. 29.

Read the title (or the former title) of the work and you'll know what it's all about. Sweeney tells how, in her late 30s, she suddenly realized she had completely neglected her personal life. To rectify the situation, she adopted a child and launched into the world of dating as a new mom.

Mark Brokaw, the hotshot Broadway and Off-Broadway director who has piloted new works by Craig Lucas, Kenneth Lonergan, Paula Vogel and Douglas Carter Beane, will be at the helm. His past work on solo shows includes Lisa Kron's 2.5 Minute Ride.

God Said, Ha! addressed Sweeney's battle with cancer. The actress spent four seasons on "Saturday Night Live," where she was best known for creating the sexually ambiguous Pat character.

Tickets are $20. The Ars Nova Theater is at 511 W. 54th Street. Call (212) 206-1515.