Gold's Jewish Mother to Close March 18

News   Gold's Jewish Mother to Close March 18 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, Judy Gold's solo evening which enjoyed an extended run at the Ars Nova last spring, will play its final performances at the St. Luke's Theatre March 18.
Judy Gold
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When it closes, the solo show will have played 16 previews and 178 regular performances. A multi-city tour is expected to launch in May, according to a press announcement. Hyperion will release a book based on the show on Mother's Day. The popular comedy/drama starring Emmy Award-winning actress-comedienne Gold officially opened Oct. 12, 2006. Previews began Sept. 27.

Karen Kohlhaas directs the 70-minute intermissionless play, which was co-written by Gold and Kate Moira Ryan.

25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, which was previously titled God Doesn't Pay Rent Here, is "Gold’s personal journey about becoming a parent, while learning to be a daughter to a nagging Jewish mother of her own." The show received a 2006 Drama Desk nomination and a 2007 GLAAD Media Award nomination.

The production was previously seen at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival.

Actress-comedienne Judy Gold won two Emmy Awards for writing and producing "The Rosie O'Donnell Show." Nominated twice for the American Comedy Award, Gold is the host of HBO's "At the Multiplex with Judy Gold." Her screen credits also include "Comedy Central Presents: Judy Gold," "Tough Crowd Stands Up," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "The Aristocrats." Gold's HBO half-hour special received a Cable Ace Award.

The St. Luke's Theater is located at 308 West 46th Street. Show times are Tuesdays at 7 PM, Wednesdays at 3 PM and 8 PM, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 3 PM and 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets, priced $35 and $65, are available by calling (212) 239-6200.