Goodman Theatre Takes a Wife in 2005

News   Goodman Theatre Takes a Wife in 2005 Two days after Doug Wright's drama I Am My Own Wife won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Chicago's Goodman Theatre announced it was adding the show to its 2004-05 season.
I Am My Own Wife star Jefferson Mays will reprise his role in Chicago.
I Am My Own Wife star Jefferson Mays will reprise his role in Chicago.

The play—about the complicated life of an East German transvestite who survived the Nazi and Communist regimes, and the playwright who is inspired and then conflicted by his story—will run Jan. 8-Feb. 13, 2005, in the Albert Theatre space.

Broadway star Jefferson Mays and director Moises Kaufman will repeat their work.

The show began life at Off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons and has become that nonprofit's most significant commercial success since 2000's James Joyce's The Dead. It is also PH's first straight play to transfer to Broadway since 1989's The Heidi Chronicles. That play, too, won the Pulitzer Prize. Wife is widely viewed as the frontrunner for this season's Best Play Tony Award.

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