After receiving an outpouring of support from the theatre community and pushing back its closing date, the Broadway production of Indecent will be recorded for the screen.
BroadwayHD will film the August 3 performance of Paula Vogel’s latest play; the production will be made available on the theatre streaming service in January 2018 in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
As previously reported, BroadwayHD will also add the recent revival of Falsettos to its catalog. The musical, which was filmed for Live from Lincoln Center and will air on PBS in October, will be made available to stream beginning August 14.
Indecent, which tracks the creation of Sholem Asch’s queer- and religion-themed play God of Vengeance, its controversial Broadway opening, and the resilient nature of theatre it inspired, received its New York premiere at Off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre before transferring to the Cort Theatre, where it opened officially April 18.
Despite earning director Rebecca Taichman and lighting designer Christopher Akerlind Tony Awards and receiving an additional nod for Best Play, the Broadway production struggled to find an audience and announced it would close June 25.
However, after a near-immediate spike in ticket sales and a boisterous push from supporters of the show, producer Daryl Roth announced that Indecent would remain open through August 6.
“On behalf of the producing team for Indecent, we are truly grateful to our friends at BroadwayHD for choosing to preserve Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman’s remarkable production,” Roth said in a statement. “Thanks to BroadwayHD, this timely and joyous play will be available to a much wider audience, spreading its vital message of the enduring power of art.”
The eight-camera shoot will be directed by Emmy winner David Horn (PBS' Great Performances, Theater Close-Up).
In addition to the BroadwayHD stream, audiences around the country will be able to catch Indecent when it rolls out a series of regional premieres, beginning with the Guthrie Theatre in February 2018.
The cast of Broadway's Indecent features Katina Lenk, Mimi Lieber, Max Gordon Moore, Tom Nelis, Steven Rattazzi, Richard Topol, and Adina Verson.