On June 25, Michael Emerson returns to Off-Broadway to play Oscar Wilde, the role he created in the long-running hit, Gross Indecency. In recent months, he has starred in the Moises Kaufman play in San Francisco and then Los Angeles.
Gross Indecency, written and directed by Kaufman, also stars Bill Dawes (Lord Alfred), Robert Blumenfeld, James Coyle, John McAdams, Andy Paris, Greg Pierotti, Greg Steinbruner and Don Wildman. Designing the show are Sarah Lambert (sets), Kitty Leech (costumes), Betsy Adams (lighting) and Wayne Frost (sound/original music).
Kaufman's biographical drama won the Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Award (a tie with Beauty Queen of Leenane) for Best Play. Indecency's international plans are just beginning, what with a Toronto production occurring this month and a London mounting planned for the fall.
For tickets ($29.50-$47.50) and information on Gross Indecency at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane, call (212) 420-8000.
-- By David Lefkowitz