One Week Added to Hit Jewish Mother in NYC; Commercial Run Expected

News   One Week Added to Hit Jewish Mother in NYC; Commercial Run Expected 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, the popular comedy/drama starring Emmy Award-winning actress-comedienne Judy Gold, will add one week on top of an already extended run at Ars Nova.

The one-woman show, which officially opened Jan. 25, was scheduled to play through Feb. 12, but four weeks were added, to March 10. Its new extension takes it to March 19.

The added week comes in anticipation of a commercial transfer beyond the tiny midtown west Ars Nova venue. The move is expected to be announced shortly.

Ars Nova showtimes vary so check www.arsnovanyc.com.

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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, according to press notes, a "comic's personal journey to find love, laughter and acceptance as a Jewish mother with two kids and a nagging Jewish mother of her own."

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

The creative team comprises Louisa Thompson (set and costume design), Jennifer Tipton (lighting design) and Jorge Muelle (sound design).

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.

Ars Nova is located in Manhattan at 511 West 54th Street. Tickets are $35. To purchase, call SmartTix at (212) 868-4444.