Indecent, Paula Vogel‘s play with music about an ahead-of-its-time lesbian drama produced in the 1920s, will begin previews April 4, 2017, prior to the previously announced April 18 opening at the the Cort Theatre on Broadway.
The Cort has been closed for repairs since Bright Star closed there June 26.
Written by Vogel and created by Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, and directed by Taichman, the play enjoyed an acclaimed run Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in spring 2016. Indecent features music composed by Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva, and is inspired by the real-life controversy surrounding the 1923 Broadway production of Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance, the love story of two women.
In 1923, the reaction to Asch’s work was divided between those who considered it to be groundbreaking and by others as traitorous. “Indecent charts the history of an incendiary drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it,” state press notes.
Vogel won the Pulitzer Prize for her play How I Learned to Drive. This production of Indecent will mark her Broadway debut.
Indecent will have choreography by David Dorfman; Aaron Halva and Lisa Gutkin are music directors and co-composers; Riccardo Hernandez is scenic designer; costume design is by Emily Rebholz; lighting design is by Chris Akerlind; sound design is by Matt Hubbs; and projection design is by Tal Yarden.
The new work had its world premiere in October 2015 at Yale Repertory Theatre. The Broadway version is being produced by Daryl Roth, Elizabeth Ireland McCann, and Cody Lassen, who will present the Vineyard Theatre production in association with La Jolla Playhouse and Yale Repertory Theatre.
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