Celebrated sex therapist and media personality Dr. Ruth Westheimer will be the special guest at a post-performance talkback of Indecent, the newest work by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, currently playing on Broadway at the Cort Theatre. Westheimer, a German-born Jewish immigrant who is best known for her radio show, “Sexually Speaking,” will lead the talkback May 30.
Indecent began previews on Broadway April 4 following an acclaimed Off-Broadway run at downtown’s Vineyard Theatre last year. The new play with music officially opened April 18; it was nominated for three Tony Awards: Best Play, Best Direction of a Play for Rebecca Taichman, and Best Lighting Design for Christopher Akerlind.
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Indecent 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. At the time, the reaction to Asch’s work was divided between those who considered it to be groundbreaking and by others as traitorous. The play, which charts the history of the drama and the artists who risked their lives to perform the show, is created by Vogel and Taichman, with a script by Vogel.
In addition to three Tony nominations, the production has been nominated for Best Play by the Drama Desk and Drama League, and has received the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Director of a Play and the Lortel Award for Outstanding Choreography.
Indecent features music composed by Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva. The cast is made up of Katrina Lenk, Mimi Lieber, Max Gordon Moore, Tom Nelis, Steven Rattazzi, Richard Topol, Adina Verson, Ben Cherry, Andrea Goss, and Eleanor Reissa. As well as Zoë Aqua, Ben Cherry, Andrea Goss, Eleanor Reissa, Uri Sharlin and Doug Wieselman.
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Indecent is produced on Broadway by Daryl Roth, Elizabeth Ireland McCann, and Cody Lassen in association with Vineyard Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, and Yale Repertory Theatre.