The Deep Throat Sex Scandal Plays Off-Broadway's 45 Bleecker Street Theatre Beginning Sept. 17

News   The Deep Throat Sex Scandal Plays Off-Broadway's 45 Bleecker Street Theatre Beginning Sept. 17 The Deep Throat Sex Scandal, which concerns the making of the famed 1970s pornographic film "Deep Throat" and the subsequent controversy the film ignited, begins previews Sept. 17 at Off-Broadway's 45 Bleecker Street Theatre.

Lori Gardner and Malcolm Madera
Lori Gardner and Malcolm Madera Photo by Carol Rosegg

David Bertolino's play will officially open at the Off-Broadway venue Oct. 10. Adult film writer-director Jerry Douglas helms the production.

The cast features Lori Gardner as Linda Lovelace and Malcolm Madera as Harry Reems. Lovelace and Reems starred in the 1972 film, which was the catalyst for an obscenity trial. The cast  also includes Graham Stuart Allen, Frank Blocker, Stephen Hope, John-Charles Kelly, Rita Rehn and Zach Wegner.

"Finally the true story will be revealed," according to press notes. "In 1972, a hairdresser from the Bronx made a little movie that grossed over $600 million (possibly the most profitable film of all time) and ignited the sexual revolution. The Deep Throat Sex Scandal takes you behind the scenes, into the secret world of adult filmmaking and introduces you to the legendary Linda Lovelace and Harry Reems. Follow the bizarre journey from the creation of the movie, through the raids, arrests and the banning of the film, to the political fallout of the ensuing courtroom drama, which launched the career of Allen Dershowitz."

The production features scenic design by Josh Iacovelli, lighting design by Graham Kindred, costume design by Jeffrey Wallach, projection design by 2K Productions, LLC and sound design by Phillip Rudy. When Harry Met Linda produces.

Performances are Tuesday though Friday evenings at 8 PM, Saturday at 7:30 PM and 11 PM and Sundays at 4 PM and 7:30 PM.

Tickets, priced $25-$79.50, are available at Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information visit www.deepthroattheplay.com.

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