The Good Body Shuts Down Early on Broadway; Ensler Debut Ends Jan. 2

News   The Good Body Shuts Down Early on Broadway; Ensler Debut Ends Jan. 2 The Broadway run of The Good Body, penned and performed by Vagina Monologues creator Eve Ensler, will close two weeks earlier than planned at the Booth Theatre, a spokesperson confirmed.

Following 27 previews and 56 regular performances, Ensler's Broadway debut will end its run Jan. 2. The work which began previews Oct. 22 and opened Nov. 15 was originally slated for a limited 12-week engagement to run through Jan. 16, 2005.

Presented by Harriet Newman Leve, The Araca Group and East of Doheny, the new work by author of Vagina Monologues takes an "inside look at the outside," focusing further on the female anatomy. Peter Askin (Sexaholix, Trumbo, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) directs.

Inspired by the widespread popularity of her previous boundary-breaking work The Vagina Monologues, Ensler spoke with women all over the world about their bodies in her travels. From those conversations, the scribe developed her own script for The Good Body which focuses on the rest of the female anatomy, exploring the lengths women go to for a culturally accepted perception of "good."

The Good Body made its world premiere at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre this summer after a workshop production at Seattle Repertory Theatre.

The creative team for The Good Body comprises Robert Brill (set design), Susan Hilferty (costume design), Kevin Adams (lighting design), David Van Tieghem (sound design and original music), Jill BC Du Boff (co-sound) and Wendall K. Harrington (video design). Tickets to The Good Body at the Booth Theatre, 222 West 45 Street, are available by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information, visit www.thegoodbody.org.

Eve Ensler in <i>The Good Body</i>
Eve Ensler in The Good Body Photo by Joan Marcus
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