Feldshuh to Return to Broadway in March in Irena's Vow

By Andrew Gans
22 Dec 2008

Promotional art for Irena's Vow.
Promotional art for Irena's Vow.
Photo by Tim Knox

The Directors Company production of Irena's Vow, which recently played an extended engagement at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, will arrive on Broadway with its original star — four-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh — March 10, 2009, at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

Directed by Michael Parva, Dan Gordon's play will officially open at the Kerr March 29, 2009.

The entire Off-Broadway company — including Sandi Carroll, Tracee Chimo, Steven Hauck, Scott Klavan, Peter Reznikoff, Thomas Ryan, Gene Silvers, John Stanisci and Maja Wampuszyc — will all reprise their work for Broadway audiences.

Irena's Vow, according to press notes, "is the uplifting true story about one of the most courageous and unsung heroines of World War II. During the German occupation of Poland, Irena Gut Opdyke (Feldshuh), a Polish Catholic, was forced to work as head housekeeper for a very prominent Nazi major. Over a two year period of service, Irena would risk her own life in order to save the lives of twelve Jewish refugees whom she secretly took under her care. Irena's Vow is the extraordinary story of one woman's choice and the twelve lives that would ultimately be saved – or lost - by her decision."



The design team comprises Kevin Judge (scenic design), David Castaneda (lighting design), Astrid Brucker (costume design), Quentin Chiappetta (sound design/composer) and Alex Koch (projection design).

Irena's Vow will be produced on Broadway by Stan Raiff, Daryl Roth, Debra Black, James L. Nederlander and Terry Allan Kramer.

Tovah Feldshuh received Tony Award nominations for her work in Golda's Balcony, Yentl, Sarava and Lend Me a Tenor. Her theatre roles have also garnered the actress four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, an Obie and a Theatre World Award.

Ticket information will be announced shortly.

The Walter Kerr Theatre is located in Manhattan at 219 West 48th Street.

For more information visit www.irenasvow.com.