Indecent, the new Paula Vogel play with music that was filmed by BroadwayHD prior to its final Broadway performance, will air on PBS Great Performances November 17 at 9 PM (check local listings).
Indecent, which tracks the creation of Sholem Asch’s queer- and religion-themed play God of Vengeance, its controversial Broadway opening, and the resilient nature of theatre it inspired, received its New York premiere at Off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre before transferring to the Cort Theatre, where it opened officially April 18.
Despite earning director Rebecca Taichman and lighting designer Christopher Akerlind Tony Awards and receiving an additional nod for Best Play, the Broadway production struggled to find an audience and announced it would close June 25.
However, after a near-immediate spike in ticket sales and a boisterous push from supporters of the show, producer Daryl Roth announced that Indecent would remain open through August 6.
The cast featured Katrina Lenk, Mimi Lieber, Max Gordon Moore, Tom Nelis, Steven Rattazzi, Richard Topol and Adina Verson, and musicians Matt Darriau, Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva. The production also features Ben Cherry, Andrea Goss, Eleanor Reissa, Zoë Aqua, Uri Sharlin and Doug Wieselman.
Indecent features music composed by Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva, who play onstage along with cast members throughout the show.
Flip through photos of the production below:
Indecent on Broadway
BroadwayHD utilized eight high-definition cameras to capture the play.
Great Performances will also present broadcasts of three other recent Broadway productions: She Loves Me (October 20), Holiday Inn (November 24), and the Kevin Kline-led revival of Present Laughter (November 3). Also planned are encore engagements of In the Heights – Chasing Broadway Dreams (November 10) and Hamilton’s America (December 1).