Broadway NewsIndecent to Close on BroadwayMultiple regional productions of Paula Vogel's Tony-nominated play are already in the works.
June 14, 2017
The Broadway production of Indecent, the newest work by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, will play its final performance at the Cort Theatre June 25. The new play with music, which earned two Tony Awards June 11, officially opened April 18.
Director Rebecca Taichman won a Tony for her work on the production, which marked her Broadway debut. Lighting designer Christopher Akerlind also took home a trophy, and the work was also nominated for Best Play.
Indecent began previews on Broadway April 4 following an acclaimed Off-Broadway run at downtown’s Vineyard Theatre last year.
Myriad regional productions are slated following the Broadway run, beginning with the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis from February 17–March 24, 2018. Additional productions are planned for The Huntington Theatre in Boston, as well as companies in Tel Aviv, Toronto, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Chicago, Houston, Washington, D.C., and beyond.
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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.
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.
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Indecent features choreography by David Dorfman. Halva and Gutkin are music directors and co-composers. In addition to Akerlind, the creative team includes scenic designer Riccardo Hernandez, costumer designer Emily Rebholz, sound designer Matt Hubbs, and projection designer Tal Yarden.
The Broadway staging is produced by Daryl Roth, Elizabeth Ireland McCann, and Cody Lassen in association with Vineyard Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, and Yale Repertory Theatre.