Off-Broadway NewsMrs. Warren's Profession, Starring Karen Ziemba, Robert Cuccioli, Alvin Keith, Ends Off-Broadway Run November 20Gingold Theatrical Group returned to in-person performances with the Bernard Shaw revival directed by David Staller.
November 20, 2021
The Off-Broadway revival of Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren’s Profession ends its limited engagement at Theatre Row November 20.
Directed by Artistic Director David Staller, the production, which began previews October 12 prior to an official opening October 27, marked Gingold Theatrical Group's return to in-person performances. The production was filmed for the archives at Lincoln Center November 19.
The cast is led by Tony winner Karen Ziemba (Contact) in the title role with Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde), David Lee Huynh (NAATCO’s Henry VI), Alvin Keith (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Nicole King, and Raphael Nash Thompson (Heartbreak House). Katya Collazo and Max Roll are the understudies.
"The struggle for equal rights has always been the hot topic for Bernard Shaw. Mrs. Warren’s Profession(1895) was considered so incendiary in its time that it was banned for years in Britain and, when it finally debuted here in New York City, the entire cast was arrested on opening night. It’s not the plot point of prostitution that offended the officials, but the notion that a woman would struggle to create a successful life for herself in spite of the constraints set against her by law and society, and thrive without apology,” said GTG Artistic Director Staller in an earlier statement.
The production also has scenic design by Brian Prather, costumes by Asa Benally, lighting by Jamie Roderick, and sound by Frederick Kennedy. April Kline is the production stage manager.