Off-Broadway's Jewtopia Hits 2 Years; Creators Appear at Signing for New Book

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Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson — the writers-stars of Jewtopia — celebrate their second year Off-Broadway with a appearance/book-signing of their "Jewtopia: The Chosen Book for the Chosen People" in New York City, Sept. 28.

The Warner Books release "is a fully-illustrated, hilarious take on all things Jewish," according to an announcement. "Including everything from a guide to keeping Kosher to a match the nose game to an outline on which Hollywood companies are really run by Jewish folk, as well as guides to finding the perfect table in a restaurant, ordering dinner and spotting hotel 'hot zones'."

The Sept. 28 event takes place at the Barnes & Noble at 2289 Broadway (at 82nd Street) from 7-8:30 PM.

John Tillinger (Say Goodnight, Gracie) directed the Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson comedy, Jewtopia, which began Off-Broadway's Westside Theater Sept. 28, 2004 and opened Oct. 21.

Jewtopia follows the story of two single guys — a Jew and a gentile — on the verge of turning 30 who are obsessed with dating women of the other's religion. The two devise a plan to help both their causes — the Jewish man's quest to make his family happy and the gentile's mission to find a Jewish girl so he never needs to make another decision.

The original New York cast featured writers Fogel and Wolfson along with Cheryl David, Lorry Goldman, Irina Pantaeva, Jackie Tohn and Gerry Vichi. The work — which sold out its long run in Los Angeles, recouped its initial $625,000 capitalization for the Off-Broadway run in 20 weeks. WEJ Productions and Jenkay present Jewtopia. The popular Jewish-Gentile comedy opened May 8, 2003, in California and enjoyed a year long run filled with sold out performances.

The design team of Jewtopia includes Patrick Fahey (set), Mike Baldassari (lighting), Cynthia Nordstrom (costume) and Kevin Lacy (sound).

Tickets to Jewtopia at The Westside Theatre, 407 West 43rd Street, (between Ninth and Tenth Ave.) are available by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information, visit

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