The Broadway’s Best lineup on PBS continues November 17 with the Great Performances presentation of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's Indecent. The broadcast premieres at 9 PM ET; check local listings. The play will be available for streaming the following day by visiting PBS.org.
In the video above, watch scenes from the Broadway production as well as interviews with playwright Vogel, director Rebecca Taichman, producer Daryl Roth, and various cast members.
Indecent, which tracks the creation of Sholem Asch’s queer- and religion-themed play God of Vengeance and its controversial Broadway opening, received its New York premiere at Off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre before transferring to the Cort Theatre, where it opened April 18.
The production earned Tony Awards for director Taichman and lighting designer Christopher Akerlind; it was also nominated for Best Play.
The cast featured Katrina Lenk (currently starring in The Band's Visit), Mimi Lieber, Max Gordon Moore, Tom Nelis, Steven Rattazzi, Richard Topol and Adina Verson, and musicians Matt Darriau, Lisa Gutkin, and Aaron Halva with Ben Cherry, Andrea Goss, Eleanor Reissa, Zoë Aqua, Uri Sharlin, and Doug Wieselman.
Indecent features music composed by Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva, who played 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.