Broadway Stars Line Up for West Coast Premiere of Bad Jews | Playbill

News Broadway Stars Line Up for West Coast Premiere of Bad Jews The Geffen Playhouse has announced that Broadway actors Ari Brand (The Neil Simon Plays) and Molly Ephraim (Into the Woods) will be featured in the West Coast premiere of Joshua Harmon's acclaimed play Bad Jews.

The production, to be helmed by "Mad Men" director Matt Shakman, will run June 9-July 19, with an official opening night set for June 17. Stage and screen stars Lili Fuller ("Complete Works") and Raviv Ullman are also among in the cast.

Molly Ephraim
Molly Ephraim

Harmon's critically acclaimed play premiered Off-Broadway in 2013 at Roundabout's Black Box Theatre before transferring to the larger Laura Pels Theatre. It then went on to have a U.K. production on London's West End.

In the play, a beloved grandfather has died and a treasured family heirloom with religious significance is up for grabs. But who is most deserving of it? Bossy, overbearing, fanatically religious Daphna? Her wealthy cousin Liam who’s just returned from skiing with his non-Jewish girlfriend Melody? Or Jonah, his brother, who would prefer not to get involved in the fight?

Performances will play at the Gil Cates Theater at Geffen Playhouse, located at 10886 Le Conte Ave., Los Angeles. For more information visit

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