Irena's Vow Cast to Perform Staged Reading of Gordon Play Jan. 27 at U.N. | Playbill

News Irena's Vow Cast to Perform Staged Reading of Gordon Play Jan. 27 at U.N.
A staged reading of the upcoming Broadway play Irena's Vow will be presented at the United Nations Jan. 27 as part of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The New York Times reports that the reading, featuring four-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh, is being sponsored by the United States and Polish missions to the United Nations and the Polish Cultural Institute.

As previously announced, the Directors Company production of Irena's Vow, which recently played an extended engagement at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, will arrive on Broadway March 10 at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

Directed by Michael Parva, Dan Gordon's play will officially open at the Kerr March 29.

The entire Off-Broadway company — including Feldshuh, Sandi Carroll, Tracee Chimo, Steven Hauck, Scott Klavan, Peter Reznikoff, Thomas Ryan, Gene Silvers, John Stanisci and Maja Wampuszyc — will all reprise their work for Broadway audiences.

Irena's Vow, according to press notes, "is the uplifting true story about one of the most courageous and unsung heroines of World War II. During the German occupation of Poland, Irena Gut Opdyke (Feldshuh), a Polish Catholic, was forced to work as head housekeeper for a very prominent Nazi major. Over a two year period of service, Irena would risk her own life in order to save the lives of twelve Jewish refugees whom she secretly took under her care. Irena's Vow is the extraordinary story of one woman's choice and the twelve lives that would ultimately be saved – or lost - by her decision." For more information visit

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