New York Premiere of TOUGH TITTY Begins Tonight at Paradise Factory
The New York premiere of the late award-winning playwright Oni Faida Lampley's play Tough Titty, a poignant and funny exploration of what comes next for a Brooklyn mother diagnosed with breast cancer begins tonight April 23 and runs through May 11. The production will donate $2 from each ticket sold during four preview performances, April 23 to 26, to Susan G. Komen Greater New York City. Presented by actress/producer Ami Brabson (Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order: SVU, Damages) and her husband, Emmy and Obie Award-winning actor Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Homicide: Life on the Street, Law & Order, Glory, City of Angels), the play premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and made Lampley a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award; Awoye Timpo is directing the NY premiere.
Komen Greater NYC's CEO, Linda Tantawi, will participate in a post-show talkback on April 26. Susan G. Komen Greater NYC is dedicated to saving lives and eradicating breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. Since 1990, Komen Greater NYC has provided over $43 million in grants to local breast health programs for medically underserved women as well as investing in cutting edge research to find the cures.
Tough Titty will run from April 23 to May 11 at the Paradise Factory in the East Village (64 East 4th Street) and the cast will feature Broadway veterans Christine Toy Johnson (The Music Man and Grease), Antoinette LaVecchia (A View from the Bridge), Richard Topol (The Normal Heart, The Merchant of Venice), and Victor Williams (The King of Queens), Nikkole Salter (Inked Baby at Playwrights Horizons), Elizabeth Van Dyke (Flyin' West), and Ami Brabson.
In Tough Titty, a woman's breast cancer diagnosis propels her on a journey of self-discovery... When Angela's routine cannot keep breast cancer at bay, she must learn to face the disease, her family and her community with equal doses of tenacity and humor. Richly emotional, Tough Titty is a boisterous exploration of one woman's willful search for grace.
The creative team also includes Brooke Cohen (Costume Design), Aaron Porter (Lighting Design), Jason Sherwood (Set Design), Beth Lake (Sound Design), Alanna Maniscalco (Props Master), Allison Bressi (Line Producer), Aneesha Kudatarkar (Assistant Director), Jenney Shamash (Assistant Producer), Michelle Heller (Production Stage Manager), Kryssa Bowman (Assistant Stage Manager), Jeff Englander (Lighting Programmer), Abigail Rose Solomon (Marketing) and Eric Emch (Show Artwork).
Tough Titty will run from April 23 to May 11 at the Paradise Factory in the East Village (64 East 4th Street) with performances Wednesday to Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm, there is also a show on Wednesday, April 30 at 2pm and Monday, May 5 at 8pm. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at www.SmartTix.com or by phone at 212-868-4444.