Joshua Harmon, Michael Zegen and Faith Leaders Set for Special Talkback After Roundabout's BAD JEWS Tonight
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced a special talkback at Bad Jews featuring NYC faith leaders, playwright Joshua Harmon and actor Michael Zegen following the 7:30pm performance tonight, October 24. The talkback is complimentary for ticketholders to this performance, and a limited number of tickets are still available to purchase.
Michael Schulman of The New Yorker will serve as moderator of the discussion.
NY faith leaders participating in the talkback include Rev. Lissa Gundlach of All Souls Unitarian Church, Rev. Stephen Phelps of The Riverside Church and Rabbi Jonathan Stein of Shaaray Tefila, panelist.
Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Joshua Harmon's play opened to widespread critical acclaim off-Broadway and the limited engagement has been extended through Sunday, December 22, 2013.
BAD JEWS is directed by Daniel Aukin and features Tracee Chimo, Philip Ettinger, Molly Ranson and Michael Zegen.
Bad Jews officially opened on October 3, 2013 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).
The creative team includes Lauren Helpern (Sets), Mark Barton (Lights), Dane Laffrey (Costumes), Shane Rettig (Sound).
Bad Jews is a comedy about the holy and the holier-than-thou. Daphna Feygenbaum (Chimo) is a Real Jew-just ask the Israeli boyfriend she met on Birthright. So when her cousin Liam (Zegen) brings home his shiksa girlfriend Melody (Ranson) and declares ownership of their grandfather's Chai necklace, it sparks a viciously hilarious brawl over family, faith and legacy.
Bad Jews was first performed at the inaugural Roundabout Underground Reading Series in February 2012. The play was chosen to be the seventh Roundabout Underground production where the world premiere opened to critical acclaim on October 30, 2012. The sold out run was extended two weeks and played its final performance in the Black Box on December 30, 2012.
Tickets are available online at roundabouttheatre.org, by phone at (212) 719-1300, or in person at the Laura Pels Box Office (111 West 46th Street). Tickets are $89. Roundabout subscribers save up to 40 percent on tickets to Bad Jews. Three play packages start at $225. Learn more at roundabouttheatre.org/subscribe. Bad Jews plays Tuesday through Saturday evening at 7:30PM with Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00PM.
Roundabout Theatre Company is a not-for-profit theatre dedicated to providing a nurturing artistic home for theatre artists at all stages of their careers where the widest possible audience can experience their work at affordable prices. Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the revival of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established playwrights and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate loyal audiences.
Roundabout Theatre Company presents a variety of plays, musicals, and new works on its five stages, each of which is specifically designed to enhance the needs of Roundabout's mission. Off-Broadway, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design, is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays. The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics. Roundabout's Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions. The Stephen Sondheim Theatre offers a state of the art LEED certified Broadway theatre in which to stage major large-scale musical revivals. Together these distinctive homes serve to enhance Roundabout's work on each of its stages.
Roundabout Theatre Company 2013-2014 season includes Joshua Harmon's Bad Jews, directed by Daniel Aukin; The Old Vic Theatre Company's production of Terence Rattigan's The Winslow Boy, starring Michael Cumpsty, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Alessandro Nivola, Roger Rees, directed by Lindsay Posner; Sophie Treadwell's Machinal, starring Rebecca Hall and directed by Lyndsey Turner; Donald Margulies' Dinner with Friends, directed by Pam MacKinnon; Masteroff, Kander & Ebb's Cabaret, starring Alan Cumming, Michelle Williams, directed by Sam Mendes & Rob Marshall (co-director/choreographer) and Bekah Brunstetter's newly commissioned play, Cutie and Bear, directed by Evan Cabnet.
Roundabout Underground kicks off their 7th season this fall with the world premiere of Too Much, Too Much, Too Many by Meghan Kennedy, directed by Sheryl Kaller.
The national tour of Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony Award winning Anything Goes continues in cities throughout the United States in 2013.
For more information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org.