Monica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH to Mark 200th Performance Off-Broadway This Month
Monica Piper's acclaimed off-Broadway comedy Not That Jewish, will play its final performance on Sunday, April 30. Not That Jewish began performances at New World Stages October 6, 2016, prior to an official opening on October 23, 2016. When Not That Jewish takes its final curtain call at New World Stages, the production will have played a total of 210 performances (including 17 previews).
In the week prior to the final performance, Piper and company will celebrate the show's 200thperformance on stage at New World Stages following the matinee on Thursday, April 20.
"I have had such an incredible experience here at New World Stages," says Monica Piper. "Our show has been embraced so warmly. It has been my pleasure to share the intimacy, laughter and tears with these great New York audiences for the last seven months. Thank you New York!"
NOT THAT JEWISH is the hilarious comedy written and performed by Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated writer, actress and comedian Monica Piper, directed by Mark Waldrop (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly, Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends). Piper stars in this autobiographical ride of a Jew'ish' woman's life. From her show business family in the Bronx, to a WASP wedding, to her first step on a Comedy Club stage and life as a single mom, Piper shares the milestones and moments that shaped her life with the same signature wit found in her writing on "Roseanne," "Mad About You," and her Emmy Award winning work on "Rugrats." Reminiscent of Billy Crystal's 700 Sundays with a peppering of Neil Simon's Lost In Yonkers, Not That Jewish is 90 lightning-fast minutes of funny, moving and inspirational theater.
Monica Piper began her career studying improv with Second City in Chicago, and performed with "Sons of the Sunset," and "Papaya Juice" in San Francisco, before going solo as a stand up and becoming one of Showtime Network's "Comedy All Stars." Her Ace Award-winning Showtime Special, "No, Monica... Just You" was nominated for an American Comedy Award. Piper went on to become an acclaimed television writer, eventually becoming the showrunner of the #1 children's animated series, Rugrats, for which she won an Emmy.
NOT THAT JEWISH features set design by Michael Carnahan, lighting design by Julie Duro, sound design by Ian Wehrle, and projection design by Zachary G. Borovay. Not That Jewish is produced by Michael Alden, Ronda Spinak, Alan Duncan Ross, Marcia Seligson, Jim Russek, Richard Winkler, Jamie deRoy and The Leighton Family, in association with Jewish Women's Theatre. Not That Jewish was originally commissioned by Jewish Women's Theatre and received its world premiere in Santa Monica, CA on November 13, 2014.
Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg