Off-Broadway's ETHEL SINGS to Host Talk Back with Robert Meeropol, 6/29
Undercover Productions LLC, now presenting the Off-Broadway Premiere of Ethel Sings by Joan Beber at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues), will offer a special talk-back following the June 29th matinee performance with Robert Meeropol, the younger son of Ethel & Julius Rosenberg.
Robert Meeropol, the younger son of the Rosenbergs, is the founder and Executive Director of the Rosenberg Fund for Children. He is an activist, attorney, writer & public speaker. Through the RFC, Robert has assisted hundreds of children whose parents also have been attacked for their social activism. He is also the author of An Execution In The Family: One Son's Journey. This political memoir chronicles his journey from childhood victim of McCarthy-era repression; to 1960s militant activist; to politically engaged parent and law student; to founder and leader of the RFC.
10% of all ticket sales for Ethel Sings go to The Rosenberg Fund for Children, the foundation started by Meeropol and named for his parents, that makes grants aiding American children whose parents have been targeted because of their progressive activism, as well as youth who themselves have been targeted due to their politics.
Will Pomerantz (The Blue Flower) directs a cast that includes Tracy Michailidis (Beauty & The Beast - Broadway & National Tour) as Ethel, Ari Butler (Old Jews Telling Jokes) as her husband Julius, Kevin Isola (Almost, Maine - Transport Group, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark - Second Stage) as Roy Cohn, along with David Fierro ("The Knick" - Steven Soderberg), Tanesha Gary (Sheila's Day - Lincoln Center, Caroline or Change - Broadway & National Tour), Sheria Irving (Broadway: Romeo & Juliet - directed by David Leveaux), Kenneth Lee (The Machine - Donmar Warehouse, Allegiance - pre-Broadway), Joel Leffert (Broadway: Waiting for Godot/No Man's Land, Not About Nightingales), and Serge Thony ("One Life to Live," "All My Children"). And featuring Adrienne Moore ("Orange Is the New Black," "Blue Bloods") as Loraine, Ethel's guide and confidante, leading Ethel through her life as she prepares for her death.
Take a wild theatrical ride to discover Ethel Rosenberg as you've never known her. A whimsical new play full of unexpected twists and turns, Ethel Sings looks fearlessly at the determined mother, singer, writer, and actress swept up in the fatal Red Scare hysteria of the 1950s. Her husband Julius' need to "save the world" will be his undoing. Ethel's love for him will be hers.
Performances, which continue through July 13th, are Tuesday evenings at 7pm, Wednesdays at 2pm & 7pm, Thursdays at 7PM, Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 2PM and 8PM, and Sunday matinees at 3PM. PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Wednesday matinee on June 18th. Tickets for all performances will be $60.25 (including a $1.25 Restoration Fee) and available through Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200.
For more information, visit www.EthelSings.com.
Photo Credit: Rahav Segev / Photopass