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Roundabout's BAD JEWS Begins Final Three Weeks; Closes 12/29

Philip Ettinger, Molly Ranson, Tracee Chimo and Michael Zegen.
Photo by Joan Marcus.

Celebrate this holiday season with the cast of Bad Jews! Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) production of Bad Jews, by Joshua Harmon, will conclude its limited engagement on Sunday, December 29 at 2:00PM. Bad Jewsis directed by Daniel Aukin and features Tracee Chimo, Philip Ettinger, Molly Ranson and Michael Zegen.

Bad Jews will have played 16 preview performances and 99 regular performances. Previews began on September 19, 2013 and the production officially opened on October 3, 2013 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). Bad Jews was twice extended due to popular demand.

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 46thStreet). Tickets are $89-$99. Roundabout subscribers save up to 40% 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. During the holidays, Bad Jews will not perform on December 24 or 25.

Roundabout Theatre Company is committed to producing the highest quality theatre with the finest artists, sharing stories that endure, and providing accessibility to all audiences. A not-for-profit company, Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the production of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate and engage all audiences.

Roundabout Theatre Company presents a variety of plays, musicals, and new works on its five stages. 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.


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