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Westside Theatre (Upstairs) (New York, NY)
407 West 43rd St.

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Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her career as a pioneering radio and television sex therapist. Few, however, know the incredible journey that preceded it. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a scout and sniper, to her struggles to succeed as a single mother coming to America, Becoming Dr. Ruth is filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became 'Dr. Ruth', America's most famous sex therapist.

BECOMING DR. RUTH to Close Off-Broadway, December 22BECOMING DR. RUTH to Close Off-Broadway, December 22
by BWW News Desk - December 3, 2013

Producers Michael Alden, Stefany Bergson and Rodger Hess announced today that Becoming Dr. Ruth, a warmhearted, candid and inspiring comedy starring Debra Jo Rupp, ("That 70's Show") written by Mark St. Germain and directed by Julianne Boyd will play its final performance at off-Broadway's Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd Street) on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 3PM. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Dr. Ruth Hosts BECOMING DR. RUTH Book SigningFREEZE FRAME: Dr. Ruth Hosts BECOMING DR. RUTH Book Signing
by Walter McBride - November 27, 2013

In celebration of the 50th off-Broadway performance of Becoming Dr. Ruth, Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer hosted a special book signing session and talkback at off-Broadway's Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd Street) today, November 27. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you a sneak peek below! Be sure to check back for our full coverage! (more...)

BECOMING DR. RUTH Offers Book Signing & Talkback with Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer TodayBECOMING DR. RUTH Offers Book Signing & Talkback with Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer Today
by BWW News Desk - November 27, 2013

Producers Michael Alden, Stefany Bergson and Rodger Hess have announced that Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer will host a special book signing session at off-Broadway's Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd Street), home of Becoming Dr. Ruth, today, November 27 following 2:00PM performance (3:45 - 4:30PM) and prior to the 7:00PM performance (5:30 - 6:15PM). (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Debra Jo Rupp in BECOMING DR. RUTHBWW TV: Watch Highlights of Debra Jo Rupp in BECOMING DR. RUTH
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 7, 2013

The New York premiere of Becoming Dr. Ruth, a warmhearted, candid and inspiring comedy starring Debra Jo Rupp, ('That 70's Show') written by Mark St. Germain and directed by Julianne Boyd is currently playing off Broadway at the Westside Theatre. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of Debra Jo Rupp in action below! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the BECOMING DR. RUTH Team on Opening NightBWW TV: Chatting with the BECOMING DR. RUTH Team on Opening Night
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 30, 2013

The New York premiere of Becoming Dr. Ruth, a warmhearted, candid and inspiring comedy starringDebra Jo Rupp, ('That 70's Show') written by Mark St. Germain and directed by Julianne Boyd opened off-Broadway last night, October 29. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole team and you can check out what they had to say below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Debra Jo Rupp & BECOMING DR. RUTH Team Celebrate Opening NightPhoto Coverage: Debra Jo Rupp & BECOMING DR. RUTH Team Celebrate Opening Night
by Walter McBride - October 30, 2013

The New York premiere of Becoming Dr. Ruth, a warmhearted, candid and inspiring comedy starring Debra Jo Rupp, ('That 70's Show') written by Mark St. Germain and directed by Julianne Boyd opened off-Broadway last night, October 29. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at BECOMING DR. RUTH Opening NightPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet at BECOMING DR. RUTH Opening Night
by Walter McBride - October 30, 2013

The New York premiere of Becoming Dr. Ruth, a warmhearted, candid and inspiring comedy starringDebra Jo Rupp, ('That 70's Show') written by Mark St. Germain and directed by Julianne Boydopened off-Broadway last night, October 29. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the opening night theatre arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: BECOMING DR. RUTH Takes Opening Night Bow!Photo Coverage: BECOMING DR. RUTH Takes Opening Night Bow!
by Walter McBride - October 30, 2013

The New York premiere of Becoming Dr. Ruth, a warmhearted, candid and inspiring comedy starring Debra Jo Rupp, ('That 70's Show') written by Mark St. Germain and directed by Julianne Boyd opened off-Broadway last night, October 29. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

BECOMING DR. RUTH Begins Previews Tonight at Westside TheatreBECOMING DR. RUTH Begins Previews Tonight at Westside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2013

The New York premiere of Becoming Dr. Ruth, a warmhearted, candid and inspiring comedy starring Debra Jo Rupp, ("That 70's Show") written byMark St. Germain and directed by Julianne Boyd begins previews tonight, Friday, October 11 at 8:00PM. (more...)

BWW TV: Debra Jo Rupp and BECOMING DR. RUTH Company Meet the Press!BWW TV: Debra Jo Rupp and BECOMING DR. RUTH Company Meet the Press!
by BroadwayWorld TV - October 1, 2013

The whole gang met the press just yesterday and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to get the scoop on the new production. Check out what they had to say by clicking below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: BECOMING DR. RUTH'S Debra Jo Rupp Meets the Press!Photo Coverage: BECOMING DR. RUTH'S Debra Jo Rupp Meets the Press!
by Jennifer Broski - September 30, 2013

Following the world premiere at Barrington Stage Company and a sold out run at TheaterWorks, Hartford, the New York premiere of Becoming Dr. Ruth, a warmhearted, candid and inspiring comedy starring Debra Jo Rupp, ('That 70's Show') written by Mark St. Germain and directed by Julianne Boyd, will begin performances Off-Broadway on Friday, October 11th and officially open on Tuesday, October 29th at The Westside Theatre, Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036). The cast met the press earlier today and you can check out complete photo coverage below! (more...)

Debra Jo Rupp to Star in BECOMING DR. RUTH Off-Broadway; Performances Begin. Oct. 11 at Westside TheatreDebra Jo Rupp to Star in BECOMING DR. RUTH Off-Broadway; Performances Begin. Oct. 11 at Westside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - September 4, 2013

Producers Michael Alden, Stefany Bergson and Rodger Hess have announced the New York premiere of Becoming Dr. Ruth, a warmhearted, candid and inspiring comedy starring Debra Jo Rupp, ('That 70's Show') written by Mark St. Germain and directed by Julianne Boyd. (more...)