Off-Bway Hit Jewtopia Announces Recent Cast Changes

By: Mar. 20, 2007
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Jewtopia, the long-running hit comedy written by Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson, recently welcomed new cast members.

The comedy is in its second smash year at Off-Broadway's Westside Theatre.  Jewtopia opened in New York on October 21, 2004 (performances began September 28, 2004) following a 16-month sold-out run at West Hollywood's Coast Playhouse where it holds the record as Los Angeles' longest-running comedy. The show celebrated 1,000 performances Off-Broadway on February 20, 2007.  
Jewtopia "tells the story of two single guys, Chris O'Connell and Adam Lipschitz.  Chris, a gentile, wants to marry a Jewish girl so that he'll never have to make another decision for as long as he lives. Adam, a Jew under tremendous pressure from his family to marry a Jewish girl, wonders what Chris is thinking. Before long, both find themselves tangled in a web of interfaith and internet dating.  Customs clash.  Stereotypes collide.  Hilarity, madness and chaos ensue," state press materials.
Written by Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson, Jewtopia is directed by Tony nominee John Tillinger.  The cast includes Vanessa Lemonides, Lorry Goldman, Josh Heine, Becky London, Rosanne Ma, Jeremy Rishe and Joel Rooks.

Jewtopia recouped its entire investment Off-Broadway in just 20 weeks, before spawning productions in Chicago and South Florida.  With the New York run going strong, productions are in development for cities around North America and beyond.   

Jewtopia, The Chosen Book for the Chosen People is an over-the-top, four-color, fully illustrated "coffee-table book." In September 2006, Warner Books released the book in hardcover nationwide.  
A film adaptation of Jewtopia entitled Adam Lipschitz and Chris O'Connell Lose their Religion is in development.  Additionally, Fogel and Wolfson just finished writing a TV pilot, "The Corporation," and are writing another feature film.

Jewtopia plays at The Westside Theatre located at 407 West 43rd Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues) as follows: Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00PM with matinee performances on Wednesday & Saturday at 2:00 PM and Sunday at 3:00 PM.

Tickets for performances Tuesday through Thursday are $65.00.  Tickets for performances Friday through Sunday are $70.00.  Premium seating tickets are available for $120.  Tickets may be purchased at or by calling (212) 239-6200.  For more information, visit