Photo Coverage: Monica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH Celebrates Opening Night
NOT THAT JEWISH, written and performed by writer, actress and comedian Monica Piper (Writer of Roseanne, Mad About You, Rugrats) and directed by Mark Waldrop (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly, Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends), just opened and will play through January 2017 at New World Stages (340 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019).
Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated writer, actress and comedian Monica 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. In 90 lightning fast minutes, the audience travels with Piper from innocence to individuality, reliant to resilient, sharing both the hilarity and the heartache along the way.
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.
Photo Credit: Jessica Fallon Gordon
Carmine Appice and Leslie Gold
Valerie Smaldone and guest
Monica Piper and Mark Waldrop
Ronda Spinak and Monica Piper
Michael Alden and Monica Piper