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Photo Flash: George Takei, Linda Lavin & Jessica Hecht Visit WIESENTHAL Off-Broadway

George Takei (Broadway-bound Allegiance, Hikaru Sulu on TV's "Star Trek"), Tony Award winner Linda Lavin (Broadway Bound, The Diary of Anne Frank, Hollywood Arms, TV's "Alice") and her husband actor Steve Bakunas (Hollywood Arms, My Own Love Song), and Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht (The Assembled Parties, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, TV's "Friends"), are among those who have attended recent performances of Wiesenthal, the award-winning play now playing at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row through February 22. Following the performance, Hecht, Takei, Lavin and Bakunas all came backstage to visit with Wiesenthal's star and playwright, Tom Dugan.

Wiesenthal, written by and starring Tom Dugan and directed by Jenny Sullivan, is the riveting true story of Simon Wiesenthal, an ordinary man who did extraordinary things. Nicknamed the "Jewish James Bond," he devoted his life to bringing more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice. Intelligent, funny, flawed and noble, Wiesenthal was a true universal hero. His unbelievable dedication and tenacity over decades is honored in this play, which gives equal weight to his wisdom and wit during his long, purposeful life.

Wiesenthal will play its final New York performance on Sunday, February 22. The limited engagement at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row concludes prior to upcoming productions in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and Canada in 2015 - 2016.

Photos Courtesy of WIESENTHAL



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