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God of Vengeance - 2016 - Off-Broadway

"Got fun nekome," tells the wrenching story of a brothel owner's attempt to marry off his daughter to lead a dignified religious life, only to have her drawn back into the life of sin in which she grew up. The show is credited with presenting the first lesbian kiss on Broadway in 1923 at the Apollo Theatre on West 42nd Street.

Considered one of the most psychologically revealing plays of the first half of the 20th century, and still highly explosive for its conflicted view of Judaism, "God of Vengeance" is frequently translated and adapted and is the basis of Paula Vogel's "Indecent," which enjoyed a critically acclaimed extended run last spring. (Plans to bring "Indecent" to Broadway this season have been announced.)

This extraordinary opportunity to experience this play authentically in its original language is presented by the internationally acclaimed New Yiddish Rep, which is known for presenting modern theater for diverse contemporary audiences (especially non-Yiddish-speakers) in Yiddish. Its acclaimed productions of "Waiting for Godot" (2013 & 2014), and "Death of a Salesman" (2015) -- nominated last season for two Drama Desk Awards (Best Revival of a Play and Best Actor in a Play for Avi Hoffman as Willy Loman) -- were credited with shedding new light on two modern theatre classics. David Mandelbaum is NYR's artistic director.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Seattle Rep presents Indecent, a powerful drama from Pulitzer Prize-winning Jewish playwright Paula Vogel.
by Jay Irwin - Sep 26, 2019
When the Seattle Rep announced their season and I saw they were taking on Paula Vogel's incredible play a?oeIndecenta?? I was thrilled. But even more so I was surprised as to how many of my friends hadn't heard of it. I mean, it was nominated for a Tony, and even had the entire thing shown on PBS at one point. But still it was only the major theater geeks that had this one on their radar. Well, now that it's here I'm pleased to state that the Rep's production completely met and exceeded my expectations and now I can share my thoughts on this stunning play with you, Dear Readers, and explain why you need to catch it.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Actor, Author, Coach and Public Speaker, Debra Wanger is an often-sought-after professional actor, well known in the San Diego region. She published her debut book The Resilient Actor: How to KickAss In the Business Without It Kicking Your Ass in 2017 and is thrilled to announce the upcoming The Resilient Actor Audiobook and The Resilient Actor Workbook & Planner: How to Kick Ass in the Business Without It Kicking Your Ass.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Cape Rep Theatre presents the Cape premiere of INDECENT, by Paula Vogel September 18 through October 13, Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
ShPIeL Performing Identity has released an updated schedule for TEATRON: Chicago's Jewish Theatre Festival, to be held from Sunday, November 3 - Sunday, November 10, 2019, with most events at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020
Find out what happens to the beloved characters in Fiddler on the Roof after the musical ends. TEVYE SERVED RAW is an evening of Sholem Aleichem material, with adaptations of his Tevye stories (“What, Me Worthy?” and “Get Thee Gone!”), scenes from his own long-unseen Yiddish stage version, and three of his purely comedic stories, newly adapted (“Strange Jews on a Train,” “The Yiddish Sisyphus” and “A Stepmother’s Trash-Talk”). 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
ShPIeL Performing Identity a?" a theatre and performance incubator and producer based jointly in Chicago and Louisville, Kentucky a?" will present TEATRON: Chicago's Jewish Theatre Festival from Sunday, November 3 a?" Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. The eight-day festival dedicated to Jewish theatre, the first-ever in Chicago, will be presented in conjunction with and will overlap the annual Alliance for Jewish Theatre Conference, hosted by ShPIeL at Victory Gardens Theater and The Theatre School at DePaul University from November 1-3, 2019. (FOR CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND SCHEDULE visit alljewishtheatre.org). ShPIeL Producing Artistic Director David Y. Chack today announced the festival lineup, which will include staged readings, solo performances, storytelling, cabaret, and comedy.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
The Ark Theatre has announced that playwright-in-residence Stephen Fife will debut numerous works in its 2019/2020 season that include the world premiere of 'In The Mood' and a workshop production of 'Isabella in Oz.' The romantic comedy 'In The Mood' will begin steamy previews Friday November 8, open November 16 and continue through December 14, while family-friendly 'Isabella in Oz' opens December 9 with afternoon and evening performances. The Ark Theatre is located at 5708 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, 91601. Tickets are $20, other than previews. Limited seating. Ample street parking. To purchase ticket (prices subject to change) or find out more, go to www.arktickets.org.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
Over nine days in Decembera?"coinciding with Chanukah 2019a?"Jewish cultural organizations from across New York will come together for YI Love New York YiddishFest. Produced by the Yiddishkayt Initiative (YI) (Avi Hoffman, Producing Artistic Director) and Theatre for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director), the inaugural festival features a curated lineup of theatrical presentations, concerts, film screenings, lectures, panel discussions, and famous personalities in the world of Jewish culture from December 21-29. Tickets for all events are available online at www.yiddishfest.org.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2020
BroadwayHD, the premier streaming platform for live theater, is honoring Broadway's biggest night with an award-worthy lineup of programming. Starting June 1, Tony Award®-winning and nominated performances will be highlighted each day leading up to the originally scheduled Tony Awards® on June 7.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
This May, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF)-Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director, Dominick Balletta, Executive Director-will present The Tenth Man, the Tony-nominated play by Paddy Chayefsky (the three-time Academy Award-winning author of Network, Marty, and The Hospital) in a newly commissioned Yiddish translation, directed by Tony Award-nominated director Eleanor Reissa. The Tenth Man will be performed from May 17 to June 11, Off Broadway at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, NYC.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
BroadwayHD's CEO Bonnie Comley has announced a new initiative to put the spotlight on underrepresented voices in the theater community, with a special Trailblazers Category.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
ROOM and INDECENT, the two remaining shows in the 2019-20 Off-Mirvish Season, have been cancelled. For refunds or credits we recommend patrons visit mirvish.com and submit the online form or call TicketKing at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333.
by Laura Fuller - Mar 16, 2020
Finbar Lynch has enjoyed an extensive acting career, spanning stage, film and television. His theatre work includes Girl From the North Country (Noel Coward Theatre, Gielgud Theatre and Toronto) Translations (Donmar Warehouse), Richard III (Almeida Theatre), Antony and Cleopatra (National Theatre), and Antigone (Barbican and world tour). In 1999, he was nominated for both Tony and Drama Desk awards for his performance as Canary Jim in Tennessee Williams' Not About Nightingales. He talks to BroadwayWorld about his role as the Stage Manager in the London transfer of Paula Vogel's Indecent at the Menier Chocolate Factory. A Tony Award-winning hit on Broadway, Indecent explores the origins of the controversial play God of Vengeance by Sholem Asch.
by Ella Embry - Mar 16, 2020
INDECENT by Paula Vogel is equal parts demanding and rewarding for both performers and audience members alike. Theatrical Outlet's cast steps up to that demanding challenge without reservation and leans into the emotionally complicated story with palpable respect and admiration.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2020
The Menier Chocolate Factory today announced that all remaining tickets for March for performances of Paula Vogel's Tony Award-winning Indecent will be sold at £20 each. These tickets will go on sale from 6am on Wednesday 11 March.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will open two new plays in early July with origins at the festival: La Comedia of Errors and Indecent.
by Tanya Seale - Jun 24, 2019
Paula Vogel's Indecent is actually about another play, Sholem Asch's 1906 play, God of Vengeance. At curtain, stage manager Lemml (TJ Lancaster) introduces the troupe, which has been waiting, frozen, in chairs along the back wall. The troupe, all who play multiple characters, is comprised of Paul Cereghino, Zoe Farmingdale, John Flack, Katie Karel, Judi Mann, and Tim Schall, along with musicians Alyssa Avery, Kris Pineda, and Jack Theiling. The year is 1906 and the characters are passionate theatre artists from Warsaw, Poland, committed to the success of Jewish-Yiddish playwright Asch's play about the daughter of a brothel owner who falls in love with one of her father's prostitutes. Controversial? Yes, but Asch dreams of seeing Jewish stories on every stage in every language in what was to be a Yiddish renaissance, and that includes creating stories based on people who might not otherwise have a voice.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 20, 2020
All month long, BroadwayWorld is celebrating Pride! As part of the festivities we polled our readers to find out your picks for the most inspirational LGBTQ+ characters in theatrical history!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Winner of numerous awards including an acclaimed Tony-winning run on Broadway, "Indecent" by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, is the true story of a groundbreaking scandalous play and the courageous artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it. "Indecent" runs June 20th through June 30th at The Grandel Theatre in the Grand Center Arts District. Visit maxandlouie.com or call Metrotix (314) 534-1111 for tickets.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2020
BroadwayHD is planning a jammed packed pride celebration, kicking things off with a special free sing-a-long watch party of Live From Lincoln Center's broadcast of Falsettos – a Lincoln Center Theater production – on June 25th at 8PM, in association with Jordan Roth's Jujamcyn Theatre.
by Shari Barrett - Jun 13, 2019
INDECENT now onstage at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in a co-production with Huntington Theatre Company, magnificently directed by Rebecca Taichman, is as close to a Broadway-quality production as you will ever see in the City of Angels, with incredibly entertaining, stylized movement performed by triple-threat performers, guaranteed to draw you into not only the story but the necessity of its truth being brought to the stage now.
by Gil Kaan - Jun 12, 2019
Paula Vogel's INDECENT has already begun its previews at the Ahmanson Theatre. Vogel and director Rebecca Taichman continue their collaboration, from the workshops and the Broadway run (for which Rebecca won her Tony Award directing INDECENT), to this co-production between the Center Theatre Group and the Huntington Theatre Company. I had the opportunity to delve into the inner creative workings of the man portraying Sholem Asch - Joby Earle.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
INDECENT at Ahmanson Theatre is now on stage! What did the critics think? Read all the reviews! 'Indecent,' by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, opened on June 9 at Center Theatre GroupAhmanson Theatre. Directed by Rebecca Taichmanin a co-production with Huntington Theatre Company, the Tony Award-nominated 'Indecent' will run through July 7, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
Winner of numerous awards including an acclaimed Tony-winning run on Broadway, "Indecent" by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, is the true story of a groundbreaking scandalous play and the courageous artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it.
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 11, 2019
Austin Playhouse is celebrating its 20th Anniversary Season by revisiting two of their favorite characters, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
A seminal work of Jewish culture or an act of traitorous libel? Indecent explores the origins of the highly controversial play The God of Vengeance by Sholem Asch. We follow the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it in this deeply moving play accompanied by a small live klezmer band.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
With the critically acclaimed production of The Boy Friend currently running at the theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announce the forthcoming two productions a?" the European première of Paula Vogel's Tony Award-winning play Indecent, directed by Rebecca Taichman; and Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus directed by Patrick Marber, who returns to the Menier following his smash-hit production of Tom Stoppard's Travesties.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
New Yiddish Rep will present 'The Whore from Ohio' by Hanoch Levin, Israel's foremost playwright, at Theater for the New City February 19 to 23, performed in Yiddish with projected surtitles. This black comedy, which deals memorably with ultimate questions of fantasy, lust and mortality, is one Levin's most famous plays. It is translated into Yiddish from the original Hebrew by Eli Rosen. Gara Sandler directs.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
The Kavinoky Theatre, a professional theatre on the campus of D'Youville , continues its 40th Anniversary season with Indecent by Paula Vogel.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2021
The holiday of Purim has often been called “the Jewish Carnavale,” with the joys of song, laughter and drama folded into one, like tangy, fruit-filled hamantashen. That’s just the recipe for a Yiddishe Taam that the Yiddishkayt Initiative will be serving up at its first annual International VIRTUAL YI Love Yiddishfest – Purim Edition, Feb 25-28.
by Marianka Swain - Feb 26, 2020
London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a musical with old Hollywood glamour to starry Chekhov and Coward, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2021
The Congress for Jewish Culture continues its International Virtual Yiddish Theater series with MEGILLAH CYCLE, featuring an all-star international cast, directed and adapted by Mike Burstyn from Itzik Manger’s modernist take on the traditional Purim play.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2021
One week after Ash Wednesday, the Congress for Jewish Culture has posted its special celebration of writer Sholem Asch with their online event titled ASCH WEDNESDAY. Sholem Asch is best known for his play GOD OF VENGEANCE, which he wrote in 1906 and was published in English-language translation in 1918.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2021
Renowned actor/director Mike Burstyn will be this week’s special guest on “The Yiddish Voice” on Boston’s WNUR Radio tonight (Wednesday) at 7:30 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
The Menier Chocolate Factory today presents the European première of Paula Vogel's Tony Award-winning play Indecent. Rebecca Taichman directs Cory English - The Middle (Male); Beverley Klein - The Elder (Female); Finbar Lynch - The Stage Manager; Molly Osborne - The Ingenue (Female); Peter Polycarpou - The Elder (Male); Alexandra Silber - The Middle (Female); Joseph Timms - The Ingenue (Male); Merlin Shepherd - The Clarinettist; Anna Lowenstein - The Violinist, and Josh Middleton - The Accordionist.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2021
The Congress for Jewish Culture continues its International Virtual Yiddish Theater series with MEGILLAH CYCLE, featuring an all-star international cast, directed and adapted by Mike Burstyn from Itzik Manger’s modernist take on the traditional Purim play.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, February 20-21, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2021
The Congress for Jewish Culture will continue its International Virtual Yiddish Theater series with MEGILLAH CYCLE, featuring an all-star international cast, directed and adapted by Mike Burstyn from Itzik Manger’s modernist take on the traditional Purim play.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2021
The Congress for Jewish Culture will continue its International Virtual Yiddish Theater series with MEGILLAH CYCLE, featuring an all-star international cast, directed and adapted by Mike Burstyn from Itzik Manger’s modernist take on the traditional Purim play.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Theatrical Outfit continues its groundbreaking 2019 a?" 2020 Season with the ATLANTA PREMIERE of Indecent by Paula Vogel a?" the critically acclaimed Tony Award winning smash hit. Indecent runs March 4 a?"29, 2020 only at The Balzer Theater at Herren's in the heart of Downtown Atlanta.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2021
Tomorrow, Ash Wednesday, the Congress for Jewish Culture will host a special celebration of writer Sholem Asch, with an online event titled ASCH WEDNESDAY. Sholem Asch is best known for his play GOD OF VENGEANCE, which he wrote in 1906 and was published in English-language translation in 1918.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
The Yiddishkayt Initiative (YI) (Avi Hoffman, Producing Artistic Director) and Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) have announced the full lineup of events for the inaugural YI Love New York YiddishFest. This selection of performances, screenings, and discussions centered around Jewish culture and Yiddish entertainment will play several New York City venues from December 21-29. Reservations are required for all events and can be made at www.yiddishfest.org.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 29, 2019
With the roaring twenties fast approaching, it's time to reflect on all the shows that made an impact on us over the last decade, and on what we would like to see on stage in the decade to come. The 2010s gave us some groundbreaking new shows - Hamilton, Hadestown, Waitress - incredible revivals - Oklahoma, The Color Purple, Pippin - and breakout stars - Ben Platt, Alex Brightman, Cynthia Erivo, just to name a few. So many shows that graced the stage in the 2010s made lasting impact on audiences. Let's take a look at what shows we'd like to see a revival of in the 2020s!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
From January 17 to 26, 2020, New Yiddish Rep will present a Yiddish language version of 'The Labor of Life' by Israeli playwright Hanoch Levin, translated by Eli Rosen, directed by Gera Sandler, at New Yiddish Rep's Cyrus and Rose Feldman Studio Theater, 315 W. 39 Street, 9th floor. This comedy, originally written in Hebrew, will be performed in Yiddish with projected English surtitles. It is a funny and very sad play of the missed opportunities, compromises and disillusionments demanded by the 'labor of life.' Originally presented at Israel's HaBima in June, 1989, it stands out among contemporary writings for its sardonic resonance to Israelis and Jews worldwide.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
In their continuing effort to make Broadway more accessible, BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater, announced today that they have partnered with Broadway & Beyond Theatricals to bring BroadwayHD digital captures to performing arts centers and regional playhouses across the U.S. BroadwayHD films Broadway shows and brings them beyond the four walls of the Broadway stage. A partnership with Broadway & Beyond Theatricals creates a steady pipeline of digital Broadway content to be shared into theaters across the country that may never have the opportunity to provide productions of this size and magnitude with this level of starpower, and to present their audiences with productions that were not or are no longer available as a national tour.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
These two staged readings are part of the collaboration of The Jewish Repertory Theatre and The Kavinoky Theatre on the drama Indecent-which is a a?oePlay within a Playa?? about the 1923 production of God of Vengeance and the controversy that followed.  Audiences have the unique opportunity to experience the reading of the 1923 play that inspired the 2015 Broadway production.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Cape Rep Theatre presents the Cape premiere of INDECENT, by Paula Vogel September 18 through October 13, Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
Seattle Rep today announced complete casting for its production of the Tony Award-winning play Indecent, a powerful drama from Pulitzer Prize-winning Jewish playwright Paula Vogel.