Indecent 2017

Run Time:
One hour and 30 minutes, with no intermission
Ages: 14+
Opened: April 18, 2017
Closing: August 06, 2017

Indecent - 2017 - Broadway History , Info & More

INDECENT is the new play from Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel inspired by the true story of the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance. Called "superbly realized and remarkably powerful" by the New York Times and hailed as one of the best plays of the year by critics, Indecent charts the journey of an incendiary drama and the artists who risked their lives to perform it. Created by Vogel and director Rebecca Taichman and set at a time when waves of immigrants were changing the face of America, this play with music is a riveting look at an explosive moment in theatrical history and comes to Broadway from its critically acclaimed, sold-out run at the Vineyard Theatre.

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Paula Vogel's ‘Indecent’ on Broadway: theater review
8 / 10

There was a time when a smooch shared by two women on stage could be deemed smutty enough to shutter the production. Yes, that happened. 'Indecent,' the heart-stirring and haunting play created in tandem by author Paula Vogel and director Rebecca Taichman offers a dramatic reminder of that - and of the power of art...Vogel...and Taichman - each in an impressive Broadway debut - tell the story in vibrantly theatrical fashion. The ace ensemble breathes life into more than three dozen characters...Be prepared for precipitation to fall from your own eyes.

‘Indecent’ Broadway Review: Who Knew Yiddish Theater Was So Gay-Friendly?
8 / 10

I'm a total sucker for plays, movies and books about little known events that completely shake up our sense of history...Lesbian love was glorified in a popular Yiddish play in the early 20th century? Vogel tells her complicated, sprawling story with urgent economy. She uses the rain scene, enacted by Katrina Lenk and Adina Verson, as a leitmotiv. The words remain the same (and they're pretty graphic), but the meaning keeps changing, growing.

The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes INDECENT Stars Mimi Lieber and Tom Nelis
by Broadwaysted - July 26, 2017

Don't worry--our two new #FriendsoftheShow aren't salacious or obscene. They're just INDECENT's Mimi Lieber and Tom Nelis! We're pouring out white wine and Gin and Tonics (not Seltzer, Kevin...Tonic!) while Mimi and Tom talk about INDECENT'S exciting Tony wins and the amazing move by Super Star Producer Daryl Roth to resurrect INDECENT beyond the initial closing date (you have until August 6th people, so GO!)

INDECENT's Eleanor Reissa to Join Klezmatics' Frank London in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - July 5, 2017

Eleanor Reissa -- one of the members of the cast of Paula Vogel's Tony Award-winning play INDECENT, also known as the 'Yiddish diva' - will be joined by Frank London, a founding member of the Grammy Award-winning Klezmatics, for a one-night-only concert of traditional and popular music performed in Yiddish on Monday, July 17 at 7 pm at 54 Below (254 W. 54 St.) in New York City. 

Photo Flash: Broadway Stay INDECENT Celebrates 100th Show
by Julie Musbach - July 1, 2017

INDECENT, Paula Vogel's award-winning play at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street), celebrated its 100thperformance on Broadway last night. The production, the miracle on 48th Street, originally scheduled to close on June 25, was instead extended for six more weeks, running through August 6, as a result of increased ticket sales and passionate audience response.

INDECENT's Ticket Sales Spike at Start of Broadway Extension
by BWW News Desk - June 29, 2017

INDECENT, Paula Vogel's award-winning play now on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street), has seen a remarkable jump in box office sales in just one week's time.

INDECENT Announces Broadway Extension; Performances Now Through 8/6
by A.A. Cristi - June 22, 2017

It's rare when a play touches so many people as INDECENT has. The producers of the Tony Award-winning drama have recently announced plans to continue performances through Sunday, August 6 at Broadway's Cort Theatre.

BWW Flashback: Broadway History is History- INDECENT Takes Its Final Broadway Bow Today
by Stephi Wild - August 6, 2017

Winner of two 2017 Tony Awards, Indecent will play its final performance on Broadway on today, August 6 at 3:00 PM at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.) The production, the miracle on 48th Street, originally scheduled to close on June 25, was instead extended for six more weeks, as a result of increased ticket sales and passionate audience response.

Paula Vogel's Tony-Winning INDECENT Sets Broadway Closing; Story to Live on at Stages Across the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - June 14, 2017

Winner of two 2017 Tony Awards, Indecent will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, June 25th at 3:00 PM at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.) At the time of closing, Indecent will have played 79 performances and 15 previews.

Paula Vogel and Noted Historian Talk Censorship and INDECENT for DLDF Today
by BWW News Desk - June 9, 2017

Today, June 9th, the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel and noted historian and Harvard lecturer Dr. Timothy McCarthy in a conversation about the history and cultural impact of the censored 1923 Broadway production of Sholem Asch's God of Vengeance and the new Broadway play inspired by it, this season's Tony-nominated Indecent.

INDECENT Playwright Paula Vogel Addresses Life Members of the Workmen's Circle
by BWW News Desk - June 9, 2017

Paula Vogel, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of the triple Tony Award-nominated Broadway play Indecent, was the special guest speaker at a private reception honoring Workmen's Circle Life Members on Monday, June 5.

Famed Sex Therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer to Lead INDECENT Talkback Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Famed sex therapist and media personality Dr. Ruth Westheimer will be the special guest at a post-performance talkback on Tuesday, May 30 at Indecent, the Tony Award nominated Best Play, at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street).

INDECENT's Paula Vogel to Offer Playwriting Boot Camp at Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Tony-nominated playwright Paula Vogel (INDECENT) - a Pulitzer Prize winning dramatist and one of the nation's preeminent teachers of playwriting -- will offer one of her trademark sessions on playwriting, which she calls BOOT CAMPS, on Monday, May 22nd at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) starting at 10 a.m., it has been announced by Vineyard's artistic directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern.

Tony Nominees Paula Vogel & Rebecca Taichman to Lead INDECENT Talk-Backs Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Tony Award nominees Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman will be the featured speakers in post-show talk-backs May 16-18 at Indecent at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street).

INDECENT's Christopher Akerlind Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play
by BWW News Desk - June 11, 2017

Christopher Akerlind has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play for INDECENT.

INDECENT's Rebecca Taichman Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play
by BWW News Desk - June 11, 2017

Rebecca Taichman has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for INDECENT.

New Dramatists to Honor INDECENT's Daryl Roth & Paula Vogel at Spring Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor 10-time Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with their 2017 Outstanding Career Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute.

BWW TV: Fourth Time's a Charm! Go Inside Opening Night of INDECENT on Broadway
by TV - Opening Night Special - April 22, 2017

Indecent, the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE), opened earlier this week, April 18 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and we're taking you to the after party festivities below!

Photo Coverage: INDECENT Company Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - April 19, 2017

Indecent, the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE), opened just last night, April 18 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and you can check out photos from inside the after party below!

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for INDECENT
by Walter McBride - April 19, 2017

Indecent, the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE), opened just last night, April 18 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below!

Photo Coverage: INDECENT Company Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - April 19, 2017

Indecent, the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE), opened just last night, April 18 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below!

BWW Review: Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman's Thrilling INDECENT Recalls A Case of Broadway Censorship
by Michael Dale - April 19, 2017

Passion, as it applies to the need to create and communicate through artistic endeavors, is a word that can be overused. Certainly countless numbers derive immense pleasure from their participation in the arts, and may even feel an uncontrollable need for it. But to continue on despite the risk of losing your freedom, or even being killed for it... that is a display of passion.

Review Roundup: Paula Vogel's INDECENT Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - April 18, 2017

Indecent, the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE), opens tonight, April 18, at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues). Let's see what the critics had to say...

Meet the Cast of Broadway's INDECENT- Opens Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - April 18, 2017

Indecent opens tonight, April 18 at the Cort Theatre. Meet the cast before their opening bows!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from INDECENT on Broadway!
by Nicole Rosky - April 17, 2017

Indecent, the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE), opens Tuesday, April 18 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below!

Indecent FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What productions of Indecent have there been?
Indecent has had 3 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2016, Broadway which opened in 2017 and West End which opened in 2021.
What Tony Awards has Indecent been nominated for?
Indecent has been nominated for Best Play, Best Direction of a Play for Rebecca Taichman, and Best Lighting Design of a Play for Christopher Akerlind at the Tony Awards.
What Tony Awards has Indecent won?
Indecent has won the Tony Awards for Best Direction of a Play for Rebecca Taichman and Best Lighting Design of a Play for Christopher Akerlind.
What awards has Indecent been nominated for?
Indecent has been nominated for several prestigious awards, including Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for Christopher Akerlind, Outstanding Play at the Drama Desk Awards for Paula Vogel, Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play at the Drama League Awards for Indecent, Outstanding Director of a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Rebecca Taichman, Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical) at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Christopher Akerlind, Outstanding New Broadway Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Indecent, Outstanding Projection Design (Play or Musical) at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Tal Yarden, and Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater at the Theatre World Awards for Katrina Lenk.
What awards has Indecent won?
Indecent has won several awards including Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for Christopher Akerlind, Outstanding Play at the Drama Desk Awards for Paula Vogel, and Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play at the Drama League Awards for Indecent. The show also received the Outstanding Director of a Play award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Rebecca Taichman, Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical) at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Christopher Akerlind, Outstanding New Broadway Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Indecent, and Outstanding Projection Design (Play or Musical) at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Tal Yarden. Additionally, Katrina Lenk received the Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater at the Theatre World Awards.

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