Pretty Filthy 2015

Opened: February 8, 2015
Closing: March 01, 2015

Pretty Filthy - 2015 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Inspired by a tradition of classic musicals about show business, Pretty Filthy is the untold showbiz musical, based on interviews with adult entertainers. Armed with their notepads and recorders, The Civilians crossed the mountain range that divides Hollywood from the "other Hollywood"—the San Fernando Valley, world capital of porn. The artists conducted interviews and visited sets to get an insider's glimpse into a world that is far more than the sum of its (very) visible parts. The Civilians' time in the Valley captured a singular time in our culture; this digital era that's radically transformed the business of sex. Pretty Filthy is ultimately a story about trying to make a life and a living in an ever-changing world—a task that's all the more complicated when your work is so intimately tied to customer "satisfaction."

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Jared Zirilli Joins the Cast of THE JERUSALEM SYNDROME at The York Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 15, 2023

Jared Zirilli (The Donna Summer Musical) is joining the cast of The Jerusalem Syndrome, replacing at The York Theatre Company James D. Gish in the role of Mickey Rose.

Yazbeck & Della Penna's DEAD OUTLAW, LANGSTON IN HARLEM, and More to Play 54 Below in May
by Blair Ingenthron - Apr 29, 2023

Next month, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below is a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve and expand the art of the cabaret, honor the music of Broadway, and provide an unparalleled experience to diverse communities.

Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for GRAND HORIZONS Regional Premiere at San Jose Stage Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 3, 2023

San Jose Stage Company has announced the full cast and creative team for The Stage’s upcoming Regional Premiere of the 2020 Tony Award-nominated comedy, GRAND HORIZONS by Bess Wohl.

Johnny Berchtold Joins the Cast of CAMP SIEGFRIED at Second Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2022

Johnny Berchtold will join the cast of the New York Premiere production of CAMP SIEGFRIED, the new play from Tony Award-nominee BESS WOHL (2ST’s Grand Horizons and Make Believe), directed by Tony Award-winner DAVID CROMER (The Band’s Visit, 2ST’s Man from Nebraska) at Second Stage Theater.

David Aaron Baker, Nina Hellman, Richard Topol & More to Star in THE UNBELIEVING at 59E59 Theaters
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2022

59E59 Theaters and The Civilians have announced the full cast & creative team for The Unbelieving by Marin Gazzaniga (So Close) and directed by Steve Cosson (Whisper House). The Unbelieving begins previews October 20, 2022, in Theater B and opens October 27 for a run through November 20, 2022.  

Sawyer Barth & Lily McInerny to Star in Bess Wohl's CAMP SIEGFRIED at Second Stage Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2022

Second Stage Theater will kick off its 44th Season with the New York Premiere of CAMP SIEGFRIED, the new play from Tony Award-nominee BESS WOHL, directed by Tony Award-winner DAVID CROMER. The production will feature SAWYER BARTH and LILY McINERNY, both of whom will be making their off-Broadway stage debuts.

Gloucester Stage Company To Present GRAND HORIZONS, Opening This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2022

The GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY will present the Tony Award-nominated GRAND HORIZONS next in the lineup of its 2022 season. Robert Walsh returns to Gloucester Stage to direct this thought-provoking comedy of marital malaise by award-winning playwright Bess Wohl, running from July 29 to August 21.

Second Stage Announces Two New Plays, Featuring First Female Native American Playwright Produced on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced two new productions for its upcoming 2022-23 Season. Tony Award-nominee Bess Wohl will return to the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street) this Fall with the New York premiere of CAMP SIEGFRIED. Spring 2023 will see the Broadway premiere of Larissa FastHorse's THE THANKSGIVING PLAY,

Betsy Wolfe, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney & More at The Green Room 42 in May
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022

The Green Room 42 has announced their May line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.

Wayne Brady, Jake Shears, & Kelly Marie Tran to Lead KINKY BOOTS at the Hollywood Bowl
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022

Get tickets get more information on the production this summer. First casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl’s upcoming production of Kinky Boots, featuring Wayne Brady in the role of Lola, Jake Shears as Charlie, and Kelly Marie Tran as Lauren. 

Hermitage Artist Retreat Announces New Programs in May With Bess Wohl & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022

The Hermitage Artist Retreat has announced four new community programs in May with Hermitage Fellows specializing in music, writing, multimedia, and theater, including an event with Tony Award-nominated playwright Bess Wohl (Grand Horizons, Small Mouth Sounds).

'The Next Horizon: The Latest from Playwright Bess Wohl' Comes to the Hermitage in November
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2021

This event will also be available via livestream. This outdoor Hermitage event is presented in partnership with the Asolo Rep, which will host the regional premiere of Wohl’s play Grand Horizons starting in January of 2022. 

UNKNOWN SOLDIER Original Cast Recording Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 24, 2021

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Unknown Soldier: Original Cast Recording – one of the final scores from the beloved late Obie Award-winning songwriter Michael Friedman – is available in digital and streaming formats today, Friday, September 24, which would have been Friedman’s 46th birthday.

UNKNOWN SOLIDER Original Cast Recording Set to be Released
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2021

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Unknown Soldier: Original Cast Recording – one of the final scores from the beloved late Obie Award-winning songwriter Michael Friedman – will be released in digital and streaming formats on Friday, September 24, the date that would have been Friedman’s 46th birthday.

The Greetings Committee Share New Single 'Can I Leave Me Too?'
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 10, 2021

Comprised of Addie Sartino, Brandon Yangmi, Pierce Turcotte and Austin Fraser, the spirit of purposeful sharing has served as something of a lifeline for The Greeting Committee.

Dramatists Guild Foundation Honors Bess Wohl With First-Ever Georgia Engel Comedy Playwriting Prize
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2020

Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) honors the life and legacy of Emmy-nominated, Obie-Award-winning actress and comedian Georgia Engel with a new namesake Award for a playwright in comedy. The inaugural recipient is Bess Wohl (a?oeGrand Horizons,a?? a?oeSmall Mouth Sounds,a?? Make Believea??). 

PIANO BAR LIVE! Continues Live-Streaming on Facebook on June 9
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2020

Piano man Michael McAssey hosts Piano Bar Live! this Tuesday, June 9th at 7:15 pm ET, following New York City's 7 O'Clock Cheer. This week's guests will be Luba Mason, Phyllis Pastore, Nina Gabianelli, Bob Diamond, Bob Egan, Jovan E'Sean and a weekly secret guest!

Award Winning PIANO BAR LIVE! Continues Special Live-Streaming June 2
by A.A. Cristi - May 28, 2020

Piano man Michael McAssey hosts Piano Bar Live! this Tuesday, June 2nd at 7:15 pm ET, following New York City's 7 O'Clock Cheer. This week's guests will be Luba Mason, Phyllis Pastore, Nina Gabianelli, Bob Egan, Adam Rennie, Melvina Rose Johnson and a weekly secret guest!

International Cast Stars In GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES In Vancouver
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2020

An international cast is set to star in a new production of Gruesome Playground Injuries next month. The original production premiered at the Alley Theatre in Houston in 2009, then off-Broadway in 2011. The play will be put up during the both romantic and equally commercialized Valentine's day season.

The Civilians Welcome 2019-20 R&D Group
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 15, 2019

The Civilians, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Steve Cosson and Managing Director Margaret Moll, announces the members of its 2019-20 R&D Group, comprised of writers, composers, and directors who are creating new works derived from creative inquiry.  

DIRTY WORDS Comes to Alexander Upstairs
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2019

Dirty Words was born in the fast and loose crucible that is Alexander Upstairs' own monthly experimental platform, Play Things. Immediately it became a cult sensation. Filthy, Explicit and incredibly funnya?? Dirty Words pulls back the covers on erotica, chat sex, dirty talk and naughty sexy grammar. In seven sketches Maggie and Sanda turn up the raunch, slipping in sexy tongue twisters and burlesque shenanigans.

The Civilians Presents Claire Kiechel's PAUL SWAN IS DEAD AND GONE
by Julie Musbach - Apr 9, 2019

The Civilians, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director Steve Cosson and Managing Director Margaret Moll, is proud to present the world premiere of Paul Swan is Dead and Gone by Claire Kiechel, a former member of The Civilians' R&D Group where the play was first developed. Directed by Cosson and starring Tony Torn as the real-life Paul Swan, the production marks Kiechel's New York debut and runs April 25 - May 19, with an opening night set for May 1. For an audience of only 30, the intimate and immersive performance takes place at Torn Page (435 West 22nd Street, Manhattan), a salon-style performance space located inside a historic Chelsea townhouse originally purchased by Torn's parents, Geraldine Page and Rip Torn.

Bagels And Broadway Presents Network's Nicholas Guest, The Other Josh Cohen's Steve Rosen, And Director Of AFTER, Joe Brancato
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 5, 2019

Tune into Bagels and Broadway this Saturday, April 6th, as Award winning media personality and producer/host, Valerie Smaldone, welcomes Network's Nicholas Guest, The Other Josh Cohen's Steve Rosen, and the director of After and founder and Artistic Director of Penguin Rep, Joe Brancato, to her weekly radio show. 

SpeakEasy Stage Announces SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS
by Julie Musbach - Dec 3, 2018

From January 4 through February 2, 2019, SpeakEasy Stage will proudly present the Boston Premiere of the hit Off-Broadway comedy SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS by Bess Wohl.  

Review Roundup: Bess Wohl's Darkly Comic AMERICAN HERO Opens IAMA Season
by Alan Henry - Oct 3, 2018

IAMA Theatre Company opens its 2018-19 season with a darkly comic celebration of the power of teamwork and unity to overcome adversity. James Eckhousedirects the Los Angeles premiere ofAmerican Hero, opening Sept. 21 in aPasadena Playhouse guest production at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre. Performances will continue through Oct. 21, with low-priced previews beginning Sept. 15.


Pretty Filthy has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2015.
Pretty Filthy has been nominated for Outstanding Musical at the Drama Desk Awards and Outstanding Musical at The Lortels.