The cast of Indecent, airing on PBS Great Performances November 17
The cast of Indecent, airing on PBS Great Performances November 17

Paula Vogel’s Indecent to Continue

Paula Vogel’s Tony-nominated play Indecent may have announced its closing last-week, but it appears that its life on Broadway will continue. Thanks to an outcry from theatre audiences who herald the play’s importance, the production will continue its run into the summer, closing at Broadway’s Cort Theatre on August 6.
“There are shows that remind you of the reason we all fell in love with the theatre in the first place, and Indecent has been one of those shows for all of us involved in it. We have been thrilled that this show has affected audiences so profoundly during our Broadway run,” commented Daryl Roth, on behalf of the producers. “But since we announced our closing, the electricity of what is happening at the Cort has been profound. So it gives me great pleasure to extend the life of Indecent for just a few more weeks on Broadway, to give theatregoers a little more time to see it before we pack up our suitcases for the final time on August 6.”

Indecent was a Tony-nominated Best Play contender this season, and it took home an award for its director Rebecca Taichman. Described on its official website, “Indecent is a new play inspired by the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance. Created by Vogel and Taichman and set at a time when immigrants were changing the face of America, this play with music is a riveting look at an explosive movement in theatre history. “

The production came to Broadway after a critically acclaimed, sold-out run at the Vineyard Theatre. The cast includes Katrina Lenk, Mimi Lieber, Max Gordon Moore, Tom Nelis, Steven Rattazzi, Richard Topol, and Adina Verson. Indecent features music by Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva, with choreography by David Dorfman. The play opened on Broadway on April 18, 2017.

Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals and maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.