Three 2017 Tony Award Nominations:
Best Play, Best Direction of a Play, Best Lighting Design of a Play.
Between Art and Obscenity:
Indecent is a new drama that follows the history of a controversial Broadway play and the artists that risked everything to perform it.
From the producers:
Indecent follows the incredible journey of a controversial piece of theater and the passionate artists who risked their lives and careers to perform it. This riveting and richly theatrical backstage drama is a celebration of art and tradition, a fierce indictment of censorship and a gripping look at an explosive moment in history.
A Celebrated Author’s Broadway Debut:
Playwright Paula Vogel first came to national prominence with her AIDS-related seriocomedy The Baltimore Waltz, which won the Obie Award for Best Play in 1992. She received the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play How I Learned to Drive. Vogel has also served as Chair of the playwriting department at the Yale School of Drama. Indecent was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre and American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and received the 2015 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award. The play had its world premiere production at Yale Repertory Theatre in October 2015. It then played a limited engagement at the La Jolla Playhouse from November to December 2015. The New York premiere was produced Off Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre, opening in May 2016. The production transferred to Broadway where it opened at the Cort Theatre in April 2017. This marks the first time a play by Vogel has appeared on Broadway.
Paula Vogel on Jewish Identity:
New York Daily News: “Heart-stirring and haunting…Vogel and Taichman tell the story in vibrantly theatrical fashion.”
New York Times: “It is virtuous, sturdily assembled, informative and brimming with good faith.”
Newsday: “Extraordinary…It’s a gripping and entertaining show with laughter and tears…[a] marvelous 10-member cast.”
Time Out New York: “Rich in sympathy and humor…An elegant tribute to things that vanish in the blink of a historical eye, Indecent is a memorial that feels like a blessing.”