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 ofVengeance. The New York Times called it “superbly realized and remarkably powerful” and critics have hailed it as one of the best plays of the year. 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.

138 W. 48TH ST.

90 minutes with no intermission

May be inappropriate for 12 and under.
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Complete Cast Set for Paula Vogel's Indecent  on Broadway
Paula Vogel’s Indecent  Books a Broadway Theatre
Paula Vogel’s Indecent  to Open
Playwright / Co-Creator
Paula Vogel is Playwright in Residence at Yale Repertory Theatre. Indecent was commissioned by Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s American Revolutions and Yale Repertory Theatre in close collaboration with director Rebecca Taichman, and co-produced by La Jolla Playhouse. Indecent was developed at the Sundance Theatre Lab in 2013 and has been produced at Yale Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse and the Vineyard Theatre. Her play How I Learned To Drive received the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Lortel Prize, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and New York Drama Critics Awards for Best Play, as well as her second Obie Award. Other plays include Don Juan Comes Home From Iraq, The Long Christmas Ride Home, The Mineola Twins, The Baltimore Waltz, Hot ‘N’ Throbbing, Desdemona, And Baby Makes Seven, The Oldest Profession, and A Civil War Christmas. In 2004-05, she was the playwright in residence at New York’s Signature Theatre. TCG has published four books of her work: "The Mammary Plays," "The Baltimore Waltz and Other Plays," "The Long Christmas Ride Home," and "A Civil War Christmas." Most recent awards include the Theatre Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Dramatists Guild, and the 2015 Thornton Wilder Award. She is honored to have two awards to emerging playwrights named after her: the Paula Vogel Award, created by the American College Theatre Festival in 2003, and the Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, given annually by the Vineyard Theatre since 2007. Ms. Vogel won the 2004 Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Obie for Best Play in 1992, the Rhode Island Pell Award in the Arts, the Hull-Warriner Award, The Laura Pels Award, the Pew Charitable Trust Senior Award, a Guggenheim, an AT&T New Plays Award, the Fund for New American Plays, the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center Fellowship, several National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, the McKnight Fellowship, and the Bunting Fellowship from Radcliffe College. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was recently awarded a Thirtini from 13P in New York. She has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, the Double UCross Colony, as well as Yaddo. She has taught for 24 years at Brown University and for five years at Yale School of Drama where she was the Eugene O’Neill Professor of Playwriting. She is honored by Philadelphia Young Playwrights and Quiara Hudes, who is curating the Paula Vogel Mentors Project.
Director / Co-Creator
Rebecca Taichman directed Indecent at Vineyard Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse and Yale Repertory Theatre. Off-Broadway credits include Familiar by Danai Gurira (Playwrights Horizons); The Oldest Boy by Sarah Ruhl (Lincoln Center Theater); The Luck of the Irish (LCT3); Stage Kiss, Milk Like Sugar (Playwrights Horizons); Orlando (Classic Stage Company); Orpheus (New York City Opera); Dark Sisters (Music Theater Group, Gotham Chamber Opera); Rappaccini’s Daughter (Gotham Chamber Opera); Marie Antoinette (Soho Rep.); The Scene (Second Stage, Humana Festival of New Plays); and Menopausal Gentleman (Ohio Theatre). Regional credits include Sleeping Beauty Wakes, Milk Like Sugar (La Jolla Playhouse); Twelfth Night, Time and the Conways (The Old Globe); Marie Antoinette (A.R.T.); She Loves Me (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); The Winter’s Tale (McCarter Theatre Center, Shakespeare Theatre Company); Cymbeline, Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare Theatre Company); Twelfth Night, Sleeping Beauty Wakes (McCarter); Dead Man’s Cell Phone and The Clean House (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company), the world premieres of Familiar by Danai Gurira and David Adjmi’s The Evildoers and Marie Antoinette at Yale Rep. She received her MFA from Yale School of Drama.
David Dorfman and David Dorfman Dance have toured the world since 1987, most recently to Greece – and Armenia, Turkey and Tajikistan via DanceMotion USA/US State Department/Brooklyn Academy of Music, where DDD has appeared in the Next Wave Festival. David has received NEA’s, a Guggenheim, a “Bessie” and a “Barrymore” (Green Violin, Rebecca Taichman). He is honored to work with Rebecca again and with Paula Vogel and this incredible cast. Look for DDD’s Aroundtown in 2017.
Scenic Design
Vineyard, La Jolla Playhouse and Yale Rep productions of Indecent. Broadway: The Gin Game; The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess; The People in the Picture; Caroline, or Change (also Royal National Theater, London); Elaine Stritch: At Liberty (also National Tour, Old Vic London); Topdog/Underdog (Royal Court); Bells Are Ringing; Parade (directed by Hal Prince; Tony and Drama Desk nominations); Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk (also National Tour, Japan) and The Tempest. Recent: Grounded directed by Julie Taymor, The Library directed by Steven Soderbergh (The Public); La Mouette (Cour d’Honneur, Palais des Papes, Avignon Festival); Abigail’s Party (Oslo National Theatre); The Dead (The Abbey Theatre); King Lear (TFANA). He has designed over 200 productions in the U.S. and internationally. Faculty: SUNY Purchase.
Costume Design
Broadway: Dear Evan HansenOh, Hello On BroadwayIf/ThenVanya and Sonia and Masha and SpikeBloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Off-Broadway, she has designed multiple productions for Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, The Public, Lincoln Center, The Roundabout, MTC, Atlantic Theater Company, MCC and more. Regionally, her work has been seen at La Jolla Playhouse, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, The Old Globe, Williamstown Theater Festival, Shakespeare Theater DC, The Goodman, CTG, Long Wharf, and Santa Fe Opera. Upcoming: Lucia Di Lammermoor (Santa Fe Opera). 
Lighting Design
Broadway: The Last Ship, Rocky (Tony nomination), Superior Donuts, 110 in the Shade (Tony nomination), Well, Awake and Sing! (Tony nomination), The Light in the Piazza (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics’ Awards), and Seven Guitars (Tony nomination) among others. Martha Clarke’s Angel Reapers, Kaos, Garden of Earthly Delights (revival), and Belle Epoche. Other NY: Atlantic, Manhattan Theater Club, NYTW, Public, and Roundabout. Recent Opera: St Louis, Santa Fe, Washington National, Wexford.
Sound Design
Credits: The Royale (Lincoln Center Theater, Old Globe); Indecent (La Jolla Playhouse, Yale Rep, Vineyard); Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (ART, Ars Nova, Kazino); Time and the Conways (Old Globe); Stage Kiss, 100 Saints You Should Know (Playwrights Horizons); Marie Antoinette (ART, Yale Rep, SoHo Rep); Three Pianos (NYTW, ART); The Human Scale (The Public); Telephone (Foundry Theatre); How We Got On, Death Tax, A Devil at Noon (Humana Festival); Hammock and Blueprints of Relentless Nature (Liz Lerman Dance Exchange). As a company member of The TEAM, Matt has designed Roosevelvis, The Holler Sessions, Waiting for You on the Corner Of…, Mission Drift, Architecting, Particularly in the Heartland, and A Thousand Natural Shocks. B.A. in Philosophy from Xavier University.
Projection Design
Broadway: The Crucible, Sunday in the Park with George. Off-Broadway: Lazarus, Indecent, King Lear, Distracted, The Little Foxes, Liberty City, Kaos, Beast, The Misanthrope, Lush Valley, Sounding, Futura, Corpus Exquisitus, A Dog and Pony Show. Regional: Indecent, Swimming in March, Pop! International: Hamlet, Kings of War, Antigone, The Damned, The Fountainhead, Cries and Whispers, Antonioni Project, Mourning Becomes Electra, Angels in America, Husbands, Roman Tragedies. Opera: Exterminating Angel, Between Worlds, Mazeppa, Idomeneo, Brokeback Mountain, Macbeth.
Co-Composer / Co-Music Director
Lisa Gutkin is the Grammy Award-winning violinist, singer and songwriter of the Klezmatics. She played in Sting’s The Last Ship, had a cameo appearance in “Sex and the City,” and is a MacDowell Fellow. Lisa appears on hundreds of recordings including From Here On In, a CD of her original songs produced by John Lissauer, and Play Klezmer Fiddle!, an instructional DVD. She has co-authored songs with Woody Guthrie, Anne Sexton, and Maggie Dubris, and composed for symphony orchestra, dance, and film.

Aaron Halva is honored to make his Broadway debut strapped to an accordion. Off-Broadway/Regional: Servant of Two Masters (Theatre For a New Audience, Yale Rep, Guthrie, ArtsEmerson, STC, Seattle Rep), A Doctor In Spite of Himself (Intiman Theatre, Berkeley Rep), The Moliere Impromptu (Trinity Rep). TV/Film: “Wall Street II”. 2016 Connecticut Critic’s Circle Award for Musical Direction and Composition. Aaron directed the Latin music group nu guajiro playing tres (Cuban guitar) for over two decades.
Fight Director
He and his son, Christian Kelly-Sordelet are creators of Sordelet Inc, a combat company bringing over 30 years of action movement to the New York City theatrical community. Sordelet INC has 68 Broadway credits including Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Eclipsed, and Bright Star. They have 65 first-class production credits in hundreds of cities on five continents including Ben Hur Live (Rome, European Tour) and four international and national tours currently running. Recent: The New York Spectacular for Radio City Music Hall and three operas for Santa Fe Opera. They are stunt coordinators on over 1,000 episodes of television and for numerous feature films. Rick is a board member of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and author of the play Buried Treasure. He is also the author of the upcoming film 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea produced by Fox and directed by Bryan Singer.
Technical Supervisor
Patrick Shea and Chris Smith (Smitty) together on Indecent, Roman Holiday, Kinky Boots NY/National Tour/Korea/Toronto/Japan/Australia, Holler If Ya Hear Me, Chaplin, Elf, August: Osage County NY & Tour, Brooklyn. Previously, Smitty also did Wonderland, Legally Blonde Tour, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Evita, Catch Me If You Can, A Behanding in Spokane, Tale of Two Cities, Xanadu Japan, Times They Are A Changin’, Soccer Moms, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Legally Blonde NY & Tour, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, AIDA, Imaginary Friends, Def Poetry Jam, Disney’s Berlin Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Capeman, Show Boat, Kiss of the Spider Woman.
Production Stage Manager
Broadway: Jitney, All the Way, A Time to Kill, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Clybourne Park, The Pee-Wee Herman Show, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Elaine Stritch At Liberty, Stones in His Pockets, Bells Are Ringing, The Capeman. 18 productions at the Public Theatre, 14 productions of Shakespeare in the Park, also numerous Off-Broadway, regional and international productions.
Select Broadway: Cats, Sunset Boulevard, School of Rock, Dear Evan Hansen, A Bronx Tale, Bandstand, Dr. Zhivago, It Shoulda Been You, Gigi, Bullets Over Broadway, Aladdin, Les Misérables, How to Succeed..., A Little Night Music, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Guys and Dolls, Young Frankenstein, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, …Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway: Here Lies Love, Old Jews Telling Jokes, Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Regional: Sundance Theatre Lab, Yale Repertory Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Old Globe.
Daryl Roth holds the singular distinction of producing seven Pulitzer Prize-winning plays: Anna in the Tropics; August: Osage County (2008 Tony); Clybourne Park (2012 Tony); How I Learned to Drive; Proof (2001 Tony); Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women; and Wit. The proud recipient of ten Tony Awards and London’s Olivier Award, her over 100 award-winning productions include: Kinky Boots (2013 Tony, 2016 Olivier); Absolute Brightness; Buyer & Cellar; Caroline, or Change; Curtains; A Delicate Balance; The Front Page; Edward Albee’s The Goat or Who is Sylvia (2002 Tony); The Humans (2016 Tony); It Shoulda Been You; Love, Loss, and What I Wore; The Normal Heart (2011 Tony); Shuffle Along; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife;  (2016 Tony);  War Horse (2011 Tony); Wiesenthal; and The Year of Magical Thinking. Spring 2017: Groundhog Day; Hello, Dolly!; Indecent; Present Laughter; and Sunset Boulevard. Love to Steven, my wonderful family, Louie, Lucy & Leo ever in my heart.
Broadway productions include Well, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Goat, Copenhagen, A View from the Bridge, Dracula, Elephant Man, Morning’s at Seven, Mass Appeal, Amadeus, Home, Piaf, Rose, Leader of the Pack, Stepping Out, Orpheus Descending. With Royal Shakespeare Company: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, All’s Well That Ends Well and Cyrano de Bergerac, Much Ado About Nothing, Good, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Sherlock Holmes, London Assurance. With James M. Nederlander: My Fat Friend, Otherwise Engaged, Habeas Corpus, The Dresser. Off-Broadway: Beckett/Albee, The Play About the Baby, Three Tall Women. West End: Three Tall Women, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Delicate Balance, The Unexpected Man and The Three Sisters.
Cody Lassen is a Tony-nominated producer and live entertainment consultant, most recently represented on Broadway by Significant Other, Spring Awakening, and Macbeth. Upcoming productions include Untitled #4 and The Australian Theatre Company’s Holding the Man. In addition to producing his own projects, Cody consults for producers, theatres and agencies to help them discover how they should market their shows for the best chance of financial and critical success. He serves on the board of NY’s Vineyard Theatre and previously oversaw marketing efforts for Los Angeles’ Center Theatre Group and its three theatres: the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre. More at

Broadway: Once, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, The Miracle Worker. Off-Broadway/Regional includes: Indecent (Vineyard Theatre, Yale, La Jolla Rep), The Band's Visit (Atlantic Theater), iWitness (Mark Taper Forum), Lost Land (Steppenwolf Theater), Caucasian Chalk Circle (South Coast Rep), Camille (Bard Summerscape), Lovelace: A Rock Opera (The Hayworth/Edinburgh). Film/TV includes: Look Away, Evol, Crime Fiction, “Elementary,” “The Get Down,” “The Blacklist.” Co-creator of the web series “Miss Teri," and ringleader of her band moxy phinx.

Vineyard, Yale Rep and La Jolla productions of Indecent. Broadway: Act One (Lincoln Center Theater), Brooklyn Boy, I’m Not Rappaport (revival). Off-Broadway: Distracted (Roundabout). Regional: Two Things You Don’t Talk About at Dinner (Denver Center Theatre); Persephone, The Sisters Rosensweig (Huntington Theatre); We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay! (Long Wharf); Taking Sides, The Greeks Love Council, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Odyssey); Leon & Lena (and Lenz) (Guthrie Theater); Figaro Gets a Divorce (La Jolla Playhouse); Much Ado About Nothing, Othello (L.A. Shakespeare  Festival). National tour: The Heidi Chronicles. Film/TV: The Thing About My Folks, Arranged, Cold Souls, Permanent Midnight, Bulworth, Corrina, Corrina, Wilder Napalm, Just Another Story, “The Sopranos,” “Law & Order,” “Medium,” “Friends,” “The Practice,” “Seinfeld,” “ER,” “The X-Files,” “NYPD Blue.”

Broadway: Relatively Speaking. Off-Broadway: Indecent (Vineyard). Recent: The Master Builder with John Tuturro (BAM); Arcadia, The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Yale Rep); Time and the Conways (Old Globe); Constellations (Seattle Rep); Man and Superman, It’s a Wonderful Life (Irish Rep); Tragedy: A Tragedy (Berkeley Rep); The Seagull (Cleveland Playhouse); Richard III, The Merchant of Venice (California Shakespeare Theater); Pleasure and Pain (Magic Theatre); Private Jokes, Public Places (Aurora Theatre). Film/TV: Gods Behaving Badly, The Terrors of Basket-Weaving, “Madam Secretary,” “The Good Wife.” MFA, Yale School of Drama, Hershel Williams Prize in Acting.

TOM NELLIS  (Older Asch)
Broadway: The Visit, Enron, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, AIDA. Off-Broadway: The Pearl Theater, The Public Theater, New York Theater Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, The Signature Theater, Classic Stage Company, Theater for a New Audience, Manhattan Theater Club, BAM, En Garde Arts. Mr. Nellis is a founding member of SITI Company, now in its 25th year. Awards: Elliot Norton Award, OBIE, San Diego Critics Ensemble Award, Drama League Nomination, Barrymore Nomination. MFA, UC San Diego.

Broadway Debut. Off-Broadway: Indecent (Vineyard); Henry V with Liev Schrieber (Public Theater); Galileo with F. Murray Abraham; The Tempest with Mandy Patinkin, (CSC); Stunning (Lincoln Center); Dinner Party (Target Margin); Painted Snake on a Painted Chair (OBIE); McGurk (ERS); Richard Foreman’s Samuel’s Major Problems (Ontological). Regional: Indecent (Yale Rep/La Jolla Playhouse); Marie Antoinette (ART/Yale Rep); The School for Wives (Two River Theater); The Lovesong of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cincinnati Playhouse). Film: The Family. TV: “Venture Brothers.”

Broadway: Larry David’s Fish in the Dark, The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino, Tony-winning revivals Awake & Sing! and The Normal Heart, Julius Caesar with Denzel Washington, Cymbeline, The Country Girl, School for Scandal. Off-Broadway: Bronx Bombers, Opus (Primary Stages), When the Rain Stops Falling (LCT), Regrets (MTC), Lear, Twelfth Night, Winter's Tale (Public), and new plays at Playwrights Horizons, New Group, EST, Soho Rep, Vineyard among others. Film/TV: Lincoln, Indignation, Party Girl, recurring on “Billions,” “Perception,” “Covert Affairs,” and “The Practice,” and upcoming as Fritz Haber opposite Geoffrey Rush in producer Ron Howard’s “Genius: Einstein” on Nat Geo Channel.


Broadway Debut. Previous credits include Indecent (Vineyard, La Jolla, Yale Rep), The Servant of Two Masters (TFANA, Seattle Rep, Guthrie, ArtsEmerson), As You Like It (Shakespeare Theatre Company, DC), The Winter's Tale (Yale Rep), 4000 Miles (Cincinnati Playhouse), peerless (Barrington Stage), and Machine Makes Man (OldSoundRoom), which she co-created with Michael McQuilken. TV: "Mozart in the Jungle," "The Strain." Founding company member of OldSoundRoom Performance Ensemble. BFA, The Boston Conservatory. MFA, Yale School of Drama. For Mama.

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