The fall 2021 Off-Broadway revival of Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren’s Profession, which played Theatre Row October 12-November 20, 2021, streams via Broadway on Demand June 21–27.
Directed by Artistic Director David Staller, the cast is led by Tony winner Karen Ziemba (Contact) in the title role, with Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde), David Lee Huynh (NAATCO’s Henry VI), Alvin Keith (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Nicole King, and Raphael Nash Thompson (Heartbreak House) also in the cast. Katya Collazo and Max Roll were the understudies.
The production was filmed for the archives at Lincoln Center November 19, 2021.
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"The struggle for equal rights has always been the hot topic for Bernard Shaw. Mrs. Warren’s Profession (1895) was considered so incendiary in its time that it was banned for years in Britain and, when it finally debuted here in New York City, the entire cast was arrested on opening night. It’s not the plot point of prostitution that offended the officials, but the notion that a woman would struggle to create a successful life for herself in spite of the constraints set against her by law and society, and thrive without apology,” said GTG Artistic Director Staller in an earlier statement.
The production also has scenic design by Brian Prather, costumes by Asa Benally, lighting by Jamie Roderick, and sound by Frederick Kennedy. April Kline was the production stage manager.
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