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Bad Jews Underground

October 5—December 30, 2012

Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre Black Box Theatre

Bad Jews Underground

October 5—December 30, 2012

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New York Times Critic's Pick

"The best comedy of the season."

, the new york times

Roundabout Underground’s hit comedy Bad Jews has moved upstairs to the Laura Pels Theatre, and The New York Times calls it “the best comedy of the season!” 

Tracee Chimo (Roundabout’s Harvey) is “sensational” (Time Out New York) as Daphna Feygenbaum, a “real Jew” with an Israeli boyfriend to prove it. When Daphna’s cousin Liam brings home his shiksa girlfriend Melody and declares ownership of their grandfather’s Chai necklace, it sparks a viciously hilarious brawl over family, faith and legacy.

Chimo and fellow original cast members Philip Ettinger (Compliance), Molly Ranson (Carrie) and Michael Zegen (“Girls”) return in Joshua Harmon’s “smart and gleefully entertaining” (New York Post) play about the holy and the holier-than-thou. Daniel Aukin (4000 Miles) directs.

"An altogether flawless cast!"

, New york magazine

Bad Jews Underground Cast

Tracee Chimo
Philip Ettinger
Molly Ranson
Michael Zegen

Bad Jews Underground Creative

Joshua Harmon
Daniel Aukin
Scenic Design
Lauren Helpern
Costume Design
Dane Laffrey
Lighting Design
Mark Barton
Sound Design
Shane Rettig
Hair & Makeup Design
J. Jared Janas & Rob Greene
Production Stage Manager
Beverly Jenkins
Stage Manager
Kasey Ostopchuck

Please join us on Thursday, October 24 immediately following the 7:30pm performance of Bad Jews for a panel discussion with interfaith leaders and religious scholars. For more information, please visit our Theatre Plus page.

New plays are supported by Roundabout Leaders for New WorksAlec Baldwin, Lois and Irvin Cohen, Peggy and Mark Ellis, Sylvia Golden, Caryn and James Magid, Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre, Laura S. Rodgers, Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Yolanda R. Turocy, Deborah and Thomas Wallace, and Xerox Foundation. 

This production is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

Due to strong language, Bad Jews may not be suitable for younger audience members. We recommend this show for ages 14 and up.

The empty house of Black Box Theatre. Two chairs are washed in red and yellow light at the front of rows and rows of chairs.

Presented at

Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre

Black Box Theatre

111 West 46th Street, New York, NY

between 6th and 7th Avenues