Why This Night?

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New World Stages
340 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

A Special Industry Reading of a New Comedy at New World Stages It's Passover...and Elijah is in the house! The ingredients: the ultimate Jewish mother, her (of course) perfect son, his celebrity-chef boyfriend, a nutty percussionist, a loquacious little lady, a world-weary widow, a deaf drummajor, and a spotlight-craving prophet. Add a dash of danger - and Elijah in a Santa suit! - and you've got the recipe for a delicious, wacky, heartfelt new comedy that you don't have to be Jewish to love. See what happens when a writer brings his famous boyfriend home to Boca Raton to experience the perfect Passover Seder... and meet his mother...who, by the way, has been chosen by the prophet Elijah to lead the Exodus! The stellar cast includes OBIE winner Marcia Jean Kurtz (Taller Than a Dwarf, Everett Beekin) as the mother in question, Tony nominee Alice Playten (Henry Sweet Henry, Caroline or Change) as a nosy little neighbor and Harris Doran (Hair in concert) as her son. Jay Russell (The Play What I Wrote) is the zany prophet, joined by Ryan Farrell (ABC-TV's All My Children), OBIE winner Carole Monferdini (Full Gallop, The Club) and Adam Wade (I'm Not Rappaport).

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