May 4, 2009

Next on the theatrical prize roster…

Irena's Vow. On Broadway, starring Tovah Fedshuh, one of the true greats of the modern stage—she was absolutely incredible a couple years ago playing Golda Meir in the one-woman show, Golda's Balcony (through which—no joke—she became friendly with a BQT regular who plays on Adam Smith's Invisible Handjob). You might know her better as a semiregular on Law & Order six or seven years ago; regardless, she knows her craft.

But a warning: Irena's Vow is no ray of sunshine. It's about the Holocaust. Not the quizziest subject, but hey, free tickets! I like to treat you people. And it's written by someone named Dan Gordon, who is apparently not the same Dan Gordon with whom I went to junior high and trick-or-treated (he was dressed as a Hasidic Jew, I was a scarecrow).

We'll be giving away free tickets at the next show, but in the meantime, a discount offer for everyone else. Another word from our sponsor:

Walter Kerr Theatre
219 West 48th St. (btwn Broadway & 8th Ave.)

“A Gripping Play! An Amazing Story! Tovah Feldshuh is Dynamic and Powerful!”
-NY Daily News

“Exemplary Courage In Grave Times”
-The New York Times

“AN INSPIRING, ENGROSSING & ENLIVENING PLAY. I encourage young and old, women and men, to see it! The story brings a message of faith, love and hope that good can triumph over evil. Tovah Feldshuh is a treasure – one of our finest actresses.”
-Liz Smith, Variety

“GRIPPING & EXTRAORDINARY! Surprising, suspenseful and heart-stopping! There’s no denying the emotional power of this MIRACULOUS STORY!”
- The Star-Ledger

“Thoroughly Engrossing! Tovah Feldshuh gives an incredible performance! An Inspiring, Powerful Reminder of the Indomitability of The Human Spirit!”
- NY1

Following a triumphant sold-out engagement, four-time Tony Award® nominee TOVAH FELDSHUH (GOLDA’S BALCONY) is now on Broadway in the critically acclaimed, tremendously moving new play, IRENA'S VOW.
Featuring a cast of ten, IRENA'S VOW is the riveting, life-affirming story about one of the most courageous and unsung heroines of World War II. During the German occupation of Poland, Irena Gut Opdyke, a Polish Catholic, was forced to work as head housekeeper for a prominent German major. Over a two-year period of service, Irena would risk her own life in order to protect the lives of twelve Jewish refugees whom she secretly took under her care. IRENA'S VOW is the extraordinary true story of one woman's choice and the twelve lives that would ultimately be saved - or lost - by her decision.
$69.00 tickets for select Orchestra & Mezzanine (A-F) seats
$65.00 for select Mezzanine (G-J) seats
$41.00 for Balcony seats

1. VISIT and mention code IVDML49
2. CALL Telecharge at 212.947.8844 and mention code IVDML49
3. BRING a printout of this discount to the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 West 48th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.

Offer valid on select locations only. Offer valid for performances now through May 31, 2009. Other blackout dates may apply. Schedule subject to change. Offer subject to availability and prior sale. All sales final; no refunds or exchanges. Not valid on previously purchased tickets and may not be combined with other offers. Telephone/internet orders subject to standard service fees. When purchasing at the box office, offer must be presented at box office window prior to inquiring about availability. Limit 8 tickets per order. Offer may be revoked at any time.