David Lee Huynh has been cast as Frank Gardner in Gingold Theatrical Group’s rare revival of Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession alongside Robert Cuccioli as Sir George Crofts, Alvin Keith as Praed, Nicole King as Vivie Warren, Raphael Nash Thompson as Reverend Samuel Gardner, and Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba as Mrs. Warren. Katya Collazo and Max Roll will serve as understudies.
Directed by David Staller, this limited Off-Broadway engagement will begin performances on Tuesday October 12th at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and Dyer Avenues) and continue through November 20th only. Opening Night is set for Wednesday October 27th. Performances will be Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7pm, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm, with matinees Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. The performance will run 100 minutes, without an intermission.
Tickets for Mrs. Warren’s Profession, which are on sale now, will be $69 (including theater restoration fee) and can be purchased online, by phone at 212/714-2442, ext 2 (Monday – Sunday 12pm – 5pm), or in person at the Theatre Row Box Office Box Office two hours prior to curtain. Additional service fees will apply for online or phone orders.
David Lee Huynh is a Founding member of The Sống Collective. His Off-Broadway credits include the National Asian American Theatre Company’s Henry VI (Drama Desk nomination, Outstanding Revival), Transport Group’s The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, Pan Asian Repertory’s No-No Boy, Classic Stage Company’s Play On! Festival, and Target Margin Theatre’s P#SSYC*CK KNOW NOTHING. Regional credits include the Kennedy Center, Alley Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and American Conservatory Theatre among others. TEDx Speaker: “Asian Enough?” TV/Film: “Blue Bloods,” “FBI,””Solitary,” “Children of the Dust”. MFA: University of Houston Professional Actor Training Program | www.davidleehuynh.com | Cho má, ba, và Katie.
The design team includes Brian Prather, scenic design; Asa Benally, costumes; Jamie Roderick, lighting; and Frederick Kennedy, sound. April Kline will serve as production stage manager.
GTG is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy community. In order to ensure the health of their entire community, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all employees and audience members. Their policy requires complete COVID-19 vaccinations before the date of attendance, which is currently defined as fourteen days following the final dose of the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Moderna, or Astra-Zeneca vaccine. Proof of vaccination (the Excelsior Pass, the NYC COVID Safe Pass, a CDC vaccination card, and/or an official immunization record from outside the United States) will be required for entry into the theater.”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. With this, our return to Theatre Row after the COVID-19 shutdown, we have a dream cast to bring you this highly entertaining story involving a mother and daughter who, for the first time, reveal their true self to each other. The issue of women’s rights, in particular, permeates all of Shaw’s work and perhaps never, before or since, has this socio-political cause been more explosively examined,” said GTG Artistic Director David Staller. “We feel like pioneers! Though most every other full union off-Broadway theatre company at our budget level have either postponed or cancelled their return to live performance in the autumn, we’re determined to join the community full-throttle, and we plan on letting nothing stop us. All cast, staff, and audience members will be fully vaccinated and every possible safety guideline will be followed.