The New York premiere of Sandra Tsing Loh's Madwomen of the West officially opened December 4, and the reviews are rolling in. The production began previews November 11 Off-Broadway at the Actors Temple Theatre.
The cast features Caroline Aaron (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Social Security), Marilu Henner (Taxi, Chicago), Melanie Mayron (Thirtysomething, Godspell), and Brooke Adams (Lend Me a Tenor, The Heidi Chronicles); the latter previously replaced JoBeth Williams (The Big Chill, Body Awareness).
The play is set in Jules' Brentwood mansion, where Marilyn, who is sugar-cleansing, is throwing a surprise birthday brunch for Claudia, who hates birthdays. Their long-estranged celebrity friend Zoey crashes the party, fresh from her TED Talks.
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Thomas Caruso directs Madwomen of the West, which is currently scheduled to continue through December 31. Christopher Burney is the creative consultant
The production also has set design by Christian Fleming, lighting design by Pamela Kupper, costume design by Sharon Feldstein and Erin Hirsh, and sound design by Max Silverman with Michael Palmer as the production stage manager.
Loh is the author of The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones, which was selected as one of the New York Times' 100 Most Notable Books. Her previous book, Mother on Fire, was inspired by her hit solo show about Los Angeles public education.