Tracee Chimo, Philip Ettinger, Molly Ranson, Michael Zegen Will Star in Bad Jews Off-Broadway

By Andrew Gans
July 2, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced casting for the Roundabout Underground production of Joshua Elias Harmon's Bad Jews, which will begin previews Oct. 5 in the 62-seat Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.

The production, which launches the sixth season of Roundabout Underground, will officially open Oct. 30 and continue through Dec. 30. All tickets for Roundabout Underground stagings are priced $20.

Directed by Daniel Aukin, the cast will feature Tracee Chimo (Daphna), Philip Ettinger (Jonah), Molly Ranson (Melody) and Michael Zegen (Liam).

Bad Jews, according to the Roundabout, is a world-premiere comedy about the "holy and the holier-than-thou. Daphna Feygenbaum (Chimo) is a Real Jew—just ask the Israeli boyfriend she met on Birthright. So when her cousin Liam (Zegen) brings home his shiksa girlfriend Melody (Ranson) and declares ownership of their grandfather’s Chai necklace, it sparks a viciously hilarious brawl over family, faith and legacy."

The creative team includes Lauren Helpern (sets), Mark Barton (lights) and Dane Laffrey (costumes).

Show times will be Tuesday through Sunday at 7 PM with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 PM.

Tickets will be available beginning later this summer by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at or at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre box office (111 West 46 Street). All tickets will be issued as General Admission passes for first-come, first-served seating on the show date.