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GROSS INDECENCY: ONE-NIGHT-ONLY BENEFIT READING

 

October 5, 2015

During the summer of 2015, Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theater Project were working with the Moscow New Drama Theatre and the U.S. State Department to produce a revival in Moscow of Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Tectonic’s award-winning play about Oscar Wilde and the trials for his “crime” of homosexuality. In the middle of pre-production, the Kremlin blocked the revival because of the play’s LGBTQ content. Outrage over this censorship grew as the story was picked up by news outlets including the New York Times and the Advocate. Tectonic decided to stage a reading of Gross Indecency in an effort to support LGBTQ voices around the world. On October 5, 2015, Wilde’s story was heard again in a star studded one-night-only benefit reading at Gerald W. Lynch Theatre.

Cast

MICHAEL EMERSON
JONATHAN GROFF
DAVID HYDE PIERCE
MICHAEL C. HALL
SALLY FIELD
JUDITH LIGHT
DARREN CRISS
LARRY KRAMER
TONY KUSHNER
TITUSS BURGESS
DAVID BURTKA
ANDY MIENTUS
JOSE LLANA
JAKE SHEARS
WILL CARLYON
ANDY PARIS
BEN LIVINGSTON
GREG STEINBRUNER
DON WILDMAN

 

 Creative Team

MOISÉS KAUFMAN (Writer/Director)
MARK MENARD (Sound Designer)
STEVEN ROYAL (Scenic Designer)
PAUL MILLER (Lighting Designer)
JEFF JOHNSON-DOHERTY (Costume Designer)
JUSTIN SCHRIBNER (Production Stage Manager)
JIMMY MAIZE (Associate Director)

 

Press

New York Times – “Thwarted in Russia, ‘Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde Will Be Read at a Benefit in New York”

Advocate – “Nyet: Play About Oscar Wilde Banned in Moscow”

Playbill.com – “‘I was enraged, I was saddened’ – Why Gross Indecency Wan Banned in Russian and Will Return to NYC With A Vengeance

Theater Mania – “Jonathan Groff, Darren Criss, Sally Field, Judith Light, and More Read Gross Indecency

Playbill.com – “See Darren Criss, Jonathan Groff, Larry Kramer, Sally Field, and More at Starry Broadway Gross Indecency Benefit

Broadway World.com – “Tectonic Theater Project’s Starry ‘GROSS INDECENCY’ Reading Set for Tonight

Getty Images – “The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde” Curtain Call