Tickets are now on sale for the off-Broadway premiere of Joan Beber’s Ethel Sings, starring Tracy Michailidis as real-life convicted spy Ethel Rosenberg. The play, under the direction of Will Pomerantz, will begin performances on May 31 at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre and run through July 13. Opening night is set for June 6.
Ethel Sings follows Ethel Rosenberg, the determined mother, singer, writer and actress, and her husband Julius, played by Ari Butler, who become swept up in the fatal Red Scare hysteria of the 1950s. Julius’ need to “save the world” becomes his undoing, and Ethel’s love for her husband becomes hers.
In addition to Michailidis and Butler, the cast will include Adrienne Moore, Kevin Isola, David Fierro, Tanesha Gary, Sheira Irving, Kenneth Lee, Joel Leffert and Serge Thony.