The off-Broadway premiere of Joan Beber’s Ethel Sings begins performance on May 31 at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre. The drama will run through July 13 with opening night set for June 6. Will Pomerantz directs the cast, led by Tracy Michailidis as real-life convicted spy Ethel Rosenberg.
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 includes Adrienne Moore, Kevin Isola, David Fierro, Tanesha Gary, Sheira Irving, Kenneth Lee, Joel Leffert and Serge Thony.