Following a triumphant sold-out engagement, four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh returns to Broadway in the critically acclaimed, tremendously moving new play, Irena's Vow. Featuring a cast of ten, Irena's Vow is the riveting, life-affirming story about one of the most courageous and unsung heroines of World War II. During the German occupation of Poland, Irena Gut Opdyke, a Polish Catholic, was forced to work as head housekeeper for a prominent German major. Over a two-year period of service, Irena would risk her own life in order to protect the lives of twelve Jewish refugees whom she secretly took under her care. Irena's Vow is the extraordinary true story of one woman’s choice and the twelve lives that would ultimately be saved – or lost – by her decision.
Playing Against Type, Angels in Tow (NY Times)
Tovah Feldshuh, who stars in Irena’s Vow on Broadway, swears she has two angels on her shoulder.
A Holocaust Story (Audio Slide Show; NY Times)
Tovah Feldshuh talks about performing on Broadway in Irena’s Vow.
Tovah Feldshuh, Sandi Carroll, Tracee Chimo, Steven Hauck, Scott Klavan, Peter Reznikoff, Thomas Ryan, Gene Silvers, John Stanisci, Maja Wampuszyc
Author: Dan Gordon
Director: Michael Parva
Producer: Irena’s Vow Productions, L.P
Press Agent: O&M Co.
Nominated for 1 2009 Outer Critic Circle Awards
Nominated for 1 2009 Drama League Award
- Outstanding New Broadway Play
- Distinguished Performance Award - Tovah Feldshuh