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American Icon Series

Join us over several seasons as we celebrate the artists, personalities and opinion leaders who boldly changed our world. 

by Daniel Goldstein
directed by David Ivers
Julianne Argyros Stage

Oct 27 - Nov. 24, 2024

Inclusive of fees


Comedian. Trailblazer. Force of nature. From Greenwich Village nightclubs to “The Tonight Show” to Hollywood’s red carpets, Joan Rivers made and remade her career through triumph and tragedy. This is the story of a pioneer and the story of a mom—who were one and the same. Get up close and personal with the famously edgy, fearless and loving legend in this hilarious and heartbreaking account of an American icon.

Previews: Oct. 27-31, 2024
First Night: Nov. 1, 2024
Regular Performances: Nov. 2-24, 2024
American Sign Language Performance: Saturday, Nov. 16, 2024 at 2 p.m.

Recommendation: Ages 16+

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  • Tickets to this production go on sale July 22.

About the Creative Team

Daniel Goldstein (playwright) is the winner of the 2016 Kleban Prize for Most Promising Musical Theater Librettist. He was the recipient of an inaugural Calderwood Commission from the Huntington Theatre Company, for which he wrote an original musical with Michael Friedman entitled Unknown Soldier, which had its world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and a New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons (closing one day after opening due to the Covid-19 pandemic). Cast album available on your favorite streaming service. He is the recipient of a New York Voices commission from The Public Theater, with singer/songwriter Dawn Landes, for which they wrote a musical called Row about Tori Murden McClure, the first woman to row across the Atlantic. Row had a concert production outdoors at The Williamstown Theatre Festival and is available on Audible. His play Orange Crush was commissioned by Roundabout Theatre Company. He is also the author of The Song of Songs, an adaptation of the Sholem Aleichem novella, and Winter Birds, an adaptation of the Jim Grimsley novel. =celebration, the one-person show he created with Ethan Sandler and Josie Dickson, was seen off-Broadway, regionally, and at the HBO Aspen Comedy Arts Festival. As a director, Goldstein’s work has been seen on and off-Broadway and around the world. Graduate of Northwestern University. Dad to Gracie and Ezra.

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