NEW YORK --Barrington Stage Company’s production of Mark St. Germain’s "Becoming Dr. Ruth" will make its Off-Broadway bow Oct. 11 at the Westside Theatre, Upstairs, 407 W. 43 St., where the play is scheduled to run through Jan. 12.
Press opening is Tuesday, Oct. 29.
Julianne Boyd will again direct Debra Jon Rupp in this one-actress play about pioneering radio and television sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer.
"Becoming Dr. Ruth" comes to New York following its 2012 world premiere at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield and a sold-out run at TheaterWorks in Hartford, Conn.
Debra Jo Rupp has appeared on Broadway with Kathleen Turner and Charles Durning in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." She starred Off-Broadway in Cynthia Heimel’s "A Girl’s Guide to Chaos" (American Place), "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" (Westside Arts) and "The Butcher of Baraboo" (Second Stage).
Rupp has made numerous television and film appearances and is probably best known for her role as Kitty Forman on the hit series "That 70’s Show."
St. Germain’s credits include "The Best of Enemies" and "Freud’s Last Session."
Boyd founded and is the artistic director of Barrington Stage Company, where she previously directed "Becoming Dr. Ruth" under the title "Dr. Ruth, All the Way" in 2012.
Tickets are now on sale. Ticket information is available by telephone at (212) 239-6200; online at TeleCharge.com; and at the Westside Theatre box office.