Phoebe Waller-Bridge is bringing her breakout stage-show-turned-television-hit “Fleabag” to New York for an Off Broadway run next year.
The one-person show will begin previews on Feb. 28 and open on March 7 at SoHo Playhouse and run through April 7.
Ms. Waller-Bridge has been described as the British Lena Dunham for the show’s unapologetic take on female sexuality. As in the original production, she will act while her best friend and longtime collaborator, Vicky Jones, will direct.
The provocative monologue, about a grieving London cafe owner who swears she is “not obsessed with sex,” debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2013. It picked up an Olivier nomination and the Stage award for solo performer, went on to play at the Soho Theater in London and then toured Britain, South Korea and Australia.
In 2016, it was adapted into a six-part black comedy series for the BBC and Amazon Prime, which will return for a second season in 2019. Ms. Waller-Bridge won a Bafta Award for best female comedy performance for her role as the titular character.
Ms. Waller-Bridge is also the creator and writer of the Emmy-nominated BBC America series “Killing Eve,” which is heading into a second season.
The New York run of “Fleabag” is being presented by Annapurna Theater’s Kevin Emrick and Skye Optican; Soho Theater; and DryWrite, Ms. Waller-Bridge’s production company.
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