Broadway’s Dee Hoty to star in The Preacher and the Shrink



Dee Hoty is set to star in THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINKa new play by Merle Good. Performances will begin November 2nd, with the official Opening Night on Monday, November 18th at 7 PM at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. The limited engagement is scheduled to run through January 4th. Under the direction of Steven YuhaszTHE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK will also featureTom Galantich (Mamma Mia!, City of Angels, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Richard Thieriot (Clybourne Park), Adria Vitlar (The Columnist), andNicholas Urda (Love’s Labour’s Lost).

In THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK, a spirited young woman makes a sexual accusation which checkmates her father, a popular and respected pastor. They have been estranged for years by a deep grief. Will she follow through? Will he fight back? Even the psychiatrist (Dee Hoty) who tries to help becomes conflicted when middle age romance develops. THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK unwraps these struggles with startling consequences.


Three-time Tony nominee Dee Hoty has starred in numerous Broadway hits including The Will Rogers Follies, City of Angels, Mamma Mia!, Footloose, and Me and My Girl, and Off-Broadway in Personals, Vanities and Forbidden Broadway. Her TV credits include “Elementary,” “Smash,” “St. Elsewhere,” “My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies,” and “The Equalizer.”


Merle Good is an author, publisher and playwright, and has written numerous books and articles including Op-Ed essays for The New York Timesand The Washington Post. He and his wife Phyllis oversee a series of projects in publishing and the arts. Merle also served as associate producer and screenplay consultant for Hazel’s People, starring Geraldine Page and Pat Hingle, based on his novel Happy as the Grass Was Green.


Director Steven Yuhasz has worked extensively in commercial and non-profit theatre. He produced Streakin’ Off-Broadway and The Visit, The Normal Heart and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas for The Actors Fund. He is a Founding Producer of the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF). Steven directed Off-Broadway’s Flamingo Court and he is currently Executive Director for Shakespeare on the Sound.


Set design for THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK is by Brian Prather (Freud’s Last Session), with lighting design by Kirk Bookman (The Divine Sister, NY Philharmonic’s Company), costume design by Carol Sherry (Flamingo Court), and sound design by Patrick Weaver (The Visit).

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