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STAGE Icity center stage I
131 west 55th street

In the Body of the World

Previews Begin: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Opening Night: Tuesday, February 6, 2018

“Dazzling, revelatory and hilarious” -Deadline
“An intimate, surprising and touching tale.” -Variety
“Powerful and uplifting.” -Newsday
“Eve Ensler is smart, funny and fearless.” -Entertainment Weekly


The Tony Award-winning author, performer and activist Eve Ensler, whose The Vagina Monologues is an international sensation, comes to MTC with a powerful new play based on her critically acclaimed memoir. While working with women suffering from the ravages of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ensler was stunned by a life-threatening diagnosis.  Told with her signature brand of humor, Ensler’s personal journey uncovers surprising connections between her body and the earth and how illness can be both transformative and transcendent. Directing this bold, unflinching and inspiring piece is Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin).

Following select performances of In the Body of the World, audience members are invited to attend ‘Beyond the Stage’, a series of curated post-show discussions led by a group of artists, medical professionals, scholars and activists in support of the play. The discussions are free of charge and are open to anyone attending that performance. CLICK HERE to view the calendar of performances and talkbacks (subject to change).

Running Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes, with no intermission

In the Body of the World is an American Repertory Theater production.

Additional support for In the Body of the World is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. MTC thanks Jan Warner, who is supporting the Beyond the Stage talkback series in memory of her husband, Arthur Warner.

Pictured: Eve Ensler (Photo by Joan Marcus).
Headshot by Jeff Vespa.


castEve Ensler

In the Body of the World

New York premiere written and performed by Eve Ensler
Directed by Diane Paulus

Broadway Info


261 West 47th Street (between Broadway & 8th Ave.)
The Friedman Theatre seats 650. Seating is on Orchestra, Premier Circle and Mezzanine levels—all seating accessible by elevator.
Map | Regular Seating Chart


Single ticket sales call (212) 239-6200.
Group ticket sales call Broadway Inbound at (866) 302-0995.

Off-Broadway Info

New York City Center

131 West 55th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues)
Stage I seats 300. All seats are on Orchestra level—all seating accessible by elevator.
Map | Seating Chart

Stage II seats 150. All seats are on Orchestra level—all seating accessible by elevator.
Map | Seating Chart


Single ticket sales call CityTix at (212) 581-1212.
Group ticket sales call (212) 399-3000 x4132.
Buy tickets online at CityTix