limited engagement

following a sold out run @ 59E59 Theaters!

running october 17 - november 9, 2019

theatre one @ theatre row

410 W 42nd street

only four weeks to see it!

So engrossing and philosophically lively...exquisite.

- Rollo Romig, The New Yorker

Imagining Madoff is an outstanding piece of theatre....an excellent and intriguing play...superb acting talents.

- Marina Kennedy, Broadway World

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Photos by Jody Christopherson @redheadjody

From the sold out run @ 59E59 Theaters, May 2019

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Margolin’s master stroke, in fact, is to not portray Madoff as a simple sociopath.”

Elysa Gardner

New York Stage Review

As written by Deb Margolin and fluidly directed by Jerry Heymann, this is a small peek into the enormous tsunami that hit in 2008 of the largest financial fraud in U.S. history.”

Sandi Durell

Theater Pizzazz

Beautifully written and artfully executed...Jeremiah Kissel, Jenny Allen, and Gerry Bamman are absolutely superb.”

Alan Miller

A Seat on the Aisle

Anyone telling me that Kissel’s performance isn’t one of the absolute best on a Manhattan stage right now will have an argument on his or her hands.

David Finkle

New York Stage Review

Jeremiah Kissel swaggering in a power suit gleefully gives us the ballsy Madoff we desire ...Gerry Bamman is drolly commanding ...Jenny Allen is entrancing.”

Darryl Reilly


Obie-winning Deb Margolin's brainy take on the greatest financial swindler of our times...sharply directed by Jerry Heymann.”

Samuel Leiter

Theater Pizzazz

Bamman and Kissel have great chemistry together and succeed at creating a sense of pathos.”

Ken Kaissar

Theatre Is Easy

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Check out Imagining Madoff in The New York Times

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Jeremiah Kissel as Bernard Madoff

Gerry Bamman as Solomon Galkin

Jenny Allen as A Secretary



Written by Deb Margolin

Directed by Jerry Heymann

Scenic Design by Brian Dudkiewicz 

Costume Design by Kara Branch

Lighting Design by Michael O'Connor †

Sound Design by Andy Evan Cohen †

Prop Design by Leila Ben-Abdallah 

Stage Management by Caitlyn Dominguez*

Assistant Stage Management by Emma Burns & Linda Elizabeth

Costume Assistant by Paul Haesemeyer

Casting by TBD Casting

Press Representation by Karen Greco

† indicates NLTP company member - click on name for more info

Imagining Madoff finds Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff in prison, determined to control his own narrative for history as he dictates to a visiting biographer stories about his childhood, his family, women, money and an all-night meeting he had with Holocaust survivor and poet, Solomon Galkin. Considered both “intriguingly exercised” (Washington Post) and “rich with dramatic tension” (Tampa Bay Times), the play explores themes of greed, willful blindness to the truth, and the beauty and danger of absolute faith, either in God or in men.

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