";s:4:"text";s:3136:" In 1970, when the United States was ruled almost exclusively by men, Bella Abzug challenged the status quo, becoming the first Feminist in Congress. Bella Savitzky Abzug (July 24, 1920 – March 31, 1998), nicknamed "Battling Bella", was an American lawyer, U.S. Representative, social activist and a leader of the Women's Movement.In 1971, Abzug joined other leading feminists such as Gloria Steinem, Shirley Chisholm, and Betty Friedan to found the National Women's Political Caucus.. I claimed no public relations experience, but I’d … Regional: Alley, Arena, Alliance, Baltimore Center Stage, Dallas Theater Center, Goodman, Guthrie, the Kennedy Center’s Broadway Center Stage, Long Wharf, McCarter, The Muny, Pasadena Playhouse, Seattle 5th Avenue, Westport Country Playhouse, Williamstown.
Atlantic Theater: The Great Leap, Tell Hector I Miss Him. Love to Adam, Milo and Mabel.MTC: Casa Valentina (Tony nom. Among more than 115 Broadway productions are JUNK, Sweat, Other Desert Cities, Chicago, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Burn This, Talley’s Folly, The Color Purple, The Sisters Rosensweig, and notable revivals of A Delicate Balance, The Heiress, The Royal Family and Dinner at Eight, and many seasons at Lincoln Center Theater, Circle Rep, City Center Encores and Shakespeare in the Park that led to multiple Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Obie awards and the Theater Hall of Fame. Bella Abzug was a powerful voice for the ignored and oppressed, with an indefatigable spirit whose agenda was too pure for her moment in time.Second Stage: Dying City. PlayCo: Intractable Woman.
OffBroadway includes Lincoln Center Theater, MTC, Atlantic Theater Company, Vineyard Theatre, MCC Theater, Playwrights Horizons, The Public, Second Stage Theater, NYTW, WP Theater, Cherry Lane Theatre, Signature Theatre, Clubbed Thumb (affiliate artist) and Penguin Rep. Radio: “Studio 360,” “Naked Radio,” “Radiolab”; Drama Desk and Henry Hewes nominations. Gloria Steinem, Bella Abzug and Lily Tomlin in New York City in 1977. In 1977, Koch beat out Abzug to become New York’s mayor. Bella Savitsky Abzug (July 24, 1920 – March 31, 1998) was a lawyer, US Congresswoman, and activist with a personality as big as her hats. Banish those ads for good with a subscription to the site, or if you'd like to make a larger donation, we'd welcome it gladly!Abzug never gave up until the day she died, March 31, 1998, in a Manhattan hospital, one borough away from where her story began a hundred years ago.Banish those ads for good with a subscription to the site.