Rave Reviews for Jennifer in “The Explorers Club”

The reviews are in, and The Explorers Club is a smash! The comedy, which addresses various forms of exclusion and prejudice, features the madcap adventures of a group of London-based explorers, who search for escaped cobras and avoid the looming threat of war. The comedy runs through July 21, click below to browse the reviews. “Jennifer Westfeldt leads pitch-perfect cast of this wildly funny Off-Broadway comedy”  — Marilyn Stasio, Variety. “Goofiness has its charms, especially when delivered by a comedienne... View Article




Jennifer Takes the Leading Role in The Explorers Club

Jennifer Westfeldt takes the starring role as Phyllida Spotte-Hume in Nell Benjamin’s new madcap comedy, The Explorers Club, at Manhattan Theater Club. Based on The Royal Society, a fellowship of renowned scientists from around the world, the play follows Phyllida as she tries to become the first female member of this elite club. Here’s how it’s described: London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit a woman, and their bartender is terrible. True,... View Article




A Young Doctor’s Notebook

The latest project from Jennifer’s production company, Points West Pictures, premieres today on SkyTV.  A Young Doctor’s Notebook is a British dark comedy television series adapted from the autobiographical works of the Russian author and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov. The events take place in Russia over the period of 1917-18, the show tells the story of a doctor looking back on his time practicing in a small village hospital and struggling with his progression to morphine addiction. It stars Jon Hamm and... View Article




Jennifer to star in “The Power of Duff” with Greg Kinnear

New York Stage and Film (Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director; Thomas Pearson, Executive Director, Mark Linn-Baker, Max Mayer, Leslie Urdang, Producing Directors) and Vassar College’s (Ed Cheetham, Producing Director) Powerhouse Theater have announced the casting for Stephen Belber’s The Power of Duff for their 2012 Powerhouse Season. The cast will feature Desmin Borges, Dominic Fumusa, Neil Huff, Russell G. Jones, Greg Kinnear, Ben Platt, Maura Tierney, and Jennifer Westfeldt. The Power of Duff runs from Wednesday, July 18 – Sunday, July 29. In The Power of Duff, Charles Duff [played by Greg Kinnear (Little... View Article




Jennifer on “Friends With Kids”

I have a love/hate relationship with writing. I find the process excruciating. Solitary, tedious, ridden with all things unhealthy and life-shortening—sleepless nights, junk food binges, too much coffee and red wine, nail-biting, weird headaches, and a general, pervasive sense of inadequacy. That said, the sensation of “having written” is decidedly more pleasant. Particularly when someone else—a perfect stranger—finds something useful, truthful, funny, sad or otherwise relatable in your story. Then the whole experience becomes retroactively satisfying, and oddly comforting. A... View Article