It is astonishing that the most recent opening at the Cort Theatre, “Indecent,” marks the Broadway debut of its Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Paula Vogel. A new play based on real events, “Indecent” (co-conceived by director Rebecca Taichman) finds the writer in both familiar and exemplary form. The potentially perturbing name of the play refers to (and the plot follows) an obscenity charge brought against playwright Sholem Asch’s “God of Vengeance,” produced on Broadway in 1923. Sixteen years earlier, Asch (Max Gordon Moore), an idealistic young poet living in Warsaw, writes (in Yiddish) his first and only play. Fulfilling his stated aim of…

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