The Celebrated Music of Paula Vogel's Tony Award Winning Broadway Play, Indecent, is Now Available to License.

Composed and arranged by Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva, the award winning and revered score is rich with “sumptuous Klezmer textures” (LA Times). Whether you plan to fully integrate musicians and choreography into your production or utilize the music and musicians solely as underscoring, you will be able to bring the full musical score to life!

Created along with Rebecca Taichman’s award winning productions of Indecent, these new editions of the score (prepared during the Guthrie Theater’s production, directed by Wendy Goldberg and music directed by Lisa Gutkin) are designed to benefit all productions.

Photo of Lisa Gutkin

The score package is licensed along with the play through Dramatists Play Services. It includes the orchestral books, a full score, and a vocal book.

Lisa Gutkin has also created an in-depth set of resources to supplement the score, and to aid creative teams realize their vision for their individual production. The "Education of Indecent" package is licensed directly from the composers and is available as individual items or as a package for professional and non-professional productions. The package includes:

  • Cue-to-Cue Sheet for underscoring and songs

Slowly spoken recordings of Yiddish text (in songs & dialogue) recorded by Moishe Rosenfeld, the spoken Yiddish coach for the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions

Slowly spoken recordings of German lyrics

Rehearsal tracks for songs and transitions

Alternate cues of varying length

Approved tablature for baritone ukulele parts, and an accordion technical FAQ

A musical reference resource sheet & YouTube playlist.

"Using these wonderful materials we were able to seamlessly teach a group of non-singers to explore and excel at this transcendent music! The educational materials are essential and intuitive--from the pronunciation guide to the rehearsal tracks, they were an invaluable guide and support every day of our process!" 

—Maggie Burrows, Director of the2021 production of Indecent at Juilliard
Photo of Aaron Halva

Co-Composers of the musical score for Indecent, Lisa Gutkin & Aaron Halva.

Contact DPS to license the play along with the score here.

To receive a complimentary copy of the musical dramaturgy resource sheet, and information about the "Education of Indecent" resources, send an email to musicofindecent at gmail dot com. These materials may be ordered as a package, or single items "a la carte."

 Photography of the Original Off Broadway and Broadway Casts © Carol Rosegg, Photography of Lisa Gutkin © Adrian Buckmaster.

The music composed and arranged for INDECENT by Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva is not ust a score. It’s an exquisite heartbeat of the show, so transportive, so much a spirit that it is indeed a member of the cast. I cannot imagine the play without this music that has haunted me from the start in our first New haven rehearsal at Yale. It grows, it changes, as all great scene partners do, according to the ensemble, the audience, the company: it was as much a heartbeat at the Guthrie Theatre as it was on Broadway. It will continue to transport us throughout the companies and the years, I know, as it did in our first rehearsal hall. The music allows me to dance, to celebrate, and to yearn. I am grateful.” 

— Paula Vogel

“The music that Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva composed for INDECENT was integral to the storytelling of the play; stunning, evocative and haunting, it mesmerized and moved the audience. Their compositions, while gorgeously performed by our Broadway company, can definitely be recreated by other musicians, as evidenced by the stellar performance of our show’s understudies. We are all grateful to lisa and Aaron for adding their beautiful music to this incredible play.” 

— Daryl Roth