The last time Gotham saw Jason Biggs on stage, in “The Graduate,” he was losing his virginity. And so he does again in “Modern Orthodox,” which opened Monday night.
Afterward at the NA club on West 14th Street, Biggs said he had no idea that he’d typecast himself. “I never thought of that,” he said, unaware of his perpetual legit virginity.
Biggs is more aware of being typecast as a Jew. “I was afraid Woody Allen might fire me when I told him I was Italian,” Biggs said of his “Anything Else” gig.
There were similar concerns on “Modern Orthodox.” “Jason didn’t tell me he wasn’t Jewish until the first reading,” reports the playwright, Daniel Goldfarb.
Biggs credited Goldfarb as being his Yiddish coach. Not that the scribe is a scholar. “I put every Yiddish word I know into that play,” admits Goldfarb.