Choreographer : Josh Rhodes
Philadelphia Theatre Company
Director : Gordon Greenberg
Book by Charles Busch
“It is a snapshot of Jewish identity through the interviews with some of America’s most recognizable public figures, including: Gloria Steinem, Leonard Nimoy, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Edgar Bronfman, Sr., JOAN RIVERS, Norman Lear and WENDY WASSERSTEIN.”
With a book by Busch (The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife), “the interviews will be transformed into songs” by composers and lyricists including William Finn (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), Marvin Hamlisch (A Chorus Line), SHELDON HARNICK (Fiddler on the Roof), JEANINE TESORI (Caroline, Or Change), Richard Maltby & DAVID SHIRE (Closer Than Ever), MICHAEL FRIEDMAN (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Marilyn & Alan Bergman (“Yentl”), AMANDA GREEN (High Fidelity), Nathan Tysen & Chris Miller (The Burnt Part Boys), DUNCAN SHEIK& STEVEN SATER (Spring Awakening), SUSAN BIRKENHEAD (Jelly’s Last Jam) and others.