Limited 5-Week Engagement Of
Stars Of David
Story To Song
A Concert Presentation Celebrating The Stories Of
Edgar Bronfman Jr, Andy Cohen, Kenneth Cole, Fran Drescher,
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Tony Kushner, Norman Lear, Leonard Nimoy,
Joan Rivers, Aaron Sorkin, Gloria Steinem, Mike Wallace
Featuring Original Musical Material By
Marilyn & Alan Bergman, Susan Birkenhead, Michael Friedman,
Amanda Green, Marvin Hamlisch, Sheldon Harnick, Tom Kitt,
Richard Maltby Jr, & David Shire, Duncan Sheik & Steven Sater,
Jeanine Tesori, Nathan Tysen & Chris Miller
Directed By Gordon Greenberg
Based On The Book Stars Of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
By Abigail Pogrebin
November 13 – December 15, 2013
(103 East 15th Street, Union Square)
Producer Daryl Roth, in association with Harbor Entertainment, has announced plans for a limited 5-week engagement concert presentation of the new show Stars of David, based on the highly acclaimed book, Stars of David by Abigail Pogrebin, from November 13 – December 15, 2013 at the DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street, at Union Square). Featuring songs by some of the top composers and lyricist of the theater, Stars of David was conceived by Aaron Harnick and Abigail Pogrebin and is directed by Gordon Greenberg. All tickets are $75 and can be purchased online at www.telecharge.com, or by calling 212-239-6200, or in-person at the DR2 Theatre box office (103 East 15th Street, Union Square). For more information, please visit www.StarsOfDavidSongs.com.
This funny and captivating concert presentation features original songs by the finest composers and lyricists of the theatre. This new musical adaptation, based on the best-selling book by Abigail Pogrebin, celebrates the identity of some of the most well know Jewish personalities including Marilyn & Alan Bergman (Award-winning lyricists of “The Windmills of your Mind,” “The Way We Were” and others), Andy Cohen (Bravo Executive and Host of “Watch What Happens Live”), Gloria Steinem (Author, Feminist and Activist), Kenneth Cole (Fashion Designer, Activist), Fran Drescher (Actress/Comedian, TV’s “The Nanny”), Edgar Bronfman Sr. (Former CEO of Warner Music Group), Aaron Sorkin (TV/Film Writer, “The West Wing,” The Social Network), Leonard Nimoy (Actor, “Star Trek,” Director), Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg (Supreme Court Justice), Joan Rivers (Actress, Comedian, Host of “Fashion Police”), Tony Kushner (Playwright, “Angels in America”), Mike Wallace (“60 Minutes”), and Norman Lear (TV Writer/Producer, Creator of “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons”), among others.
Their stories have been adapted into touching, humorous and often moving songs by such celebrated, award-winning writers as Marvin Hamlisch (A Chorus Line), Marilyn & Alan Bergman (Yentl), Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof), Duncan Sheik & Steven Sater (Spring Awakening), Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, Or Change), Richard Maltby & David Shire (Closer Than Ever), Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), Michael Friedman (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Amanda Green (High Fidelity), Nathan Tysen & Chris Miller (The Burnt Part Boys), Susan Birkenhead (Jelly’s Last Jam), Gaby Alter & Itamar Moses (Nobody Loves You), Daniel Messé and others. The cast of Stars of David includes Janet Metz, Alan Schmuckler, Aaron Serotsky and Donna Vivino.
Abigail Pogrebin, a Yale graduate, is the author of Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk about Being Jewish which went into eight hardcover printings. She is also the author of One and the Same: My Life as an Identical Twin and What I’ve Learned About Everyone’s Struggle to be Singular, and Showstopper, which chronicled her teenage adventure as part of the original Broadway cast of Sondheim’s, Merrily We Roll Along. She’s been published in New York Magazine, The Daily Beast, Salon, Tablet, and The Forward, and moderates an interview series at the JCC in Manhattan.
Gordon Greenberg’s credits include the Drama Desk Award winning production of Working (59 E 59, Old Globe, Broadway in Chicago), Jacques Brel… (Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Award noms), Johnny Baseball (Williamstown), Rags (Roundabout), Pirates! (Huntington, Paper Mill, Goodspeed, MUNY), Band Geeks! (Goodspeed), Yentl (Asolo), Baker’s Wife (Goodspeed, Paper Mill), Disney’s Believe, Happy Days. Currently writing the Disney Channel original movie musical Scramble Band!, Single Girls Guide, adapting Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn for stage, and directing Guys & Dolls for Chichester Theatre Festival in the UK.
Stars of David, a concert presentation celebrating the identity of some of the most well-known Jewish personalities, will play a limited engagement from November 13 – December 15 at the DR2 Threatre (103 East 15th Street, at Union Square) according to the following schedule: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2pm & 8pm, Thursday at 8pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. (Please note: there will be an additional performance on Monday, November 25 at 8pm. There will be no performance on Thursday, November 28.) Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online at www.telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200, or in-person at the DR2 Theatre box office (103 East 15th Street, Union Square). For more information, please visit www.StarsOfDavidSongs.com.