Tag Archives | Jerry Bock

She Loves Me TAP sidebar

Review: ‘She Loves Me’ at The Arlington Players

The Arlington Players have put on a delicious production of the musical She Loves Me. The 1964 musical by Fiddler on the Roof Composer Jerry Bock and Lyricist Sheldon Harnick and book writer Joe Masteroff was not a roaring success when it first premiered on Broadway (it had the bad luck of opening the same season as […]

Continue Reading
1075c2558987f91bf28a723618a717f4

‘COME HEAR THE MUSIC PLAY:’ Memories of My Twenty Years as Agent For John Kander by Richard Seff: Part Two: ‘The Curtain Rises’: ‘Flora, the Red Menace,’ ‘Cabaret,’ ‘Zorba,’ and ‘The Happy Time’

John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Richard Seff at a dinner honoring Harold Prince. Photo courtesy of Richard Seff. THE CURTAIN RISES. One of the properties for which I tried to get this new team hired was the Theatre Guild’s upcoming The Unsinkable Molly Brown which had Richard Morris as book writer. The Guild wanted a […]

Continue Reading
SLM_270x140

Review: ‘She Loves Me’ at Studio 54 in NYC

I once heard the late director Moss Hart say that when a show is a great hit, there were omens that predicted its future. “For example,” he said, “when we were fine tuning My Fair Lady  in Philadelphia prior to opening in New York, there was a day when it poured rain, and as  I […]

Continue Reading
Fiddler-on-the-Roof-Broadway-Revival-176-060215

Review: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at The Broadway Theatre in NYC

I am so glad that Sheldon Harnick, the last surviving member of the creative team of the original production of Fiddler on the Roof, has been able to participate in this glorious revisical. His late collaborators (Jerry Bock, Jerome Robbins, and Joseph Stein) would, I’m certain, have been  thrilled at the reception given this latest production […]

Continue Reading
6519039

‘Rothschild & Sons’ at The York Theatre Company

Who doesn’t have great respect and admiration for the musical team of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick? Certainly no one who has seen and heard the great body of their work which includes She Loves Me, Fiorello! (Pulitzer Prize) and their master work Fiddler On The Roof which in its day was the longest running […]

Continue Reading

Arena Stage Announces its 2014-2015 Season

ARENA STAGE AT THE MEAD CENTER FOR AMERICAN THEATER ANNOUNCES ITS 65TH SEASON FEATURING FIVE WORLD PREMIERES, TWO MUSICALS, THREE COMEDIES AND A 25-WRITER COMMISSION FOR THE NATIONAL CIVIL WAR PROJECT Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith reveals the 2014/15 season lineup for the company’s 65th season and fifth year in the Mead Center for […]

Continue Reading
shelovesme_final2

‘She Loves Me’ at Infinity Theatre Company by Amanda Gunther

Appeasing the senses in the summertime has never been simpler than taking a stroll down to the Infinity Theatre Company as they present the charming, witty, deliciously lush 1963 romantic musical comedy She Loves Me with music and lyrics by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, with a book by Joe Masteroff. Picture it: 1930’s Europe— Maraczek’s […]

Continue Reading
The cast of 'Fiddler on the Roof JR' Photo by Erica Keys Land.

‘Fiddler on the Roof JR’ at BRAVO@KAT by Eric Denver

“A Fiddler on the Roof, sounds crazy, no?” That quote is the book’s first line of this classic musical which opened on September 22, 1964 on Broadway. One may ask…how could you possibly compare a three hour Broadway show to the JR  that’s only one hour long? Not so fast…don’t underestimate the ingenuity of Bravo@KAT […]

Continue Reading
: Fred Nelson, Andrea Bush, Erin Lorenz, Malarie Novotny, Samantha Yangilmau, Samantha Garner, Mia Lulli, Alex Meyer-Stokes, and Stevie Mangum. Photo by Nathan Jackson.

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at 2nd Star Productions by Kim Moeller

There’s a fantastic cart-dragging, cow-milking, heartwarming Tevye at The Bowie Playhouse in 2nd Star Production’s production of Fiddler on the Roof. Local favorite Fred Nelson tackles the starring role for the first time in his long career. With a glint in his eye, a big smile, and a solid sense of comedic timing, Nelson displays the […]

Continue Reading