True-Life Drama Bill W. and Dr. Bob About the Founders of A.A.
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Singer-songwriter Shelley Fisher stars in her own one-woman musical, taking a wry look back on her life and career -- from her early upbringing as a Jew in Memphis to her adventures in and out of the entertainment industry. Raised in the Deep South, Fisher has had success as a jazz and blues vocalist and recording artist in L.A., along with creating her own romantic-comedy cooking show, Forkplay. This funny and heartfelt show features 14 original songs, penned by Fisher, along with pop composers Kenneth Hirsch and Harold Payne. A success in Los Angeles, the "Jewish Dolly Parton" now brings her show to the Soho Playhouse. Learn More
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Featured review from Deborah R. ClarkRed Velvet
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Bill W.and Dr.Bob was truly a moving phenomenal production. It described the changes that one has to go through coming off of the disease called Alcohol. The on and the off and falling off the wagon process of that dreaded disease called Alcohol. I have seen someone go that and now that person with the help of AA is truly a blessed and better individual. Coodles to AA.
The seating was okay. I sat in a row all to myself.
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“The miraculous story, beautifully told, of the men who named the disease and created the cure.” —Martin Sheen
“Sharp performances and a purpose-driven script (that captures the humor of the human experience) make this a satisfying revival.” —The New York Times
This acclaimed play about the two title characters, the men who founded Alcoholics Anonymous, is returning in a new production directed by Seth Gordon. This stirring and surprisingly humorous play by Stephen Bergman and Janet Surrey portrays their meeting and friendship and chronicles the beginnings of A.A. by the stockbroker Bill Wilson and the surgeon Dr. Bob Smith and the founding of Al Anon by their wives Lois and Anne. After being diagnosed as an incurable alcoholic, failed stockbroker Bill Wilson thought the way to fully recover, after previous attempts, was to speak with a fellow alcoholic. During a trip to Akron, Wilson called a clergyman and asked for the name of a local alcoholic to speak to, which led him to respected surgeon Bob Smith. They met the night of May 12, 1935, in the living room of Akron matron Henrietta Sieberling and spoke for six hours straight. This was the first AA meeting and within a month, the support group was founded.