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Soho Playhouse- Mainstage
15 Vandam Street New York City, NY 10013
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16 ratings
4.8 average rating
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50 reviews
7 stars
attended Aug 04 2013

As a New Yorker I must admit I am a bit jaded when it comes to theatrical experiences. The name The Hebrew Hillbilly intrigued me. I was shocked, pleasantly surprised, and blown away by the power of this musical yet poignant comedy Shelley...continued

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70 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 17 2013

TRULY AN ENJOYABLE PERFORMANCE. THE STORY AND THE SINGING WAS VERY GOOD. THE PERFORMER LOOKED GREAT AND SHE HAD ON SOME KILLER BOOTS. VERY WELL WORTH MY TRIP AND TO BE OUT ON A WEEK NIGHT. GO SEE IT IF YOU CAN.

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40 stars
attended Mar 17 2013

Ms. Fisher is just fabulous! Loved her story and to me the original songs written by her and composer/pianist Kenny Hirsch were better than Broadway! Fun evening.

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Website

http://www.hebrewhillbilly.com/

Quotes & Highlights

Read “A Rare Southern Gem,” an interview with Shelley Fisher, here.

Description

This one-woman show chronicles Shelley Fisher’s life in and out of the music business. Growing up Jewish in the deep South with a flamboyant mother who frowned on her dating the local redneck boys, this Hebrew Hillbilly begins singing as a little girl and never stops. From her early years as a blonde bombshell, through her current incarnation as The Memphis Belle of L.A., Fisher has ridden a show business rollercoaster that slows down just long enough for her audience to climb aboard for the ride. Travel along on this deeply personal yet universally appealing funny and tragic journey of Delta dreams, detours and determinations. The production is directed by Chris DeCarlo and produced by Debra Ehrhardt, with music by Kenneth Hirsch, Harold Payne and Shelley Fisher. 

About the Ticket Supplier: SoHo Playhouse

Under the new management of Darren Lee Cole and Faith Mulvihill, the newly renovated SoHo Playhouse continues to serve the downtown theater community as an historic 199 seat Off Broadway venue. The Huron Club below is an intimate 55 seat cabaret and bar steeped in the history of Old New York.

The SoHo Playhouse stands on land that was once Richmond Hill, a colonial mansion that served as headquarters for General George Washington and later home to Aaron Burr. Purchased from Burr in 1817, the land was then developed into federalist-style row houses by fur magnate John Jacob Astor.

15 Van Dam Street, was designated at the Huron Club, a popular meeting house and night club for the Democratic Party. The turn of the century brought the Tammany Hall machine to the Huron Club. Prominent regulars included "Battery" Dan Finn and the infamous Jimmy "Beau James" Walker, known as "The night Mayor" due to his predilection for jazz clubs and chorus girls.

The main floor was transformed into a theater in the 1920's, and in the 60's operated as the Village South, home to Playwrights Unit Workshop under the direction of Edward Albee. It was on this stage that Mr. Albee produced many first works of Terrance Mcnally, John Guare, Lanford Wilson, Sam Shephard, AR Gurney and Leroi Jones.