Venue Details

57 Star Starred
St. Luke's Theatre
Between 8th and 9th Avenues 308 West 46th Street New York, NY 10036
212-239-6200
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3.3 / 5 Rated by 3 members
Review from lauren

Very well done. It hit all emotions and provided insight into the man and the times in which he was raised.

reviewed Jan 31 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Michael Kahn

A one man play well written but the actor was miscast.

reviewed Apr 10 2009 report as inappropriate
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Description

Producers Kit Productions and Dan Israely present the American premiere of a new play about Meyer Lansky, the infamous gangster and gambler.  A complicated man who masterminded some of the most ingenious wealth managenent systems for his gangland brethren, Lansky, like so many ambitious first-generation Americans, had to wonder if his ill-gotten gains were going to send him to hell or up the river. The play also deals with Lansky’s little-known efforts to become an Israeli citizen and uses his life story as a crucible to explore Jewish identity and the choices first-generation Americans made in order to achieve wealth and success.

This one-man tour-de-force stars the legendary American and Israeli star Mike Burstyn, who was recently seen in N.Y in On 2nd Avenue, for which he received his second Drama Desk nomination. Mr. Burstyn has been acclaimed on and off Broadway in Barnum, Jolson, and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife and is the recipient of 3 Israeli “Oscars”.

The play is directed by Joseph Bologna, who is best known for his classic comedies such as Made For Each Other and Lovers & Other Strangers, written with his wife, Renee Taylor.

Produced by Kit Productions and Dan Israely, the show is 90 minutes long, with no intermission.

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