The longest-running Jewish-themed musical in L.A. theater history, Author! Author! -- An Evening with Sholom Aleichem
, returns to the Santa Monica Playhouse with Chris DeCarlo reprising his award-winning role as the "Yiddish Mark Twain," the man whose famed folk stories inspired Fiddler on the Roof
. Dubbed warm, funny, spirited and entertaining by the Los Angeles Times
in its initial run, this musical comedy tracks the author Aleichem's arrival in New York in the early 1900s to have his work produced for the American stage, and recalls his own experience as a Lower East Side immigrant, as well as his childhood and hilariously bumpy courtship with his first girlfriend. The score, written by the award-winning team of Evelyn Rudie and Ben Weisman, features such favorites as "My Ship is Coming In," "Chelm" and "Stepmother."
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