Title

Stars of David

Authors

Based on the Book by Abigail Pogrebin
Conceived by Abigail Pogrebin and Aaron Harnick

Based on the Stories of
Marilyn & Alan Bergman, Edgar Bronfman, Sr., Andy Cohen, Kenneth Cole, Fran Drescher, Michael Feinstein, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Tony Kushner, Norman Lear, Leonard Nimoy, Gwyneth Paltrow, Joan Rivers, Ruth Reichl, Aaron Sorkin, Gloria Steinem

Music and Lyrics by
Gaby Alter, Marilyn & Alan Bergman, Susan Birkenhead, Michael Feinstein, Michael Friedman, Amanda Green, Gordon Greenberg, Marvin Hamlisch, Sheldon Harnick, Jill Kargman, Tom Kitt, Lisa Lambert, Richard Maltby, Jr., Daniel Mess

Genre

Musical - Revue

Acts

Approximately 85 minutes with no intermission

Awards/Nominations

The Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award

Synopsis

This new musical revue, based on the best-selling book by Abigail Pogrebin, celebrates the identity of some of the most well-known Jewish personalities, including Leonard Nimoy, Andy Cohen, Kenneth Cole, Fran Drescher, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Tony Kushner, Aaron Sorkin, and Gloria Steinem with songs by some of Broadway’s best composers including, Marvin Hamlisch, Sheldon Harnick, Tom Kitt, Duncan Sheik, and many more!

 

Casting Notes


Size

Originally performed with 4 cast members but expandable


Breakdown

2 Males / 2 Females

Press

“Really amazing! You’re going to want to see it!” - Joan Hamburg, WABC

“Achieves insights that will stay with you long after the lights go out.” - Jewish Week

“Stars of David will provide you with a humorous and human look into some of our most famous and important Jewish people.” - NY Theatre Guide

“A lean, sleek mosaic…reflects the continuum of experience.” - TDF Stages

"Best of the year! Loved every minute of this funny, touching tuneful revue." - Palm Beach Artspaper

"Both a delightful, frothy entertainment and a thoughtful examination of traditions and culture." - Winnipeg Free Press

"Stars of David shines a bright light on the meaning of Jewish identity that to this particular non-Jew felt awesomely universal." - DC Metro

"True, Stars of David is descriptively a concert musical. But it is far more than meets the ear. It is meaning that meets the heart." - DC Metro

"One of the few shows that seems to end too quickly, leaving us wanting more." - Palm Beach Post

"Each piece is like a hamantash: sweet and can be enjoyed on its own." - American Jewish World

"Crying, laughing, nodding knowingly and deeply reflecting are all reactions the audience is likely to have to 'Stars of David: Story to Song' - sometimes all at the same time." - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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The Darkening Blue (Kenneth Cole) - Music by Duncan Sheik, Lyrics by Steven Sater

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Lenny the Great (Leonard Nimoy) - Music by Dan Mess

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Smart People (Aaron Sorkin) - Music by Shire, Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.

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