SHLEMIEL THE FIRST

Based on the play by Isaac Bashevis Singer
Conceived and adapted by Robert Brustein

Music composed, adapted, and orchestrated by Hankus Netsky
Musical arrangements and additional music by Zalmen Mlotek
Lyrics by Arnold Weinstein

Directed by Nick Olcott and Michael Russotto

December 18, 2007 - January 20, 2008

Featuring Thomas Howley, Dan Manning, Amy McWilliams and Helen Hayes Award winner Donna Migliaccio

"A joyful noise, a breath of FRESH rhythm"
- Newsweek

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Inspired by Nobel Prize winner I.B. Singer's whimsical tales of Chelm, the Village of Fools, this theatrical "jolt of joy" features rollicking klezmer music, slapstick comedy and a grand tale of mistaken identity. This irreverent, seriously funny musical, the hit of last season's Robert Brustein Residency, promises to be fun for everyone! Run Time 2 hrs.

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Originally produced in 1994 by the American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts;  Robert Brustein, Artistic director;  Robert J. Orchard, Managing Director, and by the American Music Theater Festival,  Philadelphia, PA; Marjorie Samoff, Producing Director 
 

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