The musical, which features book and lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler, focuses on Bubbie, a theater star in pre-war Poland and now a grandmother in New York City who is determined to pass on her stories to the next generation.
Murphy will star in the production, playing Raisel/Bubbie. The cast will also feature Alexander Gemignani (Moishe), Christopher Innvar (Chaim), Nicole Parker (Red), Rachel Resheff (Jenny), Hal Robinson (Doovie, Rabbi Velvel), Lewis J. Stadlen (Avram Krinsky), Joyce Van Patten (Chyesel) and Chip Zien (Yoshie Pinsker); as well as Brad Bradley, Rachel Bress, Jeremy Davis, Emilee Dupre, Maya Goldman, Louis Hobson, Shannon Lewis, Andie Mechanic, Jessica Lea Patty, Megan Reinking, Jeffrey Schecter, and Paul Anthony Stewart.
The creative team includes Paul Gemignani (musical direction), Michael Starobin (orchestrations), Andy Blankenbuehler (musical staging), Riccardo Hernandez (set design), Ann Hould-Ward (costume design), James F. Ingalls (lighting design) Dan Moses Schreier (sound design), and Elaine J. McCarthy (projection design).
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