WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Rachael Lily Rosenbloom is one of seven Broadway musicals in history to close during previews. This wild and fantastic tale of an average girl going from the Brooklyn fish market to the height of Hollywood glamour was created by Paul Jabara (composer, lyricist, co-book writer), who later went on to pen hits including "Last Dance," "The Main Event," and "It's Raining Men" and become a Grammy and Academy Award winner.
Rachael Lily Rosenbloom was the brainchild of a 25-year-old Jabara, who appeared in several Broadway shows and worshipped Barbra Streisand. The title character shared this trait, and the extra "a" in Rachael was the one that "Barbra" discarded from her name. The show even opened with a song called "Dear Miss Streisand" before hitting numbers with titles like "Cobra Woman," "Overdose," "Get Your Show Rolling," "Broadway Rhythm," and "Raquel Gives the Dish." The backstage atmosphere and onstage drama at the show was so crazy — from drug use to kicklines in G-strings — that it prompted several of the dancers to begin the talk sessions that would become the basis for A Chorus Line.
Now join Bonnie Milligan (Kinky Boots) and others for Rachael Lily Rosenbloom…and Don't You Ever Forget It! This musical in concert is directed by Max Friedman (Midnight at the Never Get) and supported by Jabara's family. Come see why Broadway's first disco musical was ahead of its time.