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Bar Mitzvah Boy, adapted by David Thompson (The Scottsboro Boys), has music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Tony Award and Oscar winner Don Black (Sunset Boulevard), and a book by Jack Rosenthal (Yentl). Based on Rosenthal's award-winning 1976 BBC1 teleplay of the same name, Bar Mitzvah Boy is a bittersweet musical comedy about a young Jewish Londoner who runs away from the bar mitzvah into which his parents have poured their efforts and their money. Looking at the adult world, Eliot Green doubts if he can cope with being a part of it. Rosenthal's hysterical story of a family's anxious buildup to their only son's bar mitzvah will resonate with many Jews, but this classic tale speaks loudly for any important family occasion, regardless of religion.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:York Theatre Company, New York City

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