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Looking for a Broadway song about Judaism
Posted by Inigomontoya 2012-11-24 11:40:10


I'm looking for a funny song for a female singer that is somehow about Judaism.
for example, I have Shiksa Goddess for my male singer, and I'm looking for something similar for a girl.

any ideas?

Looking for a Broadway song about Judaism
Posted by Link Larkin Wanabe 2012-11-24 11:49:01


Passover by William Finn?

Akiva

Looking for a Broadway song about Judaism
Posted by Inigomontoya 2012-11-24 12:00:50


I thought of it but it's a little depressing, but that's the direction i'm looking for

Looking for a Broadway song about Judaism
Posted by willep 2012-11-24 12:14:11



Looking for a Broadway song about Judaism
Posted by aaronb 2012-11-24 12:17:09


Every song in FIDDLER?

Looking for a Broadway song about Judaism
Posted by ChairinMain 2012-11-24 13:16:47


None of the songs from Fiddler are actually about judiasm.

My favorite? "It's Hard to be a Jew on Christmas" from South Park. Not kidding. It's hysterical.

Looking for a Broadway song about Judaism
Posted by Kad 2012-11-24 13:23:48


"Hanukkah in Santa Monica" by Tom Lehrer. It's not a showtune, but a cute novelty song.

Looking for a Broadway song about Judaism
Posted by jasonf 2012-11-24 13:57:12


Sabbath Prayer from Fiddler is a female song and absolutely about Judaism.

There was a musical called "Yours Anne" that might have something - I don't know the show enough to be able to tell you if any of them would fit.

Looking for a Broadway song about Judaism
Posted by broadwaydevil 2012-11-24 13:57:18


Tradition.

Looking for a Broadway song about Judaism
Posted by Nettik 2012-11-24 14:58:37


Children of Eden is based off of the Old Testament. "Spark of Creation" comes to mind as a possibility.

Looking for a Broadway song about Judaism
Posted by PalJoey 2012-11-24 17:25:45


"Rags" from Rags.

http://youtu.be/fuuMIa3fMxw

Looking for a Broadway song about Judaism
Posted by bigbelterbaby 2012-11-24 17:35:58


The Falsettos has a lot of funny songs about being Jewish

Looking for a Broadway song about Judaism
Posted by seaweedjstubbs 2012-11-24 17:45:15


Would "All About Me" from THE BATTERY'S DOWN work? There's a weird cut in this video, but you can find the full song on iTunes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=disfRiqYpVY

Looking for a Broadway song about Judaism
Posted by Kad 2012-11-24 18:08:10


Falsettos' numbers are hurt by the fact that they need context, and/or are sung from a male perspective. "Everyone Hates His Parents" could work, but isn't explicitly Jewish.

Looking for a Broadway song about Judaism
Posted by AC126748 2012-11-24 18:13:50


Again, not Broadway, but Jackie Hoffman's "Shavuoth" and "You Are Jewish" are both upbeat and funny. Both songs are pretty blue, though, if that's a concern.

Looking for a Broadway song about Judaism
Posted by darquegk 2012-11-24 18:44:23


I wrote a song once, AGES ago, called "Not Actually A Jew," about the unusual situation of being a goy who happens to be cast almost exclusively to play stereotypically Jewish characters, wishing for any other role out of boredom with the same schtick over and over again.

If I could find it, I'd send it to you, but I wrote it in pre-digital days as a lead-sheet on a piece of paper and I've long since lost the paper.

Looking for a Broadway song about Judaism
Posted by Timmer 2012-11-24 22:34:22


It's probably not what you're looking for, but you could throw in "You Won't Succeed on Broadway" from Spamalot.

Looking for a Broadway song about Judaism
Posted by henrikegerman 2012-11-25 14:23:38


Sabbath Prayer from Fiddler may not be what OP is looking for as it is not a funny song. But it is very much a song about Judaism.




Looking for a Broadway song about Judaism
Posted by supersam1026 2012-11-25 17:11:40


A few years ago on SNL they did a song called "Christmastime for the Jews" about how the Jews go to the movies and eat chinese food on Christmas day! Not broadway, but close!

Looking for a Broadway song about Judaism
Posted by son_of_a_gunn_25 2012-11-26 01:29:37


Not written for a woman, but if you have never heard "When Messiah Comes" you should find a recording of it. Pretty hysterical. I have a recording of it on a mixed CD from a friend that I am guessing is from "An Evening with Sheldon Harnick. I know the song is also on one of the Lost in Boston albums.

Looking for a Broadway song about Judaism
Posted by aaronb 2012-11-26 12:00:53


@ChairinMain - "Tradition," "Sabbath Prayer," and "Miracle of Miracles"

Looking for a Broadway song about Judaism
Posted by Josh Freilich 2012-11-26 12:17:19


I think Tovah Feldshuh has a song on one of the "Carols for a Cure" albums called "Shalom Santa," about the character's mother being a lapsed Catholic and her father being a cultural Jew. The song was co-written by Douglas J. Cohen of "No Way To Treat a Lady" and "The Opposite of Sex" fame.

Looking for a Broadway song about Judaism
Posted by Someone in a Tree2 2012-11-26 12:17:35


Surprised no-one's mentioned I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE for Harold Rome's score:

A GIFT TODAY is the only Bar Mitzvah song I know of in the Broadway cannon.
WHAT ARE THEY DOING TO US NOW is a great minor key protest song.
MISS MARMELSTEIN is the solo comedy number that of course propelled Barbra Streisand into the stratosphere.

Really dark unloveable book but some great numbers there.

Looking for a Broadway song about Judaism
Posted by elimeyer 2012-11-26 12:35:53


Perhaps if I knew what you plan to use it for, the context, it might be easier to make a suggestion.