Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company & AngelWalk Theatre to Present Canadian Premiere of STARS OF DAVID, May 10-June 1
Harold Green Jewish Theatre and Angelwalk Theatre are excited to be working together in producing the Canadian Premiere of Stars of David. Fresh off its Off-Broadway run, this is the first major production of this exciting new musical, written by an all-star line-up of Broadway's best.
Stars of David will run from May 10 until June 1, 2014 in the Studio Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, with opening night on Wednesday May 14th at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.hgjewishtheatre.com or through the Toronto Centre for the Arts box office at 1-855-985-2787.
A musical adaptation of Abigail Pogrebin's best-selling book, Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish, this new musical originally produced by Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots) and conceived by Aaron Harnick, is a snapshot of Jewish identity told through interviews with some of North America's most recognizable public figures, including Gloria Steinem, Gwyneth Paltrow, Dustin Hoffman, Leonard Nimoy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Joan Rivers, Aaron Sorkin, Tony Kushner, and Fran Drescher.
You don't have to be Jewish to relate to this funny and captivating musical featuring songs by some of Broadway's finest composers and lyricists, artists behind shows such as Shrek, Next to Normal, Fiddler on the Roof, A Chorus Line, The Way We Were, Closer Than Ever, Miss Saigon, Caroline or Change, and Spring Awakening.
As previously announced, Stars of David will be directed by Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company's Co-Artistic Director Avery Saltzman (Funny Girl In Concert, To Life) with musical direction by Mark Camilleri (Toxic Avenger, Queen for a Day), the creative team behind Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company's electrifying performance of Funny Girl last fall.
The cast will feature Darrin Baker (Falsettos; Broadway: Tarzan, Wonderful Town, Sunset Blvd.; Off-Broadway: I Love You You're Perfect Now Change), Gabi Epstein (Liza & Barbra, Funny Girl In Concert, I Love You Because, Dani Girl, To Life, Edges), Lisa Horner (Mirvish Productions: Les Miserables, Wizard of Oz, My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding), and Will Lamond (Off-Broadway On Stage; Shaw Festival: Guys & Dolls, Lady Windermere's Fan).
This production will include set and costumes designed by Scott Penner (Stratford Festival:Cymbeline; Ordinary Days, I Love You Because) along with lighting design by Siobhan Sleath (Elegies, Ordinary Days, I Love You Because).
Founded in 2006, the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of David Eisner and Avery Saltzman, is Toronto's only professional theatre company established to tell the Jewish story through theatre. In addition to Stars Of David, the 2013/14 season also included And Stockings For The Ladies, There's No Business Like Irving Berlin, a sold out concert version ofFunny Girl and the riveting court room drama New Jerusalem.
Angelwalk Theatre is the only professional theatre company in Toronto dedicated to producing Off-Broadway style musical theatre. Founded in 2009, the company has successfully produced 14 Off-Broadway style musicals and has been nominated for 11 Dora Mavor Moore Awards. Angelwalk Theatre produces every show with a team of committed Canadian theatre professionals at all levels of the production - performers, directors, designers, technicians and production staff. The company does not bring in shows on tour and is committed to providing opportunities for both emerging and established Canadian theatre professionals.
Stars of David features music and lyrics by Gaby Alter, Marilyn & Alan Bergman, Susan Birkhead, Michael Feinstein, Michael Friedman, Amanda Green, Marvin Hamlisch, Sheldon Harnick, Jill Kargman, Tom Kitt, Lisa Lambert, Richard Maltby Jr., Daniel Messe, Chris Miller, Itamar Moses, Abigail Pogrebin, Steven Sater, Alan Schmuckler, Duncan Sheik, David Shire, Jeanine Tesori, and Nathan Tysen.
Performance times are Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Thursday at 1 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Tickets are $25-$65. Discounted tickets are available for groups of ten or more. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-855-985-2787, visiting www.hgjewishtheatre.com, or in person at the Box Office, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street
For more information, visit www.hgjewishtheatre.com.