The People in the Picture 2011

Opened: April 28, 2011
Closing: June 19, 2011

The People in the Picture - 2011 - Broadway History , Info & More

Studio 54 (Broadway)
254 West 54th St. New York, NY

Once the darling of the Yiddish Theatre in pre-war Poland, now a grandmother in New York City, Bubbie has had quite a life. But what will it all mean if she can't pass on her stories to the next generation? Though her granddaughter is enchanted by her tales, her daughter Red will do anything to keep from looking back. A fiercely funny and deeply moving new musical that spans three generations, THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE celebrates the importance of learning from our past, and the power of laughter.

The People in the Picture - 2011 - Broadway Cast

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‘The People in the Picture'
3 / 10

The music by Mike Stoller, known for 'Smokey Joe's Cafe,' and Artie Butler, famous for hits like 'Here's to Life,' constantly shifts gears between Yiddish music-hall pastiche and contemporary Broadway pop. Because melodies and motifs rarely, if ever, overlap, the spell cast by the show is constantly broken.

The People in the Picture
3 / 10

If Ned Flanders and his fellow amateur thespians on The Simpsons staged a Springfield community musical about Jewish grandmothers and Yiddish theater in pre-war Poland and called it The Plotz Thickens!, they could do no worse than The People in the Picture, now singing and dancing near the footlights of desperation at Roundabout Theatre Company's Studio 54.

THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE's Murphy Set For LX-NY Backstage Tonight, 5/24
by Gabrielle Sierra - May 24, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company's The People in the Picture star Donna Murphy will take WNBC's "LX-NY" backstage tonight between 5-6PM on channel 4.

Photo Coverage: THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE Gypsy Robe Ceremony
by Walter McBride - May 8, 2011

A long-standing opening night tradition on the Great White Way, the fabled Gypsy Robe is bestowed upon a veteran Broadway chorus member for each opening production. In what has now become a theatrical ritual, originating on Broadway 60 years ago, THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE cast member Shannon Lewis received the Gypsy Robe and BroadwayWorld was there for the celebration.

BWW TV: Broadway Beat at THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE Opening Night!
by Broadway Beat - April 29, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting the new Broadway musical THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, starring two time Tony® Award-winner Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard Foglia. THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler. Below, Broadway Beat brings you opening night party coverage!

Photo Coverage: THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE - Curtain Call & Party!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - April 29, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting the new Broadway musical THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, starring two time Tony® Award-winner Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard Foglia. THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler. Here are photos of the cast celebrating during the opening night curtain call and party!

Photo Coverage: THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE Red Carpet
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - April 29, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting the new Broadway musical THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, starring two time Tony® Award-winner Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard Foglia. THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler. Here are photos of the red carpet arrivals!

Broadway Review Roundup: THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE - All the Reviews!
by Robert Diamond - April 28, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting the new Broadway musical THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, starring two time Tony® Award-winner Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard Foglia. THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler.

BWW TV: THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE Opens Tonight!
by Jessica Lewis - April 28, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting the new Broadway musical THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, starring two time Tony® Award-winner Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard Foglia. THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler. Click below for a performance preview!

BWW TV Sneak Peek: THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE on Broadway!
by Robert Diamond - April 25, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the new Broadway musical THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, starring two time Tony® Award-winner Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard Foglia. THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler. Production footage has been released and we have a sneak peek!

Donna Murphy Featured on Joan Hamburg Show
by Nicole Rosky - April 21, 2011

THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE's Donna Murphy was featured on WOR's 'Joan Hamburg Show' on Wednesday, April 20th 2011. Listen here. THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, directed by Leonard Foglia features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler.

STAGE TUBE: Paul Gemignani Shares a PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE Story
by Kelsey Denette - April 14, 2011

amily albums are not just images - they are full of our family stories. Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway musical, The People in the Picture is creating the ultimate family album online at ThePeopleinYourPicture.com. Connect with other users by submitting a treasured photo and share the family story behind it. While on the site you'll be able to view other photos and read family stories by members of the cast and creative team including Donna Murphy and Iris Rainer Dart. So dig up that old family photograph, log on to www.ThePeopleinYourPicture.com, and tell your story. Below, musical director Paul Gemignani shares his story.

STAGE TUBE: PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE Launches Website
by Roundabout Theatre Company - April 12, 2011

Family albums are not just images - they are full of our family stories. Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway musical, The People in the Picture is creating the ultimate family album online at ThePeopleinYourPicture.com. Connect with other users by submitting a treasured photo and share the family story behind it. While on the site you'll be able to view other photos and read family stories by members of the cast and creative team including Donna Murphy and Iris Rainer Dart. So dig up that old family photograph, log on to www.ThePeopleinYourPicture.com, and tell your story.

Roundabout's PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE Launches New Website
by Nicole Rosky - April 7, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) Broadway production of THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE launches the ultimate interactive family album website! Visit the website at www.ThePeopleInYourPicture.com to view family photos and stories from cast members & the creative team and upload your own.

From Todd Haimes - THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE
by Roundabout Theatre Company - March 31, 2011

As you know, doing a new musical on Broadway is not something that we do very often at Roundabout. But when you see The People in the Picture, I think it will very quickly become clear why I just had to put this show up on our stage. It is so rare these days to come upon a new musical that is totally original, created solely from the hearts and minds and talents of its authors, and that feels like a classic piece from the Broadway of old while telling a story that has never been told before. When I first read The People in the Picture, I knew that it had something powerful to say because not only did the songs linger with me days afterward, but the characters stayed with me as well. These characters had grabbed my attention in a very meaningful way, and it was clear to me that they needed to be shared with a larger audience.

THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE Begins Previews Tomorrow!
by Nicole Rosky - March 31, 2011

Previews begin tomorrow, Friday April 1st, 2011 for Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Tracy Aron, THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, starring two time Tony® Award-winner Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard Foglia. THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler.

STAGE TUBE: PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE Creatives Talk Shop
by Jessica Lewis - March 22, 2011

The Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway musical, THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, starring two time Tony® Award-winner Donna Murphy and directed by Leonard Foglia, features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler. Click below to hear what the creatives have to say about this new work!

Photo Coverage: THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE Cast Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - March 19, 2011

The cast of Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway musical THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, starring two time Tony® Award-winner Donna Murphy and directed by Leonard Foglia met the press on Friday, and BroadwayWorld.com was there!. THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler.

Roundabout Completes Cast for Murphy Led PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE
by Jessica Lewis - February 22, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Tracy Aron, announces the complete cast for the new Broadway musical THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, starring two time Tony® Award-winner Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard Foglia. THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler.

STAGE TUBE: Donna Murphy and Roundabout Team Discuss THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE
by Kelsey Denette - February 4, 2011

Once the darling of the Yiddish Theatre in pre-war Poland, now a grandmother in New York City, Bubbie has had quite a life. But what will it all mean if she can't pass on her stories to the next generation? Performances of THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE will begin on Friday, April 1st, 2011. Meanwhile, check out Donna Murphy and Roundabout's team discussing the musical below!

Gemignani, Zien, Parker & More Join Murphy in Roundabout's PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE; Additional Casting Announced!
by Jessica Lewis - February 3, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Tracy Aron, announces additional casting for the new Broadway musical THE PEOPLE IN THE PICUTRE, starring two time Tony® Award-winner Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard Foglia. THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler.

The People in the Picture FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The People in the Picture has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 2011.
The People in the Picture has been nominated for several awards. It was nominated for Outstanding Book of a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for Iris Rainer Dart. The musical was also nominated for Outstanding Music at the Drama Desk Awards, with nominations for both Mike Stoller and Artie Butler.

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