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The People in the Picture - Broadway

$72 - $122

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.

Schedule

Studio 54

(New York, NY)
254 West 54th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For The People in the Picture


What Bubbie Did During the War - New York Times
Without Ms. Murphy this well-meaning Roundabout Theater Company production - which has a book and lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and songs by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler - would be thin treacle indeed. As it is, even Ms. Murphy (who also gets to portray the various characters that Raisel plays onstage and on screen) has trouble generating the kind of energy that makes an audience sit up and smile, or sit up, period.

The People in the Picture - Time Out New York
Homey and nostalgic, this musical means to emphasize the importance of laughter in the face of tragedy. But the sob stories overwhelm the charm. A dying old woman, a child ripped from her parents, a lovable zany killed by thugs, a nation herded like beasts to the slaughter: These are just a few of the show’s many tugs at our emotions. By the time we find Raisel in the Warsaw Ghetto, clutching a rag doll stained with the blood of a murdered Jewish friend, even the softest touch in the audience may grow wary of Dart’s hard sell. The People in the Picture reminds us of the Holocaust’s bitter injunction to never forget. It’s a worthy effort, but work this blunt can’t pierce very deep; the tears the show elicits are too easily wiped away.


 

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by BWW News Desk - 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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
by BWW - 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.
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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!
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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!
by BWW News Desk - 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.
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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.
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.
by BWW News Desk - 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.
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.
by BWW News Desk - 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.
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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!
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.