How is it that Jews wrote the musical background to American lives from the First World War to the sixties?
In a land of opportunity, they created a musical world of escapism and romance… and helped invent the American Dream.
The Great Jewish American Songbook explores a century of song, featuring music from some of the greatest songwriters who ever lived. Which famous composers or which famous songs weren’t written by Jewish composers? Not many – as this celebratory show will remind music lovers of all ages.
The show will star Grant McConvey (Side By Side by Sondheim, Jack Theatre), Jennifer Harding (Legally Blonde, Kilworth House), Lee Ormsby (The Lion King, West End) and Jessie May (Rock Of Ages, West End).
Written by Chris Burgess, with Musical Arrangements by Andy Collyer, The Great Jewish American Songbook is directed by Matthew Gould with musical direction by Neil MacDonald and produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment.
UPSTAIRS AT THE GATEHOUSE between 9 February and 28 February 2015.
THE RADLETT CENTRE on 6 March 2015.