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Thursday, 28 April 2011 16:09

THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE Opens on Broadway Tonight, Apr 28



Donna Murphy

In the new Broadway musical


on Broadway at Studio 54

Opening night is tonight for Roundabout Theatre Company’s new Broadway Musical THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE, starring two time Tony® Award-winner Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard FogliaTHE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler.

The cast also features Alexander Gemignani (Moishe), Christopher Innvar (Chaim), Nicole Parker (Red), Rachel Resheff (Jenny), Hal Robinson (Doovie, Rabbi Velvel), Lewis J. Stadlen (Avram Krinsky), Joyce Van Patten (Chayesel), Chip Zien (Yossie Pinsker), Brad Bradley, Rachel Bress, Jeremy Davis, Emilee Dupre, Maya Goldman, Louis Hobson, Shannon Lewis, Jessica Lea Patty, Andie Mechanic, Megan Reinking, Jeffrey Schecter and Paul Anthony Stewart.

THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE began preview performances on Friday, April 1st, 2011 on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). The limited engagement is scheduled to run through June 19th, 2011.

This world premiere production comes from the author of the international best seller Beaches, Iris Rainer Dart, with a glorious score by Mike Stoller (Smokey Joe’s Café) and Artie Butler (“Here’s To Life”).

THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE is a funny and deeply moving new musical from the author of Beaches, about a Jewish grandmother struggling to share her legacy. Once the darling of Yiddish comedy theatre in 1930s Warsaw before her narrow escape to New York, Bubbie has had quite a life. But what will it all mean if she can’t pass her stories to her daughter and granddaughter? A tale that spans three generations of women and dances playfully from New York to the Old World, THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE celebrates the importance of learning from our past, the strength we find in our families and the extraordinary power of laughter.

The creative team includes Paul Gemignani (Musical Direction), Michael Starobin (Orchestrations), Andy Blankenbuehler (Musical Staging), Riccardo Hernandez (Sets), Ann Hould-Ward (Costumes), James F. Ingalls (Lights), Dan Moses Schreier (Sound), Elaine J. McCarthy (Projections), Paul Huntley (Hair & Wigs) & Angelina Avallone (Make-up).


Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at or at the Studio 54 Box Office (254 West 54th Street).  Ticket prices range from $37.00 - $122.00.

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Performance Schedule Information:

THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE plays Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM. 

Special Web Feature:


Family history is a major theme in The People in the Picture which inspired a unique online photo album that invites you to share a photo and family story with our community.  Take a minute to browse the wonderful stories already submitted and submit your own:

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2010-2011 season features Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall; David West Read’s The Dream of the Burning Boy, directed by Evan Cabnet; Stoller, Butler & Dart’s The People in the Picture, starring Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard Foglia; Stone, Meehan & Yeston’s Death Takes a Holiday, directed by Doug Hughes.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2011-2012 season features Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, directed by Graciela Daniele;  Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet, directed by Peter DuBois; John Osbornes’ Look Back in Anger, directed by Sam Gold.

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