Shlemiel The First Broadway:
Shlemiel The First plays at Skirball Center for Performing Arts
New York University, 566 LaGuardia Place, New York NY 10012
Seating chart & directions
Shlemiel the First takes place in Chelm, a village of fools. Half sad-sack clown, half accidental messiah, Shlemiel's charm is in his childlike innocence, and the charm of this musical is in its playfulness and unapologetic, unalloyed delight. It turns an already absurd world hilariously and redemptively, topsy-turvy.A cast of eight, an unusual and innovative creative team and an eight musician live band bring the erotic, comic, surreal quality of Singer's story to life.
"A comic ode to the rejuvenating power of the erotic imagination...
PROPULSIVELY TUNEFUL MUSIC and DAZZLING LYRICS."
-THE NEW YORK TIMES
The Klezmer Musica is based on the play by Nobel price laureate Issac Bashevis Singer.
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