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May 07, 1993 - Image 80

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-05-07

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would complain."
roots. All are proud of
Mr. Dubrow
was
their heritage, and two
obsessed about being in
have encountered discrim-
the business. "I am con-
ination.
vinced you are born with
"My father used to warn
this illness," he said.
me that I would face anti-
Buffalo Bob Smith, the
Semitism one day, but it
host of "Howdy Doody,"
didn't happen until I left
was a neighbor, and Mr.
New York and worked in
Dubrow would knock on
the
Midwest," said Mr.
the celebrity's door to ask
Dubrow. "I would hear
questions. Ironically, it
expressions like 'I'm going
was Mr. Smith who helped
to Jew him down,' "
Mr. Dubrow launch his
Mr. Dubrow has given
career.
Nazis and the KKK air-
"I went to Grahm
time, but now believes
College in Boston and
that people are well-aware
majored in communica-
that they exist, and says
tions," explained Mr.
they don't need to be
Dubrow, who hosted and
showcased any longer.
produced a "Tonight
"I never felt someone
Show" for college kids.
didn't want to deal with
"After school, I went on
me because I'm Jewish,"
the road with the 'Bob
said Mr. Gelman. "But I
Smith Howdy Revival,'
have gotten some innocu-
Bob made me his road
ous anti-Semitic letters.
manager."
When we made potato
When Mr. Dubrow was
22, he landed his first TV
job as associate producer
of a local talk show. The
following year he became
associate producer for the
The Birmingham Theatre
"Mike Douglas Show."
has announced that the up-
But his biggest career
coming 1993-94 season will
move came in the early
offer five musicals and Neil
1980s, when he was made
Simon's latest comedy.
executive producer for a
The opening production will
female-oriented talk show,
be Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,
owned by Multimedia Inc.,
Sept. 14-Oct. 17, followed by
which also produces "Phil
the Neil Simon comedy Jake's
Donahue."
Women Nov. 2-Dec. 5.
"It occurred to me that
Then back to the musicals
Donahue's show, which
Little Me, Dec. 29-Jan. 30; I
had such high ratings, dis-
Do! I Do! Feb. 8-March 13; The
cussed women's issues but
NOT Mikado, an adaptation
did not have a female
of the Gilbert and Sullivan
host," he said. "When I
classic, March 22-April 24;
met Sally Jessy Raphael, I
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found her very interesting
Texas, May 10-June 20.
— sort of like the lady
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The rest is history.
"Our first show debuted
on Oct. 17, 1983 from St.
Louis, and here we are, 10
years later, broadcasting
Aerosmith with special guest
from New York, on 200
Jackyl will perform at the
stations around the coun-
Palace 8 p.m. June 18.
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Aerosmith features Steven
Australia, Canada and
Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whit-
New Zealand, with two
ford, Tom Hamilton and Joey
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Jackyl's self-titled debut
Two years ago, Mr.
album was completed in one
Dubrow also became exec-
month. Band members are
utive producer of "The
Jesse Dupree, Jimmy Stiff,
Jerry Springer Show,"
Tom Bettini, Jeff and Chris
which airs from Chicago,
Worly.
and he flies back and forth
For information call the box
to oversee both programs.
office, 377-0100.
"It's a dream come
true," said Mr. Dubrow,
whose wife Lynn and
daughters Ali, 6, and Liza,
3, live in New York.
Although Michael
Telling Wilde Tales, a stage
Gelman, Linda Gottlieb
adaptation of fairy tales by
and Burt Dubrow's profes-
Oscar Wilde, will be the

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`Wilde Tales'
At Hilberry

sional struggles have var-
ied, they share religious

Hilberry Theatre's 1993 sum-
mer production for children,

latkes at Chanukah, some
people wrote in asking
why we had to do that.
"Recently, we had Billy
Graham on, and Kathie
Lee joked that he was only
allowed 30 seconds
because we ran out of
time. A few days later, I
received a letter saying
that because I was a Jew,
I wouldn't let him on
longer and that I hated
Christians."
Linda Gottlieb created
the first Jewish character
on "One Life," Nora
Gannon. "I made her an
assimilated Jew, and not
stereotypical.
"We wanted to do a
Passover seder, but unfor-
tunately the actress who
plays Nora was going out
of town. So we mentioned
Nora was out of town at a
family seder." El

scheduled June 21-July 10.
The main theme of Wilde's

stories is the power of love
over evil, and they include
fanciful characters such as
princes and princesses,
dwarfs, statues, birds, flowers
and other inanimate objects.
For ticket information, call
the theatre promotion office,
577-3010.

Players Stage
`My Fair Lady'

Pontiac Theatre IV and Lake-
land Players are pleased to
announce our first joint pro-
duction, the Lerner and
Loewe Musical My Fair Lady.
The production will be at
Pontiac Northern High
School 8 p.m. May 14, 15, 21,
22. For ticket information,
call John Tonner, 624-3187.

B'nai Moshe
Cantor Concert

Congregation B'nai Moshe

will offer its 30th Annual
Cantorial Concert 8 p.m. May

18 in the sanctuary. Featured
with Cantor Louis Klein will
be two singers, Moroccan

born Cantor Aaron Ben-
soussan and South African
born Cantor Paul Kowarsky.
The accompanist is

Rochelle Barr.
The concert is free.

Big Band
At JCC

The Tommy Dorsey Or-
chestra, with Buddy Morrow
conductor will come to the
Maple-Drake Jewish Com-
munity Center 8:30 p.m. May

8.

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