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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-05-16

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Golda's Balcony is a new
biographical drama, written
by William Gibson and star-
ring Tovah Feldshuh as Golda
Meir, the woman who, at the
age of 70, came out of retirement to
become Israel's fourth prime minister.
Gibson spent eight months with
Meir in 1977, and the text of this play
is largely derived from his conversa-
tions with her. Through June 1.

At the Manhattan Ensemble Theatre,
55 Mercer St., (212) 925-1900.

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Seth Rudetsky in "Rhapsody in Seth," a one-man
play that recounts Rudetsky's personal plight of
growing up Jewish, overweight and gay on Long
Island, New York.

Dream a Little Dream: The Mamas
and the Papas Musical is a rock 'n' roll
musical that takes the audience back
to the 1960s and tells about the rise
and fall of the pop group.
The show stars "Papa" Denny
Doherty — one-fourth of the team
that also included John Phillips,
Michelle Phillips and Cass Elliott. One
of the most popular of the folk-rock
groups, their hits included "Dedicated
to the One I Love," "Monday
Monday," and "California Dreamin'."
"Mama" Cass Elliot, who was
Jewish, was born Ellen Naomi Cohen.
Although there was some question
about the cause of her death in 1974
at age 32, an autopsy report concluded
that she died of a heart attack. "Papa"
John Phillips died in March 2001.
At the Village Theater, 158 Bleecker
St., (212) 307-4100.

Family Values, a serious drama about
abortion, is the work of Jewish play-
wright Richard Abrons, who also
wrote The Brothers Berg and Every Day
A Visitor.
Director Philip Rose, who also is
Jewish, made his Broadway debut with
Raisin in the Sun in the 1950s and
received Tony nominations for Purlie
and Shenandoah.
Family Values is about conservative,
suburban parents, who are active pro-
testors against abortion, and their

grown children, who do not necessari-
ly share their values.

At the Clurman Theatre, 410 West
42nd St., (212) 279-4200.

Rhapsody In Seth, written by Seth
Rudetsky, a former comedy writer for
television's Rosie O'Donnell Show, is a
one-man play about Rudetsky, who
recounts his personal plight of grow-
ing up Jewish, overweight and gay on
Long Island, New York.
Rudetsky studied classical piano in
college, then moved to New York. City
and became a pianist for numerous
Broadway shows, including The Full
Monty and Grease. He did stand-up
comedy on the side. O'Donnell caught
his act and hired him for her show.
Besides his own play, Rudetsky
works as stand-in pianist for the musi-
cals Mama Mia, The Producers and

Phantom of the Opera.
At the Actors Playhouse, 100 Seventh
Avenue South, (212) 239-6200.

Writer's Block comprises two new one-
act plays written and directed by
Woody Allen.
The first, Riverside Drive, takes place
on the streets of New York City, and
the second, Old Saybrook, is set in a
house in Connecticut:
Jewish cast members include Paul
Reiser, of Mad About You, Bebe
Neuwrith, of TV's Cheers and
Broadway's Chicago, and Kate Blumberg,
who performed in Of Broadway's
Syringa Tree. Through June 20.

At the Atlantic Theatre, 336 West
20th St., (212) 239-6200.

As Long As We Both Shall Laugh is a
one-man show in which Russian
Jewish comic Yakov Smirnoff takes a
humorous look at the differences

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