- $19 for one ticket to Stars of David (up to $39 value)
- When: Sunday, January 11, at 1 p.m. or 5 p.m.
- Where: Capitol Theatre
- Seating: rows O–T
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
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Stars of David
“The majority of prominent Jews are not prominent for being Jewish,” notes Abigail Pogrebin in her 2006 book Stars of David. So to find out how their faith and culture impacted their illustrious careers, she asked them—and got dozens of essays on the subject by celebrities ranging from designer Kenneth Cole to Star Trek’s Leonard Nimoy. Now, Tony-winning producer Daryl Roth has put some of those voices into song.
Those songs are written by a team of luminaries in their own right, including scribes such as Marvin Hamlisch (A Chorus Line), Duncan Sheik, and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof). A shapeshifting four-person cast performs numbers such as Tony Kushner’s “Horrible Seders,” Joan Rivers’s “High Holy Days,” and Norman Lear’s “The Book of Norman.” Fran Drescher is predictably brassy in “Just Be Who You Are,” Gwyneth Paltrow is a “who knew Jew” in the song that takes her name, and Aaron Sorkin smirks at the transparent codes of Hollywood types in “Smart People.” On a more serious note, Gloria Steinem and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg take a look at the way their upbringing and history affected the women they became.