Berkshire Theatre Group will present its sold-out production of Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, George Abbott and Jerome Weidman’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Fiorello! Off-Broadway this fall.
Fiorello! will transfer to the East 13th Street Theater beginning September 4, marking the first full-scale Off-Broadway revival of the hit musical and BTG’s debut New York City production. Last seen on Broadway in 1959, the acclaimed musical chronicles the life of mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, including his years as a political crusader, through World War I and onto his election. The show will officially open September 9.
Bob Moss directs a cast that includes Katie Birenboim, Michael Brahce, Rebecca Brudner, Dan Cassin, Chelsea Groen, Austin Lombardi, Matt McLean, Rylan Morsbach, Julius Reese and Michael Sullivan, along with a nine-member ensemble.
“Mayor La Guardia was long gone by the time I moved to New York, so I never lived under his tenure in City Hall. But the ’Little Flower,’ as he was called, lives on in memory,” says director Moss in a statement. “The music is toe-tappingly delightful, the characters are richly drawn and a story about good guys is desperately needed in today's jaded and vitriolic politics. It's great to be reminded, as the music lifts us aloft, that good can triumph over selfishness.” Songs from the 1959 show include “Little Tin Box,” “Till Tomorrow,” "Politics and Poker" and “When Did I Fall In Love?”