Not to be confused with Marjorie Morningstar or the Broadway-bound musical, Morning Star, Los Angeles' Colony Theatre is reviving the 1940 comedy/drama, Morning Star. Directed by Scott Segal, this story of a Jewish immigrant family's triumphs and tragedies in turn-of-the-century New York began previews Dec. 4 and opens Dec. 13 for a run through March 8, 1998.
Featured in the cast are Leslie Barlett, Gil Bernardy, Francesca Casale, Denise Dillard, Greg Foran, Kelly Foran, David Carey Foster, Ariana Navarre, Tim O'Hare, Brendan Parent, Eileen T'Kaye and D. Ewing Woodruff.
Originally, Morning Star opened at the Longacre Theatre, April 16, 1940. For 63 performances, Molly Picon starred as Becky Felderman opposite Joseph Buloff, with a young Sidney Lumet in a supporting role. A 1963 L.A. mounting of the show starred a teen-aged Richard Dreyfuss.
For tickest ($20-$25) and information on Morning Star at the Colony Studio Theatre, 1944 Riverside Drive, call (213) 665-0280.
-- By David Lefkowitz