Iris Rainer Dart ("Beaches") wrote the book and lyrics to the new musical The People in the Picture,
in which Tony Award winner Donna Murphy
plays a 1970s "bubbie" revealing secrets from her life as the darling of pre-World War II Polish-Yiddish theatre. A score by composer Mike Stoller (Smokey Joe's Café
) and Artie Butler evokes a past that shakes the world of a chilly daughter (Nicole Parker
) and an eager granddaughter (Rachel Resheff
) in Roundabout Theatre Company's world premiere at Studio 54.