By Adam Hetrick
02 Dec 2012
Featuring a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Newsies, La Cage) and Charles Suppon, Legs Diamond features a score by the late Allen. The musical is based on the film "The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond."
According to MTW, "The almost totally fictitious musical history of Legs Diamond, a depression-era mobster who wants to break into show business, has practically nothing to do with the real Jack Diamond, who was a ruthless mob gunman, not an entertainer. He worked his way up to operating several speakeasies, including New York's legendary Hotsy Totsy Club. Legs developed a reputation for survival by escaping several attempts on his life. His luck ran out in 1931 when the Dutch Schultz gang gunned him down in Albany."
The performance will take place at the University Theater on the CSU Long Beach campus at the 7th Street entrance. Tickets, priced $25, are available by phoning (562) 856-1999, ext. 4 or by visiting musical.org.