Composer Cy Coleman continues work on the music for his new show, It's Good to Be Alive, which was formerly titled Ostrovsky. The Coleman musical will explore the history of the bygone Yiddish art theatre.
It's Good to Be Alive will star Alan King, as previously reported. King, who was born in Brooklyn in 1927, has been a popular stand-up for over four decades. Over the past decade or so he has earned acclaim for supporting performances in such movies as "Enemies: A Love Story," "Night and the City" and "Bonfire of the Vanities." His last appearance on Broadway was in The Impossible Years in 1963.
Author Avery Corman is doing the book and lyrics.
Coleman's office said there was no other definite news to report (as in securing new producers) for the show.
Coleman's other works include Barnum, Sweet Charity and Wildcat. -- By Murdoch McBride