From the producer who brought you RAGS, The Jewish Legends, The Great Jewish American Songbook, That’s Jewish Entertainment and Bar Mitzvah Boy, Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment presents Jewish Hollywood A Musical Revue with script by Chris Burgess.
Starring Sue Kelvin, MacKenzie Mellen, Jack Reitman and Howard Samuels, Jewish Hollywood will play Upstairs at The Gatehouse this month.
The Jews of Hollywood invented the ‘American Dream’. Although they came from poverty-stricken shtetls, they ended up in Californian mansions. And they sold the world a ‘Technicolor’ fantasy version of American life.
Jewish Hollywood is a revue crammed full of songs, which explores the reality as well as the glitz!
It tells stories of ambition, insecurity and sacrifice. What was the price paid for assimilation? How did the Jews of Hollywood confront anti-Semitism? How did the Holocaust change their depiction of Jews on-screen? How badly hit were they by the notorious blacklisting of the 1950s?
And what caused the rebirth of Jewish cinema in the 1960s – giving rise to stars like Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler and Dustin Hoffman?
Jewish Hollywood has Direction and Choreography by Cressida Carré, Musical arrangements by Andy Collyer and Musical Direction by Amir Shoenfield.
Jewish Hollywood is at Upstairs At The Gatehouse Wednesday 16 March – Sunday 17 April 2022.