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Bubbie is a grandmother in 1970s New York City who was once the darling of Yiddish Theatre in pre-war Poland. Although her granddaughter Jenny is enchanted by her tales of the old world, her daughter Red, a TV writer, will do anything to keep from looking back at the Holocaust and her childhood in Warsaw.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Jun. 19, 2011.

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About The People in the Picture on Broadway

Previews: Apr 1, 2011 • Opening: Apr 28, 2011 • Closing: Jun 19, 2011
Broadway Musicals Drama
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Studio 54 Studio 54
254 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
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Available upon request.
Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair access on the Orchestra level only.
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What Is the Story of The People in the Picture?
At the heart of The People in the Picture is the story of Raisel (known as Bubbie to her granddaughter Jenny), a darling of the Yiddish theater in pre-war Poland who is now helping raise Jenny in 1970s New York City. Jenny always has a tape recorder in hand and loves hearing her grandmother’s tales of her life as an actress in Europe, but her mother, Bubbie’s daughter Red, wants to hear nothing about those horrendous days during World War II. The show progresses through Bubbie’s storytelling, and we see all that Raisel went through to bring herself and her daughter through the war alive. While those old memories may be crisp as ever, Red is struggling to deal with her aging mother’s declining health in the present.

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Donna Murphy
Louis Hobson
Doctor Goldblum
Nicole Parker
Rachel Resheff
Hal Robinson
Doovie/Rabbi Velvel
Avram Krinsky
Yoshie Pinsker
Joyce Van Patten
Andie Mechanic
Young Red


Book and Lyrics
Iris Rainer Dart
Mike Stoller and Artie Butler
Leonard Foglia
Andy Blankenbuehler
Set Designer
Riccardo Hernandez
Costume Designer
Ann Hould-Ward
Lighting Designer
Howell Binkley
Sound Designer
Dan Moses Schreier
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