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Archive for Richard Israel

THE BAKER’S WIFE at the Actors’ Coop

Photo by Lindsay Schnebly

Photo by Lindsay Schnebly

Les Spindle –  Frontiers L.A.

Featuring an appealing score by Stephen Schwartz (WickedPippin) and a charming though rather thin book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the RoofZorba), based on a 1931 French film, this 1976 musical remains more a cult favorite than a classic.   Read more…

Myron Meisel – Stage Raw

Among the most gratifying of musicals being presented in the region has been here before, in appreciably different form: Stephen Schwartz (songs) and Joseph Stein’s (book) The Baker’s Wife, based on the hit 1938 film by Marcel Pagnol from a novelette by Jean Giono and starring the immortal Raimu.  Read more…

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