You Won’t Succeed on Broadway If You Don’t Have Any Jews – playing at the St James Theatre from 25 August–5 September 2015 (press night is 27 August) – is a celebration of the Jewish contribution to musical theatre for more than 80 years. Fresh from an opening in Tel Aviv, the London cast features Lloyd Daniels (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Sarah Earnshaw (Spamalot) and Sophie Evans (The Wizard of Oz).
Also in the cast are David Albury, Alex Marshall, John Barr, Danny Lane, Yiftach Mizrahi, Natalie Lipin, Rebecca Wicking and Jackie Marks.
The audience will be taken on a musical journey from the 1930s to present day, with stories told about some of Broadway’s most famous composers. The biggest hits from every decade will be performed, from the early sounds of George and Ira Gershwin and Irving Berlin through to showstoppers from contemporary musicals such as Rent, Hairspray and Parade.
Producers, Collaborative Artists, commented: “We are thrilled to introduce our phenomenal cast of seasoned West End actors, who all share a passion for musical theatre and the groundbreaking works of these sensational composers. We, at Collaborative Artists, feel it is imperative to display the show’s message to audiences all over the world. Bringing the show back to the West End means the world to us and we can’t wait to dazzle the St James with a splash of Broadway.”
In the creative team are associate director Evan Ensign, musical director Inga Davis Rutter and choreographer Chris Whittaker. The show is developed by Michaela Stern and Daniel Donskoy.