Jolson and Company


Stephen Mo Hannan & Jay Berkow

Published by Samuel French Inc

2 Male 1 Female

This musical captures on stage the story of America's greatest entertainer during his years as a star in the 1920s and his comeback in the 1940s. While Al Jolson recalls colorful moments from his life during an interview, two actors play all of the other characters, including some show business luminaries and his wives, Ruby Keeler among them

The vivid memories his mother, vaudeville, Broadway, feature films and five marriages together with unforgettable renditions of "Swanee," "You Made Me Love You," "Sonny Boy," "California Here I Come," "April Showers," "Mammy" and other Jolson standards made this sparkling bio musical a hit Off Broadway and in London

"It's impossible not to enjoy.... There is both charm and humor and it flows incredibly well dramatically.... Highly recommended" ~

"So much fun.... The narrative is given a strong element of continuity.... The character of Jolson is a boon as well: capricious egotism and pig headedness offset by disarming magnetism.... The audience wants to sing along, and is given its chance in the final concert segment" ~ Financial Times

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