Three or More Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG
2006 Broadway Version
Love blossoms in these three comedic vignettes exploring the relationship between men and women.
The brilliant songwriting team behind Fiddler On The Roof and She Love Me bring us another witty, tuneful and utterly charming musical in The Apple Tree. The original production was directed by Mike Nichols and helped launch the career of Barbara Harris, who won a TONY for her role.
The Apple Tree is made up of three musical miniatures that can be presented separately, or in any combination, to fill out a theatrical evening. "The Diary Of Adam And Eve" is a quirky, touching spin on the tale of the world's first couple adapted from Mark Twain's Extracts From Adam's Diary. "The Lady Or The Tiger?," a rock and roll fable set in a mythical barbarian kingdom explores the fickleness of love. "Passionella" is based on Jules Feiffer's offbeat Cinderella-story about a chimney sweep whose dreams of being a "glamorous movie star" nearly sabotage her one chance for true love.
The Apple Tree is the perfect star vehicle for a woman and a man. Modest in its production requirements, this small cast show soars with Bock and Harnick’s trademark warmth and humanity, amidst tongue-in-cheek humor.
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Harold Prince has won more Tony Awards than anyone else (20): eight for directing, eight for producing, two as producer of the year's Best Musical, and two special Tony Awards.