Three or More Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG
2006 Broadway Version
The brilliant songwriting team behind FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and SHE LOVES
ME bring us another witty, tuneful and utterly charming musical. The
original production was directed by Mike Nichols and helped launch the
career of Barbara Harris, who won a Tony for her role, and the recent,
Tony nominated revival featured an all-star cast at Roundabout Theatre
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.
APPLE TREE is a star vehicle for a woman and a man, and features a
multitude of production resources from MTI’s Theatrical Resources.
Modest in its production requirements, this small cast show soars with
Bock and Harnick’s trademark warmth and humanity, amidst tongue-in-cheek
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The part of Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, was originally written for Phil Silvers. Both he and Milton Berle turned down the role, leaving Zero Mostel, to create one of the most legendary characters in musical comedy.