Musicals / Plays Jerry Bock Plays List

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List of Jerry Bock plays with descriptions, including any musicals by Jerry Bock, playwright. This Jerry Bock plays list includes promotional photos when available, as well as information about co-writers and Jerry Bock characters. This list of plays by Jerry Bock is listed alphabetically and includes art of the play's posters when available. Items here include everything from Fiddler on the Roof to Baker Street. What plays did Jerry Bock write? All these, one-acts, musicals, or full-length plays are by Jerry Bock and can help you decide, "What are the best Jerry Bock plays?" (7 items)
Fiddler on the Roof is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Jerry Bock Plays List
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Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in the Pale of Settlement of Imperial Russia in 1905. It is based on Tevye and his Daughters and other tales by Sholem Aleichem. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions, as outside influences encroach upon the family's lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love – each one's choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of his faith – and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village. The ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: Sheldon Harnick , Jerry Bock , Joseph Stein

Characters: Tevye, Chava, Lazar Wolf, Tzeitel, Golde, + more

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#10 on The Greatest Musicals Ever Performed on Broadway, Ranked

#12 on The Best Tony Award Winning Musicals

#2 on The Best Plays Based on Books

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Fiorello! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Jerry Bock Plays List
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Fiorello! is a musical about New York City mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia, a reform Republican who took on the Tammany Hall political machine. The book is by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott, drawn substantially from the 1955 volume Life With Fiorello by Ernest Cuneo, with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock. It is one of only eight musicals to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: Sheldon Harnick , George Abbott , Jerry Bock , Jerome Weidman

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She Loves Me is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Jerry Bock Plays List
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She Loves Me is a musical with a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock. The musical is the third adaptation of the play Parfumerie by Hungarian playwright Miklos Laszlo, following the 1940 James Stewart-Margaret Sullavan film The Shop around the Corner and the 1949 Judy Garland-Van Johnson musical version In the Good Old Summertime. It would surface yet again in 1998 as the Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan feature You've Got Mail. The plot revolves around Budapest shop employees Georg Nowack and Amalia Balash who, despite being consistently at odds with each other at work, are unaware that each is the other's secret pen pal met through lonely-hearts ads. The musical ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: Sheldon Harnick , Jerry Bock , Joe Masteroff

Characters: Ladislav Sipos, Amalia Balash, Ilona Ritter, Georg Nowack, Arpad Laszlo, + more

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Tenderloin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Jerry Bock Plays List
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Tenderloin

Tenderloin is a musical with a book by George Abbott and Jerome Weidman, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock, their follow-up to the highly successful Pulitzer Prize-winning Fiorello! a year earlier. The musical is based on a 1959 novel by Samuel Hopkins Adams. Set in the Tenderloin, a red-light district in 1890s Manhattan, the show's story focuses on Reverend Brock, a character loosely based on American clergyman and social reformer Charles Henry Parkhurst. After six previews, the Broadway production, directed by Abbott and choreographed by Joe Layton, opened on October 17, 1960 at the 46th Street Theatre, where it ran for 216 performances. The cast included Maurice Evans as ...more on Wikipedia

Authors / Creators: Sheldon Harnick ^! George Abbott ^! Jerry Bock ^! Jerome Weidman