“Fiorello!” is a musical about New York’s favorite big-hearted politician Mayor LaGuardia

Kate Maguire (Artistic Director of Berkshire Theatre Group) is excited about the young cast of the classic musical Fiorello!, soon to open at the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge. Directed by Playwrights Horizons founder, Bob Moss. Fiorello! will run from June 15 through July 23, 2016 “I’m thrilled that we’re starting the season with this delightful, Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning musical, created by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick who currently have two hit shows on Broadway, She Loves Me and Fiddler on the Roof.”

Bob Moss says, “Mayor LaGuardia was long gone by the time I moved to New York, so I never lived under his tenure in City Hall. But the “Little Flower,” as he was called, lives on in memory. The music is toe-tapping, the characters are richly drawn and a story about good guys is desperately needed in today’s jaded and vitriolic politics. It’s great to be reminded, as the music lifts us aloft, that good can triumph over selfishness.”

What is a progressive politic? Look no further than Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Fiorello!. A big-hearted look at Mayor LaGuardia and his battle for the people of New York City. This charming production has music and lyrics by Tony Award-winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler On The Roof, She Loves Me) and book by Tony Award and Drama Desk-Winner George Abbott (The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees) and Jerome Weidman (Tenderloin).

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Tammany Hall is in dire need of an honest leader, and Fiorello LaGuardia is just the man for the job. Battling against the corrupt, political puppets of New York City, Fiorello vows to clean up the Big Apple. A man of the people, Fiorello must use his wit and charm to fight for the right of the citizens. Based on the real-life rise to power of Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, Fiorello! is one of only eight musicals to have been awarded the esteemed Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

To purchase tickets, get out that little tin box and count out $60 each except for the previews which are $50 June 15-17) contact the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield by calling 413-997-4444, or online at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org. Ticket Offices are open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from 10am until curt

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