‘Fiorello!’ Gets Revival at BTG’s Unicorn Theatre

Austin Lombard

Austin Lombard

(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – “Fiorello!,” the 1959 musical about New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, who broke up the stranglehold so-called Tammany Hall had on New York City politics, is being revived by Berkshire Theatre Group at the Unicorn Theatre from Wednesday, June 15, through Saturday, July 23. The winner of three Tony Awards, the musical, created by the legendary Broadway duo Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, is one of only nine to have also won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Austin Lombardi stars in the title role.

Playwrights Horizons founder Bob Moss, who directs this revival, 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.”

Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick themselves are currently experiencing a revival, with currently two hit shows on Broadway, “She Loves Me” and “Fiddler on the Roof.”

To purchase tickets, contact the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield by calling 413-997-4444, or online at Berkshire Theatre Group. Ticket offices are open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from 10am until curtain.





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