This was a joy for me to work on from beginning to end. Thank you Michel Hausmann and Salomon Lerner for considering me worthy of such an enterprise as Golem of Havana ended up being for all of us. Inspiring, heart-felt, intelligent, giving.
¡Muchas Gracias a todos!
The Golem of Havana is Miami New Drama’s original, critically-acclaimed musical that explores the lives of a Jewish family in Cuba on the brink of revolution. It is an epic story with an exciting score that blends Cuban and Jewish music.
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Music by Salomon Lerner
Lyrics By Len Schiff
Book and Direction by Michel Hausmann
The Golem of Havana tells the story of a Hungarian-Jewish family living in Batista’s Havana on the brink of the Cuban Revolution. When their maid’s son, a guerrilla fighter, is injured, they must choose between protecting him and guarding their first fragile grasp on prosperity since their arrival. The Golem of Havana weaves together the music and traditions of two worlds, asking questions about family, community, religion, and politics.ABOUT
Developed at the prestigious New York Theatre Workshop, The Golem of Havana has enjoyed sold-out productions Off-Broadway at La MaMa E.T.C. in New York City and in the Berkshires at Barrington Stage Company, an award-winning theatre company in downtown Pittsfield, MA. There, the musical became the fastest selling new show in the theatre’s history. The musical was also a Richard Rodgers Award finalist for New Musical Theatre and an Independent Reviews of New England Award (IRNE) nominee for best play.