When You’re In Love, The Whole World Is Jewish


Florida Premiere at Cultural Arts Center at Mizner Park

BOCA RATON, FL – When You’re In Love, The Whole World Is Jewish is a delightfully whimsical thought; it is also the name of a new comedy/musical revue directed by Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander, making its way to South Florida in December. Based on several ground-breaking comedy albums in the mid-1960’s, this material had never been seen live until the recent California run. Producers Gold and Riback decided to mount the show for one simple reason: “We were both weaned on classic comedy,” said Riback. “and the albums ‘You Don’t Have to Be Jewish,’ and ‘When You’re In Love, The Whole World Is Jewish,’ were gut-bustingly funny way back then, and because of the timeless nature of the comedy, part character study, part self-effacing lampooning, but always sweet-natured and good-hearted, they remain just as hilarious today.” “This play is truly a labor of love – the love of comedy and of cherished childhood memories,” said Danny Gold, who produced the play together with Billy Riback. “We premiered the play in California earlier this year with great success and outstanding reviews. We think it will bring much laughter to South Florida with its large Jewish population.” The show will run December 11 – January 11 at the Cultural Arts Center at Mizner Park with tickets ranging from $40 per person for group rates to $70 per person for premium seating. For tickets and more information visit www.worldisjewishtheplay.com. With the world growing increasingly crude, rude and mean-spirited, When You’re In Love brings the best of this timeless material to life. There is nothing in this show that would offend a nun, assuming one would come, and yet somehow it’s still funny. The producers felt “It would be refreshing to have a show that shies away from those well-known four-letter words and colorful phrases, yet still manages to elicit belly laughs. We only hope you enjoy watching our show as much as we did putting it together.” Four original cast members will be returning for this production of When You’re In Love… They are Michael Pasternak, Ellen Ratner, Robert Shampain and Rena Strober; their innumerable credits include NYPD Blue, Vegas, Seinfeld, Frasier, The Nanny, Without A Trace, Law and Order, Les Miserables, and Fiddler On The Roof. The Backstory: In 1965, there was an innovative album that was capturing the public’s imagination called “You Don’t Have To Be Jewish” (Kapp Records), featuring the talented voices of Lou Jacobi, Betty Walker, Jack Gilford and Frank Gallop. The collection of classic Jewish humor was written and produced by Bob Booker and George Foster, and within weeks of its release it was a Top 10 hit. It also received a Grammy nomination as “Comedy Album of the Year.” The next year, a follow-up album was released titled “When You’re In Love, The Whole World Is Jewish,” (Kapp Records) again featuring Lou Jacobi, Betty Walker, Frank Gallop, and introducing a young actress from New York, Valerie Harper. This album featured the Top 10 hit “The Ballad of Irving,” sung by Frank Gallop. For tickets and more information call 561-910-7727 or 561-362-0003 for group sales, or visit www.worldisjewishtheplay.com.