Irving Berlin was the most successful single songwriter in history. He wrote more hits, and made more money, than any of his colleagues.
He worked with--and wrote for--the greatest entertainers of the 20th century. In many ways, his life is a quintessential American success story.
Ethel Merman, Irving Berlin
But, if truth be told, he was a complex man; and his life was often far from happy. Now, for the first time, his life story is being told--forthrightly and frankly, and set to his own unforgettable music--in a vivid one-man show. Featuring 40 terrific Berlin songs.
ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa--creator of such acclaimed solo shows as George M. Cohan Tonight! and One Night with FannyBrice --has now written Irving Berlin: In Person.
This candid portrait of an inconic American songwriter--a terrfic showcase for an outstanding singer/dancer/actor--is the first and only one-man show about Irving Berlin. We're taking inqueries now from those who might be interested in presenting or performing this dynamic solo show.
Irving Berlin, at the piano, is flanked by entertainers George Jessel, Rosalind Russell, Groucho Marx, Frank Sintra, Dinah Shore, Dean Martin, Danny Kaye
A One-Man Show
written and arranged by
Marilyn Monroe, Irving Berlin
Or contact: Peter Sawyer President The Fifi Oscard Agency 110 W. 40th St., Suite #704 New York, NY 10018 tel. (212) 764-1100
IRVING BERLIN: IN PERSON, a dynamic new one-man show, is one of five different shows celebrating Berlin that Chip Deffaa has created. It is the first--and only, as of this writing--solo show about Berlin.
You might also be interested in these other shows (all of which are available for licensing now):
IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICA, an intriguing two-character musical play, set on the last night of Berlin's life. Our cast album has just been released.
THE IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE, a high-spirited, song-driven musical show, featuring more than 40 irresistible numbers, is written for ten players (five male, five female).
IRVING BERLIN & CO. is a lively biographical musical written for a cast of 12 or so players. It's a solid book musical that will work just fine with a cast of 12 (or if you prefer, 14 or 16) players.
THE IRVING BERLIN STORY is a full-scale biographical musical, written for 20 or 30 (or more) players. You can make the chorus as large as you desire. This is a perfect choice for schools, colleges, community theaters and regional theaters seeking to present an exuberant musical comedy with a big cast.