BROADWAY SINGS THE ODD POTATO
(The Hanukkah Musical for Everyone)
An internationally read picture book, an Emmy Award Winning Television Special, and a Broadway CD performed by 20 TONY AWARD WINNERS, the story of THE ODD POTATO is truly a Hanukkah classic, now entertaining a second generation of youngsters and their families. In 2003, the musical became BROADWAY SINGS THE ODD POTATO at Symphony Space in New York City, starring Broadway and Television favorites, Frank Gorshin, Charlotte Rae, B.J.Crosby, Debbie Gravitte, and Mark Jacoby. Set in the 1950’s as the last of the “live radio shows,” BROADWAY SINGS THE ODD POTATO is easily produced and the perfect event for your next Hanukkah celebration.
INSPIRATION: When she was growing up, Eileen’s dad told her a story that happened to him one Hanukkah when he was just six years old during the Great Depression, after his own father's death. Eileen’s grandmother was a very poor immigrant from Austria. She owned almost nothing but had a great imagination that allowed her six year old son to have a very special Hanukkah.
14 year old Rachel Levy wants to celebrate Hanukkah
the way she remembers it before the death of her mother
a year earlier. She looks everywhere for the family
Hanukkah menorah her grandmother brought with her from
the “Old Country.” Rachel’s 9 year old brother, Sammy,
wants to compete in the Hebrew School Hanukkah Talent
Show, but needs his father in the act. Mr. Levy, still grieving,
seems to be no help to either child. But Rachel has a
“miraculous idea” when she goes to Mr. Weintraub’s Grocery
to buy potatoes for the first night of Hanukkah and remembers
her mother’s childhood story. Proving that “a little imagination
goes a long, long way,” THE ODD POTATO celebrates family
tradition, peppered with a little boy’s zany antics. Year after
year, the story continues to speak to the heart as it tickles
LICENSING: For further information to license BROADWAY SINGS THE ODD POTATO for your next production, please email.
In 2005, 6-10 PRODUCTIONS released THE ODD POTATO: THE BROADWAY ALBUM, starring Broadway’s brightest stars (all Tony Award Winners) with narration by two-time Tony Award Winner, Judd Hirsch. THEATERMANIA raved, “Winner after Winner!”
Make the holidays even brighter with this heartfelt story performed by a glorious cast that includes Broadway stars, Jim Dale, Dan Fogler, Sutton Foster, Boyd Gaines, Debbie Gravitte, Judd Hirsch, Ron Holgate, Cady Huffman, Judy Kaye, Dick Latessa, Hal Linden, Priscilla Lopez, John Mahoney, Donna McKechnie, Michele Pawk, Mayrann Plunkett, Hal Prince, Randy Skinner, Elaine Stritch, Lillias White, and Scott Wise.
Available on CD and streaming at CD Baby.
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"A guaranteed audience pleaser.you can't go wrong with BROADWAY SINGS THE ODD POTATO."
*** Looking for a unique present for a Broadway fan or that special "youngster" who loves to sing and dance? Look no further. Since 2005, THE ODD POTATO: THE BROADWAY ALBUM has entertained families across the country in the comfort of their living rooms while earning thousands of dollars to help kids with special needs. In partnership with Variety, The Children's Charity, Tent 8 of Kansas City, 6-10 PRODUCTIONS, L.L. C. reached out to BROADWAY'S BEST to help the kids!
The 2003 Cast of BROADWAY SINGS THE ODD POTATO Charlotte Rae, B.J. Crosby, Frank Gorshin, Mark Jacoby, Molly Ephraim, Sky Jarrett, and Debbie Gravitte
THE NEW YORK TIMES
THE ODD POTATO
.. Picture book read around the world.
.. Emmy award winning television special.
.. Musical on CD starring 20 Tony Award winners.
.. Excerpts at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.
In celebration of the 15th Anniversary of THE ODD POTATO: THE BROADWAY ALBUM (starring 20 Tony Award Winners), excerpts from BROADWAY SINGS THE ODD POTATO, “The Hanukkah Musical for Everyone,” returns to New York City as part of a joyous Indie Collaborative interfaith holiday concert at Lincoln Center. More Details to come.