Last night we finished the Second Elisberg Industries International Film Festival, where the little-known award-winning musical Fiorello! was presented over the course of 14 episodes. It occurred to me that some people may have come in during the fest and missed some of the earlier part, or skipped a few and wanted to catch up -- so here's a list of all the episodes with links to them.
Fiorello! opened in 1959 and ran almost two years, for 795 performances. It was the co-winner for Best Musical with The Sound of Music at the Tony Awards, and also became only the third musical (at the time) to receive the Pulitzer Prize for drama. The score was by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, who five years later would write Fiddler on the Roof. Its then-little known star, Tom Bosley, won the Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in a Musical. He would later go on to fame playing 'Howard Cunnighman, the father on Happy Days. (The Tonys had a quirk in its nominating process whereby you were only eligible to be nominated as lead actor if your name was above the title in the billing, or listed as "starring." In the case of Fiorello! -- like many other ensemble shows -- the entire cast was listed together under the title, so even though Bosley was the lead and played the title character, he wasn't eligible to be nominated as lead actor.)
Anyway, for the record, here are all the episodes posted on these pages for the festival --
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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