Coming Back Like a Song
A play about Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, and Jimmy Van Heusen
By Lee Kalcheim
A NOSTALGIC MUSICAL INTERLUDE
December 1-18, 2022
GENTLE READERS, PLEASE NOTE: Not suggested for children. And you may need to pardon these gentlemen for the use of some rather colorful language in polite company.
DATELINE: IRVING BERLIN’S MANHATTAN APARTMENT, NYC — CHRISTMAS EVE 1956
IN CONCERT! Join us for an intimate evening with America’s legendary composers Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, and Jimmy Van Heusen! Between their hits from across the decades, these beloved songwriters share many martinis, as well as their hopes, dreams, and concerns about the future of music as rock ‘n’ roll looms on the horizon. Stormy weather is ahead, but on a cozy Christmas Eve with friends in an elegant NYC apartment, who can feel concerned about anything except “Will we have a white Christmas???” Gather ‘round the piano for touching tales and timeless tunes crooned by these masters of marvelous music… you’ll be over the rainbow and swingin’ on a star!
RUNTIME: 1 hour 40 minutes + plus a 20-minute intermission