Nominee! Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical
Nominee! Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Orchestrations
The Immigrant is the biographical story of the author's grandfather, a young Jew who fled the pogroms of Czarist Russia in 1909 and pushed his banana cart into the tiny Baptist community of Hamilton, Texas. Given shelter by a childless older couple, he sent for his wife, raised a family, and made this town his home. A true story of parents and children, newcomers and natives, Christians and Jews, and the realization of the American Dream.
"A deeply satisfying new musical... touches the heart, glows with humor and soothes the ear" - New York Times
"...A buoyant, heartbreaking achievement... The Immigrant speaks to what it is to be an American." - Denver Post
"...easily the best thing we saw in New York this year." - BBC Radio 3
" ...funny, gripping, tragic and true... featuring a score of great artfulness." - Chicago Sun Times
"Everything a musical should be!" - Wall Street Journal/Zagat