The Immigrant

by  Mark Harelik, Sarah Knapp, Steven M. Alper

Full Length Musical  /  2m, 2f

Nominee! Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical
Nominee! Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Orchestrations

"A deeply satisfying new musical... touches the heart, glows with humor and soothes the ear" - New York Times

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    2m, 2f

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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.
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Accolades

  • Nominee! Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical
    Nominee! Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Orchestrations

Reviews

"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

Videos

  • The Immigrant: A New American Musical
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Production

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  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo

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2m, 2f
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5 Piano/Conductor Scores (Act 1)
5 Piano/Conductor Scores (Act 2)

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Guitar/Violin
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Authors

Mark Harelik

Mark Harelik

Sarah Knapp

Sarah Knapp

Steven M. Alper

Steven M. Alper is a music composer, primarily for the theatre, as well as an orchestrator and author. He wrote and orchestrated the score for the musical The Immigrant, for which he was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstan ...

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