This season finds Crook on Broadway again in “Jerusalem,” a play which was already an enormous success in the West End.
Author Patrick Monahan
Last weekend, the 92nd Street Y’s Lyrics and Lyricists series, a New York institution in its own right, paid homage to those late great clubs like The Copacabana.
“Knowing the history of black performers,” White explains, “actual follies didn’t have black female dancers. If you were black, you only did a specialty act—if you were lucky. I put that knowledge into Stella.”
When Jerusalem opens Thursday night, New York will no doubt find a fresh and able cast directed by Ian Rickson, including Mackenzie Crook (star of runaway hit sitcom The Office), John Gallagher, Jr., and Max Baker, ready to offer unusually bright theater in the Broadway main ring.