Joseph Stein

Joseph Stein

Librettist


Biography



Shows by Joseph Stein

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A small Parisian town is enamored with the wonderful bread baked by a newly arrived, middle-aged baker and his beautiful young wife. However, when his wife has an affair with a handsome young gigolo, the baker loses his will... read more

Taking place in the small Italian village of San Forino, about eighteen years after the end of World War II, the show concerns Carmelina and her 17-year-old daughter, Gia. Carmelina has told her daughter that her father is a... read more

Loosely based on the life of Carl Reiner, the story takes place in 1938 and focuses on a stage-struck, woman-loving young Jewish boy from New York named David Kolowitz. David works as a delivery boy in a sewing machine factor... read more

Based on Sholom Aleichem’s Tevye and his Daughters, Fiddler on the Roof is the beloved story of the small, tradition-steeped town of Anatevka, Russia, where Jews and Russians live in delicate balance. During the course of the... read more

Ths story chronicles the disintegration of an Irish family in Dublin in the early 1920s, during the Troubles between the Irish Republican Army and the British. Juno is the hardworking matriarch who struggles to hold the famil... read more

The plot brings a pair of New York sophisticates, Dan and Ruth, into the Amish country of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to settle a piece of property owned by Dan's family. While there, they become involved with the local v... read more

Rags tells the story of a naive Russian immigrant, Rebecca. She has just come to America with her young son and they struggle to make a life for themselves. While she searches for her husband who arrived earlier in America,... read more

In ‘Take Me Along’ the literary minded teen-ager, Richard Miller comes of age and has his first big crush, as his newspaper-editor father, Nat Miller, begins for the first time to feel old. Meanwhile, Nat's fun-loving, alcoh... read more

The story follows Zorba as he talks his way into traveling with Nikos, a young American who has inherited an abandoned mine on Crete. Eventually, Zorba falls in love with a French woman, Hortense. Meanwhile Nikos falls in l... read more

Overview

Nationality
American
Born
5/30/1912
Died
10/24/2010
Show Categories
Musical, Play
Genres
Comedy, Dark Comedy, Drama, Farce, Romance