In SMASH!, Rosenthal, the late husband of actress Maureen Lipman and father of playwright Amy Rosenthal, offers a "hilarious but scathing look" at the journey of bringing a musical to the stage. It’s based on the experiences the TV dramatist had turning his BAFTA-winning television play Bar Mitzvah Boy into a musical. Tamara Harvey's production, will run until 8 May 2011.
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The musical Bar Mitzvah Boy opened at the West End’s Her Majesty's Theatre in October 1978 but ran for just 78 performances. SMASH! was subsequently produced at Richmond Theatre in 1981 but has been rarely seen since.