Fiorello! is the story of that short, dumpy, gruff-voiced, dynamic,
colorful, and provocative politician that was Fiorello LaGuardia.
Elected Mayor of New York, Fiorello was an unconventional politician:
thoroughly honest and well loved by the people. The musical begins with
his life in the private practice of law. His clients are, for the most
part poor and oppressed - in fact, anyone unable to pay their bills.
LaGuardia announces that he intends to run for Congress and wins in a
district that no Republican has ever carried. Fiorello reads comics to
the children on the radio when the newspapers are on strike, and wins
over the people against all odds. The musical traces his life and
career as a lawyer and a Representative, sees him joust with the
corruption that has plagued the city for decades, and concludes with him
winning a spot on the mayoral ticket. He is true to his ideals and
destroys political chicanery and corruption wherever he finds it. Winner
of the 1959 Pulitzer Prize and a Tony for Tom Bosely, Fiorello! is a big
old fashioned family musical which we are happy to present just in time
for this upcoming political season.