Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Jewish Business News

Culture & Art

Larry David to Star in own New ‘Shiva’ Play on Broadway

Larry David

Larry David has written a play, possibly in collaboration with Jerry Seinfeld, with Broadway in mind, Roger Friedman reports in Showbiz.

Please help us out :
Will you offer us a hand? Every gift, regardless of size, fuels our future.
Your critical contribution enables us to maintain our independence from shareholders or wealthy owners, allowing us to keep up reporting without bias. It means we can continue to make Jewish Business News available to everyone.
You can support us for as little as $1 via PayPal at
Thank you.

David’s play is titled “Shiva, ” as in sitting shiva. Originally, David wasn’t going to star in it, but now he will, because Broadway and film producer Scott Rudin talked him into it.

Rudin’s “Book of Mormon” continues to top the Broadway box office. His revival of “A Raisin in the Sun” with Denzel Washington was the hit of this past spring season, winning Tony Awards for the production and actress Sophie Okonedo.

Friedman pointed out that the custom of sitting shiva–the Jewish week of mourning– is becoming popular in the culture at large. Shawn Levy’s upcoming movie “There is Where I Leave You” with Jason Bateman, Tina Fey and Jane Fonda, also uses it as a dramatic conceit. Larry David himself has used it in “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

Lawrence Gene David was born in the neighborhood of Sheepshead Bay, in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Rose and Morty David, who was a men’s clothing manufacturer.



You May Also Like

World News

In the 15th Nov 2015 edition of Israel’s good news, the highlights include:   ·         A new Israeli treatment brings hope to relapsed leukemia...


The Movie The Professional is what made Natalie Portman a Lolita.


After two decades without a rating system in Israel, at the end of 2012 an international tender for hotel rating was published.  Invited to place bids...

VC, Investments

You may not become a millionaire, but there is a lot to learn from George Soros.

Copyright © 2021 Jewish Business News