42nd Street Moon’s ‘Fiorello!’ smartly recaps the political scene in postwar New York and the accomplishments of New York Mayor Fiorello La Guardia

Mar 07, 2019 975

BY: Sophie Kim

On the evening of March 3, San Francisco’s 42nd Street Moon put on a spectacular performance of “Fiorello!” a musical centered around the life and career of Italian American politician Fiorello H. La Guardia. The musical highlights both La Guardia’s involvement in politics (in addition to sitting on the U.S. House of Representatives multiple times, he served as the mayor of New York City from 1934 to 1945), as well as more intimate, often humorous, events in his personal life.

“Fiorello!” is based on a book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott by the same name. The plot follows the life of La Guardia (Colin Thomson) life during World War I and ten years later. Throughout his prolific career, he battled the Tammany Hall political machine, became a congressman and best of all, fell in love.

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SOURCE: http://www.dailycal.org/

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