Jason Alexander is directing "When You're in Love, the Whole World is Jewish," a live revue adapted from two classic comedy albums of the 1960s. The revue will be presented at the Greenway Court Theatre in Los Angeles from February 1 to March 10.
The show is adapted from "You Don’t Have to be Jewish," and "When You’re in Love, the Whole World is Jewish," two comedy LPs released in 1965 featuring Jewish-American humor written by Bob Booker and George Foster, the writing duo best known for the mega-popular JFK spoof "The First Family." The cast of the LPs included Valerie Harper, Lou Jacobi, Betty Walker, Jack Gilford and Frank Gallop.
The lead track, "Would You Believe It," a clear forefather of Adam Sandler's "The Hanukkah Song," is included above.
Alexander, best known for playing George Costanza on "Seinfeld," has been a familiar presence around Los Angeles lately. He was recently seen serving "Soup Nazi" soup samples in Burbank in honor of the Costanza family holiday Festivus. He was also named the artistic director of the Reprise Theatre Company in L.A., which is set for a relaunch this summer.
More information about "When You're in Love, the Whole World is Jewish," including ticket prices and show dates, can be found here.