HE’S BACK! We’re dipping into the archives to revisit TimeLine’s hit production of the musical Fiorello! (first produced in 2006 and remounted in 2008). We’ll reminisce with performance clips from our production and hear behind-the-scenes stories from members of the cast and crew. What was it like to revive this ahead-of-its-time musical? Who was Fiorello H. LaGuardia? How did he help take down the Tammany political machine?
You’ll see clips from our productions and hear recollections from Eva Breneman, Linda Fortunato, Terry Hamilton, Josephine Kearns, Michael Kingston, Andy Nagraj, Doug Peck, PJ Powers, Cassie Slater Wooley, Bethany Thomas, and Mike Tutaj—plus engage with a discussion moderated by Carol Ann Tan and featuring director Nick Bowling; former Illinois State Senator, current Senior Advisor to the Governor on Cannabis Control, and TimeLine Board Member Toi Hutchinson; and Fiorello LaGuardia biographer Mason B. Williams (author of City of Ambition: FDR, LaGuardia, and the Making of Modern New York).
Join us to remember TimeLine’s landmark production and (re)discover why LaGuardia remains one of the most enduring figures of the 20th century.
Watch the Recording
— Read the 2006 Backstory
— Read the 2008 Backstory