Fort Lauderdale Production (2008)

BRUCE ADLER (Nathan) starred for four years on Broadway, in the Tony Award-winning Gershwin musical Crazy For You, for which he received 1992 Best Featured Actor in a Musical Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations. Prior to that, his performance in Those Were The Days (1991) earned him a Drama Desk Award as well as a Tony nomination in the same category. He has also been featured in the Disney animated films Beauty and The Beast and Aladdin (he sings the opening song "Arabian Nights"). Television appearances include NBCs "Law and Order", "Here and Now", and the PBS Great Performances production of "Crazy For You". Among his many Broadway credits are; Rumors, Sunday In The Park With George, George Abbott's Broadway, Oh, Brother!, and the 1979 revival of Oklahoma!. Bruce has also starred in regional theatres throughout the country as "Willie Clark" in Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys, "Fagin" in Oliver!, "Moonface Martin" in Anything Goes, "Nathan Detroit" in Guys and Dolls, "Bill Snibson" in Me and My Girl, "Hysterium" in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, "The Cowardly Lion" in The Wizard of Oz, "Vernon Hines" in The Pajama Game, "Chief Sitting Bull" in Annie Get Your Gun, and "Alfred P. Doolittle" in My Fair Lady. He has toured extensively in Come Fly With Me, an evening celebrating the work of composer Sammy Cahn, and in his own one-man evening Song And Dance Man which celebrates the artistry of all of his boyhood performing heroes. Most recently, he appeared in New York at the York Theatre in their production of the musical Enter Laughing which was part of their "Musicals In Mufti" series celebrating the work of Joseph Stein. This coming May he will star in I'm Not Rappaport at the New Vista Theatre in Boca Raton and this Summer he will be starring as "Tevye" in Fiddler On The Roof at both the St. Louis Municipal Opera and the Kansas City Starlight Theatre. Born into a theatrical family, he began performing at the age of 3, playing the famed London Palladium at the age of seven. He is the son of Henrietta Jacobson and Julius Adler, and is the third generation descendant of the noted Jacobson-Adler family. When not on stage Mr. Adler can be found at the nearest golf course, trying in vain to improve his game, or at home, enjoying life with his wife, director Amy London, his two step-children Emily and A.J. and the newest member of the Adler year old Jacob Hayden Adler.

LEN LESSER (Morris) is perhaps best known for his 9-year portrayal of "Uncle Leo" on the classic TV sitcom "Seinfeld." After serving in WWII, he returned to New York City and performed in Off-Broadway theater and live TV, acting in such classic shows as "Studio One", "Suspense", and "The Philco Television Playhouse". He moved to the West Coast in 1954 and immediately began doing "heavies"and villains in feature films and television. He has appeared in over 50 feature films, 400 television shows, and 100 stage plays. He received L.A. Drama-Logue Awards for his performance in Ira Levin's play Cantorial and Ron Ribman's Cold Storage (for which he also received an L.A. Weekly nomination for best performance), an Ovation Award nomination for Arthur Miller's The Price, and a plaque from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honoring his work on "Seinfeld." In addition to "Seinfeld," he has guest starred in countless television shows including "Everybody Loves Raymond" (an 8-year recurring role as "Garvin"), "All in the Family", "Mad About You," "Caroline in the City," "Boy Meets World," "thirtysomething," "Bonanza," "Tracy Takes On," "Quincy," "Get Smart," and "The Monkees." His motion pictures include Outlaw Josey Wales, Death Hunt, Take This Job And Shove It, The Main Event, Papillon, Kelley's Heroes, and Birdman of Alcatraz. He constantly returns to theater and has done well over 100 plays, including performances at the Ahmanson, Mark Taper Forum, the Alley Theatre in Houston, and the Old Globe Theater in San Diego.

MARK ROBERT GORDON (Director) is the Founding Artistic/Executive Director of Off-Broadway's Do Gooder Productions, the original New York producers of 21/2 Jews. His long association with 21/2 Jews includes writing the screenplay of the upcoming feature film adaptation of the play and playing the grandson "Marc" (opposite Len Lesser in the 2001 Phoenix production of the play). He is the Founder of Do Gooder Productions, a not-for-profit Off-Broadway theater company that he has helmed since 1994 and which produces in partnership with designated charities. As an independent producer, his production company The Camelback Kid has multiple projects currently in development for commercial film, Broadway, and Off-Broadway productions. He is the founder and head of S-2-S, a new independent film production company that focuses upon developing and producing film and TV adaptations of stage plays. As an actor, he has appeared in numerous Off-Broadway shows and Broadway workshops and been a critically-acclaimed player on New York's theater scene. He has been a lead producer of eight Off-Broadway plays, directed at several Off-Broadway venues, and is the author of five plays: "H": Hamilton or Honour (a one-person play about Alexander Hamilton, whom he will portray in New York later this year), My Soul is Mine: A Runaway's Story (Off-Broadway-1995), Did You Evuh?, Nevuh!, and R'fua: Healing. His live stage show TV Unplugged!, a party celebration of television featuring a rotating cast of classic TV stars, is scheduled to open Off-Broadway this Spring. He is the lead writer and co-creator of a new TV sitcom "Next Case!" (a behind-the-scenes look at a fictional syndicated TV judge show). Born in Arizona and a product of Phoenix's public schools, he holds degrees from Princeton University, Columbia Law School, and Harvard's JFK School of Government. His law practice focuses upon Entertainment & Intellectual Property Law, Political Consultation, and Not-For-Profit Law & Consultation.