Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Joseph Stein

West End International produced the UK award winning premier of Rags, An American Musical, at the Bridewell Theatre, London from October to December 2001 as part of the London Jewish Arts Festival. Rags tells the story of Rebecca Hershkowitz, a beautiful Russian Jew who escapes the pogroms of persecution in Eastern Europe with her young son David to join her husband in New York. When he fails to meet them at the docks she is forced to find work in the run-down but colourful Lower East Side. There she meets someone who is to have a profound effect on her life and who sets her on a strange new journey of self-discovery…