“Baghdaddy” — an unlikely musical comedy storms Broadway

By Jesse Kornbluth
Published: Apr 04, 2017

When I met Charlie Fink in 1996, he was head of the AOL venture capital division. He gave Carol Fitzgerald and me $3 million to start bookreporter.com, and I decided I liked him…a lot. (Just making sure you’re paying attention — it wasn’t $3 million.) Now Charlie is a force in the arts and is the producer of “Baghdaddy.” When he staged it Off-Broadway, the Times review called it “an important, cunning rock solid musical comedy.” Now that it’s moving to the St. Luke’s Theater on 46th Street, it’s not just bigger, but more timely: It begins with the only political-asylum specialist who speaks Arabic interviewing an Iraqi defector at the Frankfurt airport. And then – I know it sounds unlikely, but it is so — it rocks. Previews start April 6, the opening is May 1. Tickets and information here. And I’ll see you there.