When Gary Selman passed away, Wendy and I made the promise to ourselves that we would not allow our beloved friend’s great life and amazing contribution to God’s Kingdom to be forgotten. Thousands of people are beneficiaries of that Kingdom today because of Gary, and to honor his life’s dedication to seeing “Rabboni” raised up like a banner on the Broadway stage, we have committed ourselves to producing “Rabboni” at an approximate cost of $10 million dollars, in his memory. If you want to help us to honor this great man of God, we would ask two things of you.
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Thank you so much for your help!
Jeremiah & Wendy
Transcript of the video:
Interviewer: “Alright, name and title, and how you’re involved.”
Gary: “Hi. Who should I look at? You?”
Gary: “I’m Gary Selman and I have no title. Thank you! I’m just a nice Jewish boy from the Bronx who happened to go down to The Perry Street Theatre a long time ago – 1985 – and I saw this play and it was about the Messiah of Israel, and I fell in love with the play! And I thought it was one of the greatest things I’ve ever experienced in my life. I couldn’t believe that my Messiah that I believe in was on stage! And I didn’t even know who Jeremiah Ginsberg was. I thought he was the guy on the stage, but, so I guess we fell in love with each other – him and Wendy and I – and I’ve been with them for thirty years just promoting it and… it’s, I’ve never seen anything like it.
And the difference is because if you watch ‘Fiddler On The Roof,’ which is a wonderful play – everybody knows it. It’s miserable at the end. ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ ends, they’re miserable, they have no place to go. ‘Rabboni’ ends with just lifting your arms up in the air, we’re free, and I am free because of Him, and it’s just a – it’s got a great ending as compared to a lousy one.
But I would recommend anybody to come out and see this thing whether you’re a Believer or not. It is such – the Gospel – and so much truth in it. And the music is great. It’s just fabulous. It’s the greatest, one of the greatest ministries I’ve ever seen. And I call it a ministry but it’s also Broadway-bound. And I want to be there when it gets a Tony! Thanks for interviewing me. God bless you, from a nice Jewish boy.”