Jerome Chodorov

Jerome Chodorov (10 August 1911 – 12 September 2004) was an American playwright and librettist.

He was born in New York City, and entered journalism in the 1930s, but is best known for his play MY SISTER EILEEN and for the musical comedy WONDERFUL TOWN, which is based on it.

Mr. Chodorov was at one time one of the most consistently produced writers in New York, with more than a dozen plays and musicals on Broadway from the 1930s – 1960s. Between 1941 and 1943, Mr. Chodorov and his writing partner Joseph A. Fields had two hit plays, “My Sister Eileen” and “Junior Miss,” running simultaneously on Broadway, then in 1954, they had three Broadway productions running concurrently (two musicals and a play).

His full obituary is available from the NY Times.

– Schoolhouse on the Lot
– Junior Miss
– The French Touch
– My Sister Eileen
– Anniversary Waltz
– The Ponder Heart
– Three Bags Full
– A Talent for Murder

– Wonderful Town (Tony Award for Best Musical, 1953)
– The Girl in Pink Tights
– I Had a Ball
– Anastasia Affaire

– Alive and Kicking (revue, 1950) – additional material
– The Gazebo – director
– Christine – director
– Blood, Sweat and Stanley Poole – 1961

– The Case of the Lucky Legs (a 1935 Perry Mason film)
– My Sister Eileen
– Junior Miss
– Happy Anniversary – 1959, based on Anniversary Waltz
– Those Endearing Young Charms
– Louisiana Purchase