It's worked out since. Ferber and [Louis Greenstein] have teamed up to write the musical "One Child Born," born of Ferber's longtime fascination and fandom with the personas private and performing of Laura Nyro, the gentle Jewish songwriter of '60s and '70s fame, whose performing credits include "Up on the Roof."The world has come to her now - or at least parts of New York, where "One Child" has been staged as a songwriter's nativity scene of sorts, a showcase of a performer born to do what she is doing. "I feel very close to her," says Ferber of Nyro, whose oeuvre incudes "Stoned Soul Picnic" and "Eli's Coming."If it ain't broke, don't fix it - but if it's broken, offer some healing help. Tikkun olam - repairing the world - was part of Nyro's musical toolbox. "She had a passion to save everything," a trait that tricks out Ferber's own feelings as well, savcing space maybe to tour the Nyro show in the states, Europe and Japan, "where Laura was very big."
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