Godik, Giora

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GODIK, GIORA (1918–1977), Israeli impressario. Born in Warsaw, Godik reached Palestine during World War ii, and later established himself as manager of soloists from abroad. He presented West Side Story performed by an American company, and then started production of musicals in Hebrew. My Fair Lady was a financial success in 1964, and was surpassed two years later by Fiddler on the Roof. Godik then promoted musicals written in Israel with less financial success; in 1967 he presented Casablan. In 1972 he moved to West Germany.