Photo Coverage: National Yiddish Theatre Honors Neil Sedaka
The National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene stages a tribute to the legendary singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka at The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, on yesterday June 12 at 7:30pm. The gala concert, with performances by the Broadway actor and Israeli singer Dudu Fisher, Jay Black of Jay and the Americans, Klezmatics star Lorin Sklamberg, and the actor-singers Eleanor Reissa, Lori Wilner, Robert Abelson, Dani Marcus, and Rebecca Garfein, among many others, celebrated the wide-ranging impact of Yiddish culture on other popular cultures.
Check out photos from the event below!
The Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel introduced Sedaka and the noted Yiddish song-anthologist Chana Mlotek. In addition, the Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz was on hand to pay homage to Sedaka on behalf of the singer's homeborough. The medical leader H Jay Wisnicki was the evening's third honoree.
The Drama Desk Award-winning National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene, which celebrates its centenary in 2015, is the longest continuously producing Yiddish theatre company in the world, and America's sole-surviving professional Yiddish theatre. The company, now in its historic 97th consecutive season, presents plays, concerts, literary events and workshops in English and Yiddish, with English and Russian supertitles accompanying all performances. The company's mission is to celebrate the Jewish experience through the performing arts and to transmit a rich cultural legacy in exciting, new ways.
H. Jay Wisnicki and father