Don Byron to Play Westhampton Beach, 8/30
On Saturday August 30th, 2014, 9:30PM, the century old National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene, which launched its 100th Season by celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof with a star-studded Broadway concert this past June, takes to Westhampton Beach for its 10th Annual Labor Day Weekend Concert headlined by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-nominated Jazz composer-and-musician Don Byron and his orchestra. Together with guest performer Jack Falk, internationally-renown for his work in Klezmer, they will perform the music of the legendary Borscht Belt comedian and musician Mickey Katz.
The event, hosted at the Hamptons Synagogue, has become a landmark tradition for the Eastern Long Island Jewish community in bidding farewell to the summer season with a celebratory concert featuring the best of Yiddish entertainers. Past concerts have starred such luminaries as Emmy Award Winner Fyvush Finkel; Israeli Oscar Winner Mike Burstyn;Tony Award Nominee Eleanor Reissa; star of PBS specials Too Jewish! and Too Jewish, Too!, Avi Hoffman; and cast member of the Broadway production Once, Joanne Borts.
The concert is free and presented in Yiddish and English. For more information and directions, please call the Hamptons Synagogue at (631) 288-0534. The Hamptons Synagogue is located at 154 Sunset Ave, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978.
Filled with an wide-array of world-class entertainment, The Folksbiene's 100th Season Celebration will conclude in June 2015 with the International Festival of Jewish Performing Arts, a first-of-its-kind, with productions, concerts, screenings, lectures, tastings, readings and workshops presented throughout New York City.
Visit www.nationalyiddishtheatre.org for more information.