STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME
The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's hit musical based on the Academy-Award-nominated film Lies My Father Told Me adapted from the works of Ted Allan will end its highly acclaimed run Sunday, December 15. This Off Broadway dark horse success has proved itself a strong contender against Broadway, both ascetically and at the Box Office. And with its success, the show's video series is reaching viral attention. The current US Premiere of this musical has reached such success that there are now future commercial possibilities in the works.
This coming-of-age musical with a cast of 18 and an orchestra of 7, Lies My Father Told Me, opened November 21, at the Nagelberg Theater, Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue. Lies My Father Told Me is performed in English. Meet the cast below!
Lies My Father Told Me is Produced by Christopher Massimine, with Musical Adaptation and direction by National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's Executive Director Bryna Wasserman with music, lyrics & orchestrations by Elan Kunin, musical direction and orchestra conducted by Michael Larsen, music supervision by Zalmen Mlotek and choreography by Merete Muenter, Lies My Father Told Me follows three generations of a Montreal immigrant family during the final great wave of North American immigration in the 1920s. Lies My Father Told Me recounts Ted Allan's childhood memories of the people and events that would shape his life.
Featured in Lies My Father Told Me are Chuck Karel, Jonathan Raviv, Russell Arden Koplin, Alex Dreier, Joe Paparella, Renee Bang Allen, Leisa Mather, Jonathan Hadley, Gordon Stanley and Ashley Brooke. They are backed up by a chorus of six, Chris Karl, Eva Amesse, Tina Mancini, Max Nussbaum, David Rosenberg, Siria Rutstein and Jeremiah Burch.
Evening performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays 6:00pm. Matinees are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 2:00pm. There are no performances Mondays, Tuesdays or Fridays.
Tickets are $60 Orchestra, $50 Balcony. Tickets can be purchased at (646) 312-5073 or www.nationalyiddishtheatre.org. Lies My Father Told Me runs through December 15.
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