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NYT Folksbiene's YIDDISH SOUL to Return to SUMMERSTAGE This JuneNYT Folksbiene's YIDDISH SOUL to Return to SUMMERSTAGE This June
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Blending the klezmer, roots-rock and Hasidic cantorial worlds to breathtaking effect, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) presents 'Yiddish Soul 2017' at SummerStage in Central Park on Wednesday June 14 at 7pm. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Updates Immigration Musical AMERIKE - THE GOLDEN LANDNational Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Updates Immigration Musical AMERIKE - THE GOLDEN LAND
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), currently producers of the Tony-nominated 'Indecent,' and the company responsible for last season's hit musical 'The Golden Bride,' kicks off its record-making 103rd consecutive season with 'Amerike - The Golden Land,' a high-energy musical journey of the American immigrant experience. (more...)

Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This afternoon, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this years Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. (more...)

Photo Coverage: National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Honors Daryl Roth & More at Mother's Day GalaPhoto Coverage: National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Honors Daryl Roth & More at Mother's Day Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 15, 2017

Further evidence that Yiddish is suddenly hip in 2017 was on flashy display last night at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, as the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene welcomed a diverse and eclectic crowd to celebrate mothers and the mother tongue in grand style. Prominent producer Daryl Roth and nine other women trailblazers in the arts, sciences, business and philanthropy were honored, and a dazzling all-female cast performed one showstopper after another. The evening's mother hen was the fabulous four-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh, who delighted the audience with her funny and peppery mix of wisdom and heartfelt cheerleading for the Jewish mothers attending and for the Jewish mother in all of us. (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh to Host National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's OUR LEADING LADIES Mother's Day ConcertTovah Feldshuh to Host National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's OUR LEADING LADIES Mother's Day Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Four-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh and the Emmy and Tony Award-winning David Hyde Pierce will be among those appearing in the Drama Desk Award-winning National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's Mother's Day gala concert, Our Leading Ladies, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place, on Sunday May 14, at 6:30pm. (more...)

Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Drama League has announced the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

Frank London's Theatre-Concert MARKETPLACE Jolts to Life in MayFrank London's Theatre-Concert MARKETPLACE Jolts to Life in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

After being presented by John Schaefer and WNYC's New Sounds Live at the Merkin Concert Hall, and then traveling the world, the iconoclastic post-modern musical oratorio, "A Night at the Old Marketplace," returns to New York for the premiere of an enhanced full-length version fusing music, projections and storytelling.  (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh to Host Folksbiene's Mother's Day Gala Honoring Daryl Roth and MoreTovah Feldshuh to Host Folksbiene's Mother's Day Gala Honoring Daryl Roth and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

It will be the mother of all star-studded galas! On Mother's Day the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (producers of last season's critically acclaimed and Drama Desk-nominated musical "The Golden Bride," and current producers on the upcoming Broadway stage play "Indecent") presents a unique gala concert, "Our Leading Ladies," celebrating the contributions of women in the arts, business, science, and philanthropy, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place, on Sunday, May 14, at 6:30pm. (more...)

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene to Celebrate Immigration and More This SpringThe National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene to Celebrate Immigration and More This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) presents a number of unique shows this spring and summer as part of its 2017 season - the company's 102nd consecutive season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tovah Feldshuh, Sheldon Harnick, Jessica Hecht, David Hyde Pierce and More Take Part in Reading of Elie Wiesel's NIGHTPhoto Flash: Tovah Feldshuh, Sheldon Harnick, Jessica Hecht, David Hyde Pierce and More Take Part in Reading of Elie Wiesel's NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Prominent figures from the arts, politics, human rights, social justice, the media, and academia gathered for a continuous reading of Nobel Peace laureate Elie Wiesel's seismic Holocaust memoir, 'Night,' at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, on Sunday, January 29, 2017. The all-day 'Night' event took place in front of an overflow audience at the Museum. BroadwayWorld has photos from the reading below, plus footage from the event! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Elie Wiesel's NIGHT Reading, Featuring Broadway's Jessica Hecht, Tovah Feldshuh, Sheldon Harnick and MoreSTAGE TUBE: Watch Elie Wiesel's NIGHT Reading, Featuring Broadway's Jessica Hecht, Tovah Feldshuh, Sheldon Harnick and More
by Stage Tube - Feb 8, 2017

Prominent figures from the arts, politics, human rights, social justice, the media, and academia gathered for a continuous reading of Nobel Peace laureate Elie Wiesel's seismic Holocaust memoir, 'Night,' at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, on Sunday, January 29, 2017. The all-day 'Night' event took place in front of an overflow audience at the Museum. You can watch footage of the entire event, produced by Folksbiene executive producer Christopher Massimine (edited to 4:30 hours), below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Daryl Roth, Tovah Feldshuh, David Hyde Pierce and More Pay Tribute to Elie Wiesel with NIGHT ReadingPhoto Flash: Daryl Roth, Tovah Feldshuh, David Hyde Pierce and More Pay Tribute to Elie Wiesel with NIGHT Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Luminaries, friends, and community leaders payed tribute to Elie Wiesel in a community reading of Wiesel's seminal work, Night, on Sunday, January 29th at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

'Soul to Soul' Concert Celebrates Jewish-Black Solidarity Sunday'Soul to Soul' Concert Celebrates Jewish-Black Solidarity Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), in association with hip-hop icon Russell Simmons and Rabbi Marc Schneier, presents a cross-cultural exploration of African-American and Yiddish music at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, on Sunday January 15 at 2pm. Conceived and directed by NYTF Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek, the popular concert commemorates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2017. (more...)

Joel Grey, Sheldon Harnick, Tovah Feldshuh, David Hyde Pierce and More Set for First-Ever New York Reading of Elie Weisel's NIGHTJoel Grey, Sheldon Harnick, Tovah Feldshuh, David Hyde Pierce and More Set for First-Ever New York Reading of Elie Weisel's NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

On Sunday, January 29, 2017, the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust joins with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene to honor the memory of Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, who died on July 2, 2016, by presenting a community reading of his landmark memoir NIGHT, which tells of his experience in German concentration camps with his father during the Holocaust. (more...)

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT Concert of Re-Discovered Yiddish Theater Songs Announces Schedule ChangesLIGHT UP THE NIGHT Concert of Re-Discovered Yiddish Theater Songs Announces Schedule Changes
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

The performance schedule has been changed for 'Light Up The Night,' a theatrical concert of rediscovered and restored Yiddish theater songs by Ellstein, Goldfaden, Olshanetsky, Rumshinsky, and Secunda, to be presented by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) January 1 in Edmond J. Safra Hall at Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, Manhattan.  Originally two shows were planned, at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM.  The 2:00 PM performance continues as scheduled but the 6:00 PM performance has been canceled. (more...)

Folksbienne Theater Welcomes Hannuakh with KIDS & YIDDISHFolksbienne Theater Welcomes Hannuakh with KIDS & YIDDISH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

To renew a cherished Hannukah tradition, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) will present 'Kids & Yiddish,' a musical theatrical funfest that teaches Yiddish to kids primarily through songs and song parodies. The show gleefully mixes Jewish folk traditions with popular culture and satirizes some of the latest fads on TV, all the while cleverly weaving in Yiddish words and phrases. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Liev Schreiber Honored at National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene GalaPhoto Coverage: Liev Schreiber Honored at National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 13, 2016

Bryna Wasserman officially stepped down as executive director of The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) last night at a lavish gala concert and dinner honoring Golden Globe nominee and Tony winner Liev Schreiber.  The 'Golden Gala' at the Museum of Jewish Heritage featured a concert starring a line-up of young performers with dazzling voices, including three stars of the Drama Desk-nominated musical, 'The Golden Bride,' Rachel Policar, Cameron Johnson and Adam B. Shapiro. They were joined by two superlative young singers, Grace Field and Daniel Greenwood.  Folksbiene's artistic director Zalmen Mlotek led a 16-piece orchestra. (more...)

Folksbiene Honors Liev Schreiber Tonight!Folksbiene Honors Liev Schreiber Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) honors Golden Globe nominee and Tony Award winner Liev Schreiber at its 'Golden Gala' at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, tonight, on Monday, December 12th, 7pm. (more...)

Folksbiene's LIGHT UP THE NIGHT: a Concert of Yiddish Theater ComposersFolksbiene's LIGHT UP THE NIGHT: a Concert of Yiddish Theater Composers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

 To ring in the New Year, on January 1 National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) will present 'Light Up The Night,' a concert of rediscovered and restored pre- and post-WWII music from the theatrical works of the great composers of the Golden Age of Yiddish Theater.  These include Ellstein, Goldfaden, Olshanetsky, Rumshinsky and Secunda.  All are leading songwriters from the era of 'The Golden Bride,' which was presented by Folksbiene Theatre in 2015 and 2016.  The cast will feature performers who were acclaimed in that production, backed by a 16-piece orchestra.  The production is in Yiddish with projected supertitles.  The full concert will be offered twice, at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM, in Edmond J. Safra Hall at Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene to Welcome Hannukah with KIDS & YIDDISH Next MonthNational Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene to Welcome Hannukah with KIDS & YIDDISH Next Month
by BroadwayWorld JR - Nov 22, 2016

To renew a cherished Hannukah tradition, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) will present 'Kids & Yiddish,' a musical theatrical funfest that teaches Yiddish to kids primarily through songs and song parodies. (more...)

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