Photo Coverage: 'IRENA'S VOW' Candlelight Yom HaShoah Ceremony

Tovah Feldshuh, playwright Dan Gordon and the cast of "Irena's Vow" were joined by Broadway luminaries, and a group of African-American Rabbis headed up by Rabbi Benyamin Ben Levy from Temple Beth Belohim in St. Albans Queen. They all took part in a candlelight ceremony in commemoration of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) immediately prior to the evening performance of "Irena's Vow."

First inaugurated in 1951, Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) is observed as a day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust.

Irena's Vow is the true story about one of the most courageous and unsung heroines of World War II. During the German occupation of Poland, Irena Gut Opdyke (Feldshuh), a Polish Catholic, was forced to work as head housekeeper for a very prominent German major. Over a two-year period of service, Irena would risk her own life in order to save the lives of twelve Jewish refugees whom she secretly took under her care.

Irena's Vow is the true story about one of the most courageous and unsung heroines of World War II. During the German occupation of Poland, Irena Gut Opdyke (Feldshuh), a Polish Catholic, was forced to work as head housekeeper for a very prominent German major. Over a two-year period of service, Irena would risk her own life in order to save the lives of twelve Jewish refugees whom she secretly took under her care. The complete cast includes Sandi Carroll, Tracee Chimo, Steven Hauck, Scott Klavan, Peter Reznikoff, Thomas Ryan, Gene Silvers, John Stanisci and Maja Wampuszyc.

The performance schedule for Irena's Vow is as follows: Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday -Saturday at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday & Saturday at 2:00 p.m., Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $41.00 - $98.00 and are available at the box office of the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48Street), by visiting Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.

A limited number of front row student tickets will be available for purchase at the box office for $25.00. Tickets areavailable the day of the performance when the box office opens and require a valid student I.D.(2 tickets per I.D., cash only).

Photos by Peter James Zielinski

Photo Coverage: 'IRENA'S VOW' Candlelight Yom HaShoah Ceremony
Irena's Vow at the Walter Kerr Theatre

Photo Coverage: 'IRENA'S VOW' Candlelight Yom HaShoah Ceremony
Commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day

Photo Coverage: 'IRENA'S VOW' Candlelight Yom HaShoah Ceremony
Gabriela Shalev, Israeli Ambassador to the UN and guests

Photo Coverage: 'IRENA'S VOW' Candlelight Yom HaShoah Ceremony
Guests light their candles

Photo Coverage: 'IRENA'S VOW' Candlelight Yom HaShoah Ceremony
Commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day

Photo Coverage: 'IRENA'S VOW' Candlelight Yom HaShoah Ceremony
An ensemble member of Irena's Vow

Photo Coverage: 'IRENA'S VOW' Candlelight Yom HaShoah Ceremony
Tovah Feldshuh

Photo Coverage: 'IRENA'S VOW' Candlelight Yom HaShoah Ceremony
Tovah Feldshuh and Gabriela Shalev

Photo Coverage: 'IRENA'S VOW' Candlelight Yom HaShoah Ceremony
Tovah Feldshuh

Photo Coverage: 'IRENA'S VOW' Candlelight Yom HaShoah Ceremony
Dan Gordon and Tovah Feldshuh

Photo Coverage: 'IRENA'S VOW' Candlelight Yom HaShoah Ceremony
Dan Gordon and Tovah Feldshuh

Photo Coverage: 'IRENA'S VOW' Candlelight Yom HaShoah Ceremony
Tovah Feldshuh

Photo Coverage: 'IRENA'S VOW' Candlelight Yom HaShoah Ceremony
Tovah Feldshuh with the cast of Irena's Vow

Photo Coverage: 'IRENA'S VOW' Candlelight Yom HaShoah Ceremony
Tovah Feldshuh with the cast of Irena's Vow

Photo Coverage: 'IRENA'S VOW' Candlelight Yom HaShoah Ceremony
Tovah Feldshuh with the cast of Irena's Vow

Photo Coverage: 'IRENA'S VOW' Candlelight Yom HaShoah Ceremony
Tovah Feldshuh

Photo Coverage: 'IRENA'S VOW' Candlelight Yom HaShoah Ceremony
Tovah Feldshuh with the cast of Irena's Vow

Photo Coverage: 'IRENA'S VOW' Candlelight Yom HaShoah Ceremony
Tovah Feldshuh with the cast of Irena's Vow

Photo Coverage: 'IRENA'S VOW' Candlelight Yom HaShoah Ceremony
Commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day

Photo Coverage: 'IRENA'S VOW' Candlelight Yom HaShoah Ceremony
Tovah Feldshuh with the cast of Irena's Vow

Photo Coverage: 'IRENA'S VOW' Candlelight Yom HaShoah Ceremony
Commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day



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