Yael Rasooly Returns To Beechman With Her International Cabaret, 'Glamour In The Dark'
Internationally renowned, multiple award winning performer, Yael Rasooly brings her critically lauded show, "Glamour in the Dark," back to NYC for three performances at the Laurie Beechman Theatre: Jan. 9th and Jan. 13th at 7pm and Feb. 2nd at 2pm. Yael, one of Israel's leading theater artists, will perform a repertoire of music from the 1920s to 1950s with celebrated accordionist, Iliya Magalnyk, bringing to life dramatic, romantic and nostalgic music from composers Charles Dumont, Edith Piaf and Sholom Secunda and more. The Laurie Beechman Theatre is at 407 West 42nd Street in the rear and downstairs at the West Bank Café. A $15 cover charge and $20 food and drink minimum per person applies. For tickets, visit: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/988597
Yael Rasooly is a critically lauded visual theater director, actress, singer and puppeteer. Born in Jerusalem in 1983, she trained as a classical singer and studied theater design in London. Her distinct theatrical language, which she began developing at School of Visual Theatre in Jerusalem, is based on a multidisciplinary approach, combining different forms of theater, puppetry, visual art and music. Her shows include Paper Cut, winner of the Excellence Award at the New York International Fringe Festival, the House by the Lake, a musical cabaret for actresses, dolls and objects depicting three sisters in hiding during WWII and Bon Voyage, based on the stories and in collaboration with acclaimed author Etgar Keret. Alongside her prolific theatrical career, Yael performs as a singer with numerous ensembles and orchestras in Europe and North America. Her shows, which range vastly in themes, scales and visual representation, have been presented in more than 28 countries and over 200 festivals and theaters worldwide, garnering numerous International awards. Yael will be teaching this spring semester, from January through May at both Trinity College and the University of CT.
Accordionist, Iliya Magalnyk, is a composer and arranger who immigrated to Israel from Moldova and quickly became a leading musician on the scene. For the past three decades he has been performing with many of the leading musicians in Israel, as well as renowned artists abroad. He is founder of the "Magalnyk Klezmer Band," an ensemble that has been performing for over 20 years, winning much acclaim in Israel and Europe. As accordionist, arranger and composer, Iliya has taken part in many plays for Israel's leading theaters (Habima, the Cameri Theater, the Haifa Theater and the Han Theater), including working in collaboration with the Israeli Playwright Hanoch Levin. In addition to the stage, Iliya has a long and substantial career in Radio TV and Film, from artistic musical documentaries to prime time appearances. He is known and celebrated for his original compositions, bold adaptation of classic repertoire, and exceptional virtuosity of his playing. His range of styles includes many, from French chansons to Klezmer to jazz, which makes him a perfect choice to collaborate with Yael Rasooly on "Glamour in the Dark."
Yael Rasooly's additional upcoming appearances:
January 4th Public Theater Under the Radar "Speed Dating" event at APAP on January 4th, Hilton Hotel NYC.
Paper Cut?: The Chopin Theater, Chicago: Jan 18 @ 9pm, Jan 19 @ 9pm, Jan 20 @ 4pm
Glamour in the Dark with Iliya Magalnyk: The Chopin Theater, Chicago: Jan 19 @ 11pm
Glamour in the Dark with Iliya Magalnyk: Sandglass Theater, Brattleboro, VT Feb 8 @ 8pm
Paper Cut?: Bay Street Theater, Sag Harbor, NY: March 8 @ 8pm