Hit Immigration Musical AMERIKE: THE GOLDEN LAND Wraps Off-Broadway Run, 8/20
National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, the associate producer of Broadway's "Indecent," will conclude the extended run its lavishly praised Off Broadway musical "Amerike- The Golden Land," on Sunday, August 20.
The musical production began its run at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, on July 4th with its official opening night on July 10th. "Amerike" will have played 42 performances (including six previews) over seven weeks.A musical journey through the American immigrant experience from 1987 through the close of WWII, "Amerike " depicts the challenges faced by the vast majority of all American immigrants -- including poverty, racism and exclusion. But it also illustrates the interesting give-and-take process of cultures from abroad impacting American popular culture. The production is presented in an authentic American immigrant Yiddish (that often mixed both languages), supported by English and Russian supertitles.
Directed by 4-time Drama Desk Award-nominee Bryna Wasserman, with choreography by Chita Rivera Award nominee Merete Muenter, and music direction and arrangements by Zalmen Mlotek (NYTF's artistic director), this re-conceived 2017 production of Mlotek and Moishe Rosenfeld's "Amerike" (originally "The Golden Land") set out to make the open-hearted point that the Jewish immigration story stands, fundamentally, for all immigrant communities.
"Amerike- The Golden Land's" cast of 12 features Glenn Seven Allen, Alexandra Frohlinger, Jessica Rose Futran, Daniel Kahn, Dani Marcus, Stephanie Lynne Mason, David Perlman, and Christopher Tefft. The show's ensemble includes Maya Jacobson, Alexander Kosmowski, Raquel Nobile, Isabel Nesti, Grant Richards, and Bobby Underwood.
The production design team includes Yael Lubetzky (lighting); Izzy Fields (costumes); Jason Courson (scenic and projection design); Patrick Calhoun (sound design), and Colleen Lynch (props). The production stage manager is Eileen Haggerty. Andrew Wheeler is the associate conductor/associate music director. The production's casting and general management are supervised by Jamibeth Margolis, CSA, with production oversight by two-time Tony Award-nominated and two-time Drama Desk Award-nominated producer NYTF CEO Christopher Massimine.
The Drama Desk Award-winning, Tony Award-nominated National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), now in its 103rd consecutive season brings a rich cultural heritage to life on stage-one that was nearly destroyed some 75 years ago. It presents over 120 events annually to more than 100,000 attendees in Yiddish and multiple languages, all accompanied by language translation titles to ensure accessibility. For more info: 212-213-2120 x206 or www.nytf.org.