Mike Burstyn to Star in THE ADVENTURES OF HERSHELE OSTROPOLYER, 5/25 - 6/27

Broadway veteran Mike Burstyn is set to star in the new musical The Adventures of Hershele Ostropolyer at the Baruch Performing Arts Center. Previews of this world premiere musical will begin May 25th.

Opening night for the production is set for June 3rd at 7pm. The musical will run through June 27th and is written, choreographed and directed by Eleanor Reissa. Penny Ayn Maas will serve as associate choreographer for the production.

In addition to Burstyn, the cast includes Shane Baker, Edward Furs, Deanielle Rabbini, Steve Sterner, Nicole Raphael, Nimmy Weisbrod, I.W. Firestone and Lori Wilner.

The production will be performed entire in Yiddish with English and Russion supertitles.

Before the Marx Brothers, there was "Hershele", a beloved folk hero and compassionate jester who battles injustice armed only with his wits. In this comic tale full of song, Hershele mobilizes a community to overcome the greedy desires of a villain who stands in the way of young love. The lively music and "meshugene" antics will inspire gales of laughter, set toes tapping and make for a truly memorable evening at the theater.

The Baruch Performing Arts Center is located at 55 Lexington Avenue (entrance on 25th Street, between Lexington and 3rd Avenues).

For tickets, call The Baruch Performing Arts Center box office at (646) 312-5073 or visit www.folksbiene.org.

 

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