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National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME to Begin Performances 11/10


Previews begin Sunday, November 10, for National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's American premiere of a new musical based on the 1975 Academy-Award-nominated film Lies My Father Told Me adapted from the works of Ted Allan.

Lies My Father Told Me, one of the largest productions of the National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene 99-year history and performed in English, opens Thursday, November 21, at 7:30pm at the Nagelberg Theater, Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue.

This coming-of-age musical has a cast of 17 and an orchestra of 7.

Musical Adaptation and direction by National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's Executive Director Bryna Wasserman with music, lyrics & orchestrations by Elan Kunin, musical direction and orchestra conducted by Michael Larsen, music supervision by Zalmen Mlotek and choreography by Merete Muenter, Lies My Father Told Me follows three generations of a Montreal immigrant family during the final great wave of North American immigration in the 1920s. Lies My Father Told Me recounts Ted Allan's childhood memories of the people and events that would shape his life.

Featured in Lies My Father Told Me are Chuck Karel, Jonathan Raviv, Russell Arden Koplin, Alex Dreier, Joe Paparella, Renee Bang Allen, Leisa Mather, Jonathan Hadley, Gordon Stanley and Ashley Brooke. They are backed up by a chorus of six, Chris Karl, Eva Amesse, Tina Mancini, Max Nussbaum, David Rosenberg, Siria Rutstein and Jeremy Burch.

Tickets are $60 Orchestra, $50 Balcony. Tickets can be purchased at (646) 312-5073 or Lies My Father Told Me runs through December 15.

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