Avi Hoffman

Birth Place: Bronx, NY, USA

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Off-Broadway Revival, 1987

Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1983


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Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards; THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Leads Best Play!

Happy Holidays! The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 27th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Miami Metro Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

IMPORTED BRIDEGROOM: THE MUSICAL World Premiere Adaptation is Coming to the 14th Street Y Theater

The beloved turn of the 20th century tale 'The Imported Bridegroom' by Abraham Cahan is set to take the stage in a brand new musical, starring Avi Hoffman.

Eleanor Reissa's THE LAST SURVIVOR Play Reading To Explore Post-Holocaust, Modern Jewish Life

 'The Last Survivor,' a play reading from the anthology by Tony Award-nominated director, playwright, and actress Eleanor Reissa, is set to take place on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 7:30pm at the Levis JCC Boca Raton and on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 2:00 pm at the Alper JCC Miami.

Broadcaster Arlene Herson Will Be Honored At A Silent Auction

Broadcaster/journalist/philanthropist Arlene Herson will be honored at a Silent Auction on March 22nd.  The event, which will take place at Boca Raton's Gallery 22, will be co-sponsored by the gallery and YI Love Jewish.  The proceeds from the auction will benefit YI Love Jewish' mission to fight antisemitism through the arts.

YI Love Jewish To Present Free Readings Of Josef Mundi's IT'S GOING AROUND

As part of the YI Love Play Reading Series, YI Love Jewish will present Avi Hoffman's English translation of the controversial Hebrew thriller It's Going Around by Josef Mundi, for audiences in Boca Raton and Miami Beach on March 26 and March 28, 2023. 

The Wick Theatre Presents MILK AND HONEY Starring Avi Hoffman

The Wick Theatre's Season Nine opener is five-time Tony Award-nominated Milk and Honey, a sweet and inspirational musical full of romance and comedy. The Wick's lively version stars New York Drama Desk Award-nominated actor and producer Avi Hoffman, who is renowned for his acclaimed performances that celebrate his Jewish heritage.

The 4th Annual Yi Love YIDDISHFEST '22 Is Live In South Florida, August 30 - September 4

The 4th Annual YI Love YiddishFest '22 (yiddishfest.org) is a six-day extravaganza of comedy, concerts and plays with contemporary Jewish celebrity headliners such as YidLife Crisis, Kosha Dillz, Avi Hoffman and a concert version of the NY hit musical Stars of David.

GableStage Presents BOCA This Month

GableStage presents BOCA by Jessica Provenz, a not-to-be-missed comedy about how a group of saucy retirees come together in the fictional gated community of Royal Oasis in Boca Raton.


As war tears through the lives of the Ukrainian people, three organizations have teamed up with local talent as well as national and international stars to present 'Ukraine Now! A South Florida Benefit for Solidarity' on Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30pm at Zinman Hall, 9901 Donna Klein Boulevard, Boca Raton, FL, 33428.

YI Love Jewish to Present THE LINCOLN CONTINENTAL By Kathy Kafer

YI Love Jewish will present their next installment in the YI Love Play Reading Series: 'The Lincoln Continental' by Kathy Kafer. The reading will be presented by The Miami Beach Jewish Community Center at the Galbut Family Miami Beach JCC Simkins Family Campus (4221 Pine Tree Dr, Miami Beach, FL, 33140).

Theater For The New City To Present New Yiddish Rep in DI FROYEN (THE WOMEN)

From January 22-30, Theater for the New City will present the New Yiddish Rep's production of 'Di Froyen' (The Women), based on the play 'Women's Minyan' by Naomi Ragen, adapted for the Yiddish Rep by Melissa Weisz and Malky Goldman. Director is Rachel Botchan.

TNC Presents New Yiddish Rep In DI FROYEN" (THE WOMEN) This January

From January 22-30, Theater for the New City will present the New Yiddish Rep's production of 'Di Froyen' (The Women), based on the play 'Women's Minyan' by Naomi Ragen, adapted for the Yiddish Rep by Melissa Weisz and Malky Goldman. Director is Rachel Botchan.  The play is a one-act drama of an abused Orthodox Jewish wife who is being kept from her children.


YI Love Jewish will present the next show in the YI Love Play Reading Series: 'The Gospel According to Jerry' by Richard Krevolin and Irwin Kula. The reading will be presented by The Mandel Jewish Community Center (5221 Hood Rd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418).

GableStage Announces World Premiere Of Joe Papp At The Ballroom

As the first production of GableStage's 23rd season, The Price, draws to a close after being met with rave reviews, the award-winning theatre is excited to announce the second production of the season, Joe Papp at the Ballroom, in alliance with Yiddishkayt Initiative (YI Love Jewish) and sponsored by The Sue & Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies at the University of Miami.

YI Remembers... Announces World-Premiere Play Reading Of Yale Strom's THE EDUCATION OF HERSCHEL GRYNSZPAN

The highlight event of YI Remembers. . . Krystallnacht on November 9, 2021 will be the world-premiere play reading of The Education of Herschel Grynszpan by acclaimed author, film maker and Klezmer musician Yale Strom.

Single-Ticket Sales Are Available Now From GableStage With Streaming Options

Tickets for GableStage's 23rd season are now on sale with streaming options. Intimate, edgy and inspiring, the new season presents three world premiere productions and one rolling premiere. 

International YI LOVE YIDDISHFEST 2021 To Feature Live and Virtual Online Events

This celebratory Jewish/Yiddish event will take place virtually from August 30-September 5 when the Yiddishkayt Initiative hosts its “2nd Annual International VIRTUAL YI Love YiddishFest 2021 with a LIVE play reading of “Lessons” by Wendy Graf at The Betsy Hotel South Beach and one PUBLIC concert of “Yiddish Tangos” at the Michael-Ann Russell JCC in North Miami Beach.

YI Love Jewish Presents LESSONS By Award-Winning Playwright Wendy Graf

YI Love Jewish will host and present a play reading of Lessons by playwright Wendy Graf! The event will be 7 pm Monday, August 30 at The Betsy Hotel in South Beach.

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Announces Cast And Cameos In: A YIDDISH RENAISSANCE

This July, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene will bring together more than 140 actors, singers and musicians from across globe for a sensational, one-time event - A Yiddish Renaissance: A Virtual Concert Celebration - filled with music and appearances by some of the most renowned Yiddish performers.

Players Circle Performing Arts Center Announces Jewish Themed Programming Partnership

Players Circle Performing Arts Center at the Shell Factory has announced its partnership with the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties and YI❤️Jewish (a Division of Yiddishkayt Initiative) to begin a series of Jewish themed programming at PLAYERS CIRCLE.


Avi Hoffman has written 1 shows including Avi Hoffman's Still Jewish After all These Years (Creator).

Avi Hoffman has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for his performance in "Death of a Salesman." Additionally, he received nominations for Outstanding One Person Show at the Drama Desk Awards for his show "Too Jewish?" He has been recognized for his talent and contributions to the theater industry.

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