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Eleanor Reissa

 
Bio:
Director/Playwright/Actor/Singer. Broadway: Those Were The Days (Tony nominee). Off-Broadway: God of Vengeance, Cowgirls; five shows Mint Theater. Published playwright: The Last Survivor and Other Modern Jewish Plays. Librettist: Yiddish opera, Taibele and Her Demon (I.B. Singer), music by Judd ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Director/Playwright/Actor/Singer. Broadway: Those Were The Days (Tony nominee). Off-Broadway: God of Vengeance, Cowgirls; five shows Mint Theater. Published playwright: The Last Survivor and Other Modern Jewish Plays. Librettist: Yiddish opera, Taibele and Her Demon (I.B. Singer), music by Judd ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
New Yiddish Rep Yiddish Language Off-Broadway Revival, 2016
Sarah
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1990
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1978
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1987
Dora

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director
 
[New York, 2006]
Director
 
[Regional (US), 2005]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1993]
Assistant to Mr. Davies
 
[Broadway, 1990]
Choreographer
Director

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
New Yiddish Rep Yiddish Language Off-Broadway Revival, 2016
Sarah

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1990
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1978
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Revival, 1987
Dora

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Director

[New York, 2006]
Director

[Regional (US), 2005]
Director

[Broadway, 1993]
Assistant to Mr. Davies

[Broadway, 1990]
Choreographer

Director

Eleanor Reissa Biography

Director/Playwright/Actor/Singer. Broadway: Those Were The Days (Tony nominee). Off-Broadway: God of Vengeance, Cowgirls; five shows Mint Theater. Published playwright: The Last Survivor and Other Modern Jewish Plays. Librettist: Yiddish opera, Taibele and Her Demon (I.B. Singer), music by Judd Greenstein. Concert artist: Eleanor Reissa Trio; Frank London & Klezmer Brass Allstars. www.eleanorreissa.com

Eleanor Reissa Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Direction of a Musical
Eleanor Reissa, Those Were the Days

Eleanor Reissa News

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by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2022

Museum of Jewish Heritage to Launch Digital Guide with Julianna Margulies, Eleanor Re Photo Museum of Jewish Heritage to Launch Digital Guide with Julianna Margulies, Eleanor Reissa & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022

On June 29, New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will launch a new digital guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and cultural app created by Bloomberg Philanthropies. 

GableStage Announces World Premiere Of Joe Papp At The Ballroom Photo GableStage Announces World Premiere Of Joe Papp At The Ballroom
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 3, 2021

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.

Single-Ticket Sales Are Available Now From GableStage With Streaming Options Photo Single-Ticket Sales Are Available Now From GableStage With Streaming Options
by Stephi Wild - Oct 8, 2021

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. 

Penguin Rep Theatre Moves ONE STEP CLOSER To Resuming Regular Programming Photo Penguin Rep Theatre Moves ONE STEP CLOSER To Resuming Regular Programming
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2021

Penguin Rep Theatre will welcome artists, staff, and audiences back inside its theatre - a repurposed 1880s hay barn located at 7 Crickettown Road in Stony Point, New York - for its 'One Step Closer' concert series. Thanks to an anonymous donor, the ragtime concert scheduled for Saturday, August 14th at 7 p.m. featuring Terry Waldo and his Gotham City Band, will be free.

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Announces Cast And Cameos In: A YIDDISH RENAISSAN Photo National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Announces Cast And Cameos In: A YIDDISH RENAISSANCE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2021

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.

A YIDDISH RENAISSANCE to be Presented by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Photo A YIDDISH RENAISSANCE to be Presented by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2021

In celebration of this global revival in Yiddish, this summer National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene will bring together more than 140 actors, singers and musicians from across the United States and the world for a sensational, one-time event - A Yiddish Renaissance: A Virtual Concert Celebration.

New Virtual Production of MEGILLAH CYCLE Surpasses 6,000 Views Photo New Virtual Production of MEGILLAH CYCLE Surpasses 6,000 Views
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2021

MEGILLAH CYCLE has surpassed 6,000 views and that number is rapidly climbing. The Congress for Jewish Culture is continuing its International Virtual Yiddish Theater series with MEGILLAH CYCLE, featuring an all-star international cast, directed and adapted by Mike Burstyn from Itzik Manger’s modernist take on the traditional Purim play.

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Co-Presents THE THIRD SEDER: A Yiddish Passover C Photo National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Co-Presents THE THIRD SEDER: A Yiddish Passover Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 3, 2021

On Sunday, March 21, 2:00 PM (EST), the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan (with lead sponsorship from the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene) will spearhead a global presentation of the second annual virtual Third Seder to celebrate the inspiring Passover story as well as the worldwide revival of Yiddish culture.

Part 2 Of Mike Burstyn's Interview Regarding MEGILLAH CYCLE Is Set To Air Tomorrow On Photo Part 2 Of Mike Burstyn's Interview Regarding MEGILLAH CYCLE Is Set To Air Tomorrow On 'The Yiddish Voice'
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 2, 2021

Renowned actor/director Mike Burstyn will be this week‚Äôs special guest on ‚ÄúThe Yiddish Voice‚ÄĚ on Boston‚Äôs WNUR Radio tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7:30 pm.


Eleanor Reissa Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Eleanor Reissa been in?
Eleanor Reissa has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Eleanor Reissa been in?
Eleanor Reissa has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Eleanor Reissa been nominated for?
Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Those Were the Days .