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Mara Jill Herman is a multidisciplinary Jewish artist who endeavors to abolish anti-semitism, advocates for gender equity, and helps protect human rights. Producing highlights include The Moss Maidens (SheNYC), Ruth Sent Us, Changemakers, Stronger Than Hate, and Caregiver Cabaret. Mara was featured on CBS Mornings with the Queens Theatre Senior Ensemble. Favorite stage productions include On The Town (Hildy), Guys and Dolls (Adelaide), All Shook Up (Miss Sandra), Rent (Maureen), Baby (Lizzie), and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Maria). International Tours include Disney On Classic (Mother Gothel) and Jesus Christ Superstar. Mara made her Carnegie Hall debut in We Are Here: Songs From The Holocaust with solo appearances at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 54 Below, and Chelsea Table & Stage. Developmental highlights include The Band’s Visit, Sam’s Room, and The Bubble. Mara is featured on the 2022 concept album How To Repair A Mechanical Heart (streaming on Spotify/Apple Music/Amazon). She was a 2023 nominee for the Barbara Whitman Award (SDCF) and a founding member of the StateraArts NYC chapter. www.marajillherman.com @marajillherman

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Karen Mason Stars in MORE THAN ALL THE SKY at The Green Room 42

Karen Mason and more will lead a concert of select songs from More Than All the Sky by Lori Ada Jaroslow and Morgan Hollingsworth. The concert is set for March 11.
Photos: First Look at TODAY YOU ARE A MAN! Starring Pink Pancake

Check out the production photos from Today You Are A Man!, starring Michael Witkes, NYC-based actor, writer, director, and drag queen Pink Pancake, here!
Michael Witkes as Pink Pancake To Star In TODAY YOU ARE A MAN! at The Tank

Michael Witkes, NYC-based actor, writer, director, and drag queen Pink Pancake will star in Today You Are A Man! from January 18th - 21st at The Tank. Get more details about the performance here!
AM YISRAEL CHAI: a Benefit For The Israeli Charity NATAL To Be Held At Don't Tell Mama

Join in for the Am Yisrael Chai Benefit, a concert of songs written by Jewish composers, on November 9th at Don't Tell Mama. All proceeds will go to NATAL, an Israeli charity specializing in war and terror related trauma. Reserve your tickets now!
The Cell Theater Extends Sold Out COMMUNION Again

COMMUNION, written and performed by Matthew LaBanca has been extended for the second time at the Cell Theater. Based on a true story, the play explores themes of faith, discrimination, and love.
Photos: Matthew LaBanca Premieres COMMUNION At The Cell Theatre

Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre in association with Spin Cycle presents COMMUNION, written and performed by Matthew LaBanca and directed by Kira Simring.
The Cell Theater Extends COMMUNION for Additional Week

After selling out all initially scheduled performances, Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre in association with Spin Cycle will present an additional week of performances of their developmental production of COMMUNION, written and performed by Matthew LaBanca and directed by Kira Simring.
Listen: Seth Bisen-Hersh's Podcast 'Millennials Are Ruining The World?: An Xennial Perspective' Returns For Its 5th Season

Seth Bisen-Hersh's hilarious podcast 'Millennials are Ruining the World?: an Xennial perspective' has returned for its fifth season. Listen now!
Photos: First Look at S. Dylan Zwickel's THE MOSS MAIDENS, Now Streaming through Sunday

The Moss Maidens from playwright S. Dylan Zwickel is making SheNYC Arts Summer Theater Festival history as the first production to be extended twice in the festival’s eight-year existence. The digital production will stream from August 4th - August 6th. Check out photos here!
S. Dylan Zwickel's THE MOSS MAIDENS Makes SheNYC History With Two Extensions

The Moss Maidens from playwright S. Dylan Zwickel makes SheNYC Arts Summer Theater Festival history as the first production to be extended twice in the festival's eight-year existence.
S. Dylan Zwickel's THE MOSS MAIDENS Comes To SheNYC Arts Summer Theater Festival

The Moss Maidens from playwright S. Dylan Zwickel will play the Connelly Theater (220 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10009) August 2nd, August 5th, and August 6th as part of the SheNYC Arts Summer Theater Festival.
Bern Tan And EJ Zimmerman To Lead Industry Reading Of RAILROAD!

On Friday, June 9th, a private industry presentation will be held in New York City for the new musical Railroad! with book by James Racheff and Tony Stimac, Lyrics by James Racheff, and Music by Louis St. Louis. This new musical brings the story of how early Chinese immigrants were an integral part of building America.
Jennifer Apple, Drew Elhamalawy & More to Lead THE BUBBLE Industry Reading

On Tuesday, March 28th, two private industry presentations will be held in New York City for The Bubble, a new musical based on the acclaimed Israeli film of the same name.
Photos: Inside WE ARE HERE: SONGS FROM THE HOLOCAUST Concert At Carnegie Hall

See photos from We Are Here: Songs from the Holocaust at Carnegie Hall featuring powerful performances of music written inside the Nazi camps and ghettos.
Photos: First Look At PAAL's CAREGIVER CABARET

Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL) produced their first gala at A.R.T./New York's Mezzanine Theater on December 3rd, 2022. PAAL's mission is to help raise awareness and elevate the national standard of care for caregivers in the performing arts and media industry. Check out photos here!
Video: Watch Highlights From PAAL Gala Honoring Shanta Thake

Watch highlights from Parent Artist Advocacy League's first gala at A.R.T./New York's Mezzanine Theater on December 3rd, 2022. Shanta Thake, Ehrenkranz Chief Artistic Officer at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, received PAAL's first Leader in Care award presented by Krissy Shields and Emmy and Tony-nominee Arian Moayed.
Alec The Third To Host PAAL Gala Honoring Shanta Thake Of Lincoln Center

Alec The Third (Bushwick Variety Show) will perform and host Parent Artist Advocacy League's first gala at A.R.T./New York's Mezzanine Theater. Shanta Thake, Ehrenkranz Chief Artistic Officer at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, will receive PAAL's first Leader in Care award.
Photos: Go Inside BROADWAY AND BORSCHT at The Green Room 42

Broadway performer Noah Marlowe (Book of Mormon, Mary Poppins, Elf, Act One) presented a benefit concert celebrating Jewish voices in the Broadway community at The Green Room 42. Money raised from the concert supported the organizations ADL and StandWithUS. Check out the photos here.
Shanta Thake of Lincoln Center to Receive Leader In Care Award at PAAL GALA

PAAL will produce their first gala at A.R.T./New York's Mezzanine Theater. Shanta Thake, Ehrenkranz Chief Artistic Officer at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, will receive PAAL's first Leader in Care award. Thake's essential role in facilitating the partnerships made PAAL's annual international summit for leadership training possible.
Shanta Thake of Lincoln Center Will Receive First Leader in Care Award at PAAL Gala

Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL) will produce their first gala at A.R.T./New York's Mezzanine Theater. Shanta Thake, Ehrenkranz Chief Artistic Officer at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, will receive PAAL's first Leader in Care award. Thake's essential role in facilitating the partnerships made PAAL's annual international summit for leadership training possible. 

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