BWW Review: Delightful and Charming YENTL at The New Jewish Theatre
by Chris Gibson - May 24, 2016

Apparently, due to legal issues with rights that had to be worked out, this version of YENTL, based on the short story "Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy" written by Isaac Bashevis Singer (book by Leah Napolin and Singer), cannot be referred to in its title as a musical. It all has to do with Barbra Streisand's dreary and dreadful (although some people adore it) 1983 musical film version. But, there's no confusing the two once you see this utterly charming adaptation. It adheres closely to Singer's work, while the film veers off into a direction which not only makes little sense, but also butchers the author's intent. That's a shame, but when you're writing, directing, starring, etc, you can tend to lose sight of the actual story, turning it instead into a nothing more than a self-serving star vehicle. Jill Sobule's music (she composed "I Kissed a Girl", oddly enough) provides a genre-hopping mix of styles that may, at times, seem anachronistic, but which serve the tale very well. The New Jewish Theatre's current production is a delight, and I heartily recommend it. (more...)

THE SORCERERS to Run 3/3-20 at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

?Belgian playwright Serge Goriely turns conventional notions of voodoo on their heads with his Strindbergian play of magic, lies and intolerance, 'The Sorcerers.'  Theater for the New City will present the work's world premiere March 3 to 20, translated and directed by David Willinger. (more...)

Charlestown Working Theater Presents World Premeire of THE OVEN by Ilan Stavans
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Ilan Stavans, the acclaimed Mexican-American writer, distinguished scholar, Guggenheim Fellow, among other accolades, is best known for his prolific forays as an essayist, lexicographyer, cultural commentator, translator, TV personality, frequent contributor to NPR and The New York Times, and a professor of Latin American and Latino cultures at Amherst College. (more...)

2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival Kicks Off Tonight
by Movies News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival has an exciting slate of films taking place starting tonight November 9 and running through Nov 15, 2015 (more...)

Star-Studded Lineup Revealed for 2015 GOLD COAST INT'L FILM FESTIVAL
by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

The 2015 Gold Coast International Film Festival announces an exciting slate of films for this year's Festival taking place November 9 - 15, 2015 (more...)

NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Acquires Isaiah Sheffer Archive
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center has acquired the papers of Isaiah Sheffer, playwright, lyricist, and co-founder and artistic director of New York's renowned cultural institution Symphony Space.  (more...)

NY Public Library's Assistant Curator Annemarie van Roessel on the New Isaiah Sheffer Archive
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Oct 2, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Annemarie van Roessel, Assistant Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on The New Isaiah Sheffer Archive. (more...)

Michael Thomas Holmes Stars as 'Tevye' in PTC's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the nine-time Tony Award-winning musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF tonight, September 18 through October 3, 2015. (more...)

Michael Thomas Holmes to Star as 'Tevye' in PTC's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the nine-time Tony Award-winning musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF September 18 through October 3, 2015. (more...)

THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE Musical Plays TNC, Now thru 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

'Casterbridge,' based on Thomas Hardy's classic Victorian novel, 'The Mayor of Casterbridge,' is a new musical theater work with book and lyrics by David Willinger and music by Christopher Beste. The 20-character, two-act musical is fairly faithful to Hardy's parable of the spiritual ups and downs of man and features a score inspired by English country music of the period. Theater for the New City will present the piece's world premiere run today, June 4 to 19, directed by Willinger. (more...)

Al Pacino Departs Stage Adaptation of HUNGER Due to Author's Nazi Support
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2015

Al Pacino has officially left the upcoming stage adaptation of Knut Hamsun's HUNGER. (more...)

THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE Musical to Play TNC, 6/4-19
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

'Casterbridge,' based on Thomas Hardy's classic Victorian novel, 'The Mayor of Casterbridge,' is a new musical theater work with book and lyrics by David Willinger and music by Christopher Beste. The 20-character, two-act musical is fairly faithful to Hardy's parable of the spiritual ups and downs of man and features a score inspired by English country music of the period. Theater for the New City will present the piece's world premiere run June 4 to 19, directed by Willinger. (more...)

Palm Beach Opera Presents World Premiere of ENEMIES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Tonight, February 20 the Palm Beach Opera will present the first world premiere in its 53-year history with Ben Moore's Enemies, A Love Story. Hailed as “one of the most eagerly anticipated premieres of the season” (WQXR), the unprecedented new production is one of several original projects designed to bring opera to a wider audience at the Florida house, which remains one of American opera's most inspirational recent success stories. Highlighting the company's creative audience engagement initiatives, ticket prices have been substantially lowered on more than 600 seats per performance this season, and tickets for family concerts reduced to a single flat fee of just $5, giving an unprecedented level of accessibility to Palm Beach Opera's current offerings. (more...)

Palm Beach Opera to Present World Premiere of ENEMIES, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

On Friday, February 20 the Palm Beach Opera will present the first world premiere in its 53-year history with Ben Moore's Enemies, A Love Story. Hailed as “one of the most eagerly anticipated premieres of the season” (WQXR), the unprecedented new production is one of several original projects designed to bring opera to a wider audience at the Florida house, which remains one of American opera's most inspirational recent success stories. Highlighting the company's creative audience engagement initiatives, ticket prices have been substantially lowered on more than 600 seats per performance this season, and tickets for family concerts reduced to a single flat fee of just $5, giving an unprecedented level of accessibility to Palm Beach Opera's current offerings. (more...)

YENTL Blu-Ray Special Edition Out Today
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 9, 2014

Order YENTL on Blu-ray now! (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2015 Jewish Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will present the 24th annual New York Jewish Film Festival at the Film Society's Walter Reade Theater and Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (more...)

STAGE TUBE: NYTF Welcomes State Jewish Theater of Warsaw Live in NYC
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2014

On November 18th, the Jewish State Theater of Warsaw performed in NYC for the first time since the 1980s. Below, watch a post-event synopsis of the event! The troupe hopes to return to NYC again in 2015. (more...)

New Media Rep Presents OUT OF THEIR MINDS, Now thru 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2014

From today, November 8 to 16, New Media Repertory Company, 512 East 80th Street, will present 'Out Of Their Minds' by David Willinger, a tale of thwarted love between Lucia Joyce (daughter of James Joyce) and the young Samuel Beckett. Miranda McDermott directs. (more...)

Warsaw's Ester Rachel and Ida Kaminska State Jewish Theater to Make First NYC Appearance Since 1980s
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

The Shalom Foundation and New York's National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene, currently in its historic 100th season, will present The Ester Rachel and Ida Kaminska State Jewish Theater from Warsaw, Poland to New York audiences. This is the first time the Polish Yiddish Theater company, also known as The State Jewish Theater, has toured in North America since the 1980's. (more...)

New Media Rep to Present OUT OF THEIR MINDS, 11/8-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

From November 8 to 16, New Media Repertory Company, 512 East 80th Street, will present 'Out Of Their Minds' by David Willinger, a tale of thwarted love between Lucia Joyce (daughter of James Joyce) and the young Samuel Beckett. Miranda McDermott directs. (more...)

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