Queer New York International Arts Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The Queer New York International Arts Festival (QNYIA) -- a festival of contemporary performance that explores and broadens the concept of queer (in) art -- returns for a third year with a diverse slate of performances by international artists, many presenting their work in New York City for the first time. (more...)

Queer New York International Arts Festival Announces 2014 Lineup; Kicks Off 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Queer New York International Arts Festival (QNYIA) -- a festival of contemporary performance that explores and broadens the concept of queer (in) art -- returns for a third year with a diverse slate of performances by international artists, many presenting their work in New York City for the first time. (more...)

Palm Beach Opera to Stage First World Premiere in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

At a time when so many opera companies find themselves forced to cut back, Palm Beach Opera has succeeded instead in breaking new ground, presenting the first world premiere in its 53-year history. Set to a libretto by Nahma Sandrow, Ben Moore's Enemies, A Love Story - a dark comedy based on Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer's eponymous novel and the subsequent Academy Award-nominated film adaptation - marks a major new addition to the repertoire. Starring bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch, now creating his fourth leading role in a Hollywood-inspired opera, Enemies, A Love Story will debut on February 20, with conductor David Stern leading Sam Helfrich's new production. (more...)

Bill Kirchen, NYU Tisch Studio on Broadway, Rory O'Malley, Brown Girls Burlesque and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming shows, today, May 21 through June 1, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Bill Kirchen, NYU Tisch Studio on Broadway, Rory O'Malley, Brown Girls Burlesque and More Set for Joe's Pub, 5/21-6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming shows, May 21 through June 1, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Pam Ann, Allison Moorer & More Among Joe's Pub's Leading Ladies for May-June
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public is known for the most eclectic and diverse programming in New York City. Coming up at the Pub is a slate of extraordinary women performers and artists that span the gambit of genre and style - from the irreverent and explosive alt-cabaret star Bridget Everett to the visionary jazz vocalist and composer Kavita Shah to the prolific and singular singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier. See below for a full list of their leading ladies through June 2014. (more...)

Stephen Mo Hanan and Avi Hoffman to Star in National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's THE MEGILE OF ITZIK MANGER, 3/2-16; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Following a wildly successful Off Broadway run last Spring, The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's critically-acclaimed musical production 'The Megile of Itzik Manger' will return to Baruch Performing Arts Center for a two week limited engagement, March 2 - 16. (more...)

BWW Reviews: YENTL Disappoints at Cleveland Play House
by Roy Berko - Jan 16, 2014

The opening night audience for YENTL failed to give the standard Cleveland standing ovation. This might be construed as an omen that there was a disconnect between the viewers and the production. It's too bad. YENTL is an important script, which tells a fascinating story of a writer, ahead of his time, who weaves Jewish history with modern issues. I wanted so much to really be swept away by the production. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. (more...)

EAST TOWARDS HOME Plays Theater for the New City, Now thru 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

'East Towards Home' by Billy Yalowitz brings to life three generations of Jewish left-wing culture in New York City, combining tales of radical choreographers of the 1930's and 40's, texts and songs from Woody Guthrie, and first-person stories of the author's NYC Jewish left-wing childhood in the 1960's and 70's. With loose-limbed storytelling, visual projections, animation, modern dance and live music, it offers a personal and impassioned look at the culture and history of the American Jewish radical left-wing community at a time when this legacy is in danger of passing into obscurity. Theater for the New City will present the play's world premiere run January 16 to February 2, directed by David Schechter. (more...)

Cleveland Play House Opens YENTL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Cleveland Play House (CPH) will begin the New Year with a captivating production of Yentl. Based on the short story 'Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy' by Isaac Bashevis Singer and adapted for the stage by Leah Napolin and Singer, Yentl tells the story of a young Jewish woman rebelling against the limitations placed upon her gender by society. This incredible CPH production will be directed by Michael Perlman and will run from tonight, Jan. 10 - Feb. 2 in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare. (more...)

Cleveland Play House to Present YENTL, 1/10-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2013

Cleveland Play House (CPH) will begin the New Year with a captivating production of Yentl. Based on the short story "Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy" by Isaac Bashevis Singer and adapted for the stage by Leah Napolin and Singer, Yentl tells the story of a young Jewish woman rebelling against the limitations placed upon her gender by society. This incredible CPH production will be directed by Michael Perlman and will run from Jan. 10 - Feb. 2 in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare. (more...)

EAST TOWARDS HOME to Play Theater for the New City, 1/16-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

'East Towards Home' by Billy Yalowitz brings to life three generations of Jewish left-wing culture in New York City, combining tales of radical choreographers of the 1930's and 40's, texts and songs from Woody Guthrie, and first-person stories of the author's NYC Jewish left-wing childhood in the 1960's and 70's. With loose-limbed storytelling, visual projections, animation, modern dance and live music, it offers a personal and impassioned look at the culture and history of the American Jewish radical left-wing community at a time when this legacy is in danger of passing into obscurity. Theater for the New City will present the play's world premiere run January 16 to February 2, directed by David Schechter. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME to Close 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2013

The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's hit musical based on the 1975 Academy-Award-nominated film Lies My Father Told Me adapted from the works of Ted Allan will end its highly acclaimed run Sunday, December 15. (more...)

2014 Winter/Spring Cleveland Theater Offerings
by Roy Berko - Dec 2, 2013

2014 Winter/Spring Cleveland Theater Offerings (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene to Present LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME, 11/10-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

For its 99th season, the National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene will present one of the largest productions in its history, the 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. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene Premieres LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2013

National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene will present for its 99th season the American premiere of the tender coming-of-age musical adapted from the 1975 Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe Award winning film Lies My Father Told Me based on the works of Ted Allan. Lies My Father Told Me begins previews today, November 10, at 2:00pm for a press opening Thursday, November 21, at 7:30pm at the Nagelberg Theater, Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene to Present LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME, 11/10-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2013

For its 99th season, the National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene will present one of the largest productions in its history, the 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. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2013

For its 99th season, the National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene will present one of the largest productions in its history, the 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. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

For its 99th season, the National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene will present one of the largest productions in its history, the 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. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Outlaw Poet Alan Kaufman Shares His Mother's Letters of Surviving the Holocaust in New Memoir
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Alan Kaufman recently appeared at the Osher Family Jewish Community Center in Marin County in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he spoke about his mother's letters which detailed how she fled from the Nazis during World War II. He also discussed his memoir, Drunken Angel, the story of his descent into alcoholism and how he finally overcame it. (more...)

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