National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Announces Season Of Spiritual ResistanceNational Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Announces Season Of Spiritual Resistance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019

On the heels of its spectacular, sold-out run of the Yiddish presentation of Fiddler on The Roof and this summer's Hannah Senesh, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), today announced a schedule of signature programming for the upcoming fall, winter, and spring seasons. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Unveils 2019-2020 'Season Of Spiritual Resistance'National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Unveils 2019-2020 'Season Of Spiritual Resistance'
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019

On the heels of its spectacular, sold-out run of the Yiddish presentation of Fiddler on The Roof, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) has announced the 2019-2020 season. For the first time ever, NYTF will present a season with four mainstage productions with a flexible season subscription. The productions, concerts and readings were curated to accompany the incoming exhibit Auschwitz: Not long ago. Not far away on display at the Museum of Jewish Heritage beginning on May 8, 2019. (more...)

SOUL TO SOUL Returns Off Broadway On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day WeekendSOUL TO SOUL Returns Off Broadway On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

Soul to Soul, the electrifying and emotionally-captivating theatrical concert that explores the parallels of African American and Jewish history takes the stage this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), this annual concert will play on Sunday, January 20, 2pm, Off Broadway at the Museum of Jewish Heritage A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, NYC. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Announces Winter-Spring 2019 SeasonNational Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Announces Winter-Spring 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2018

On the heels of its spectacular, sold-out run of the Yiddish language presentation of Fiddler on The Roof, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) has announced the upcoming Winter-Spring 2019 season, which will include the civil-rights era inspired concert Soul to Soul, restored gems from the golden age of the Yiddish theater in From the Yiddish Rialto to the Silver Screen and the world premiere of the jazz opera Dear Erich, being presented with the New York City Opera. (more...)

Mandy Patinkin To Present Mlotek PrizeMandy Patinkin To Present Mlotek Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) and City Parks Foundation's SummerStage will present Yiddish Under the Stars, a cavalcade of ensembles and individual performers, leaders of the international revival of Yiddish music. The free concert will take place on Wednesday, June 13, at SummerStage in Central Park, 72nd Street near 5th Avenue. Emceeing Yiddish Under the Stars is comedian and two-time Emmy Award nominee Jackie Hoffman (Charlie And the Chocolate Factory, The Addams Family, Hairspray), who is set to appear as Yente the matchmaker in NYTF's Yiddish language Fiddler on the Roof this summer. (more...)

Kool and the Gang, Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series & Yiddish Under the Stars, & More Set for City Park's SummerStageKool and the Gang, Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series & Yiddish Under the Stars, & More Set for City Park's SummerStage
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

 City Parks Foundation's SummerStage is in full swing, with upcoming shows for the week of June 11th taking place all across New York City. For the most up-to-date scheduling and lineup for all SummerStage programming, visit www.SummerStage.org for all festival information.  (more...)

City Parks Foundation SummerStage Presents YIDDISH UNDER THE STARSCity Parks Foundation SummerStage Presents YIDDISH UNDER THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) and City Parks Foundation's SummerStage will present Yiddish Under the Stars, a cavalcade of ensembles and individual performers, leaders of the international revival of Yiddish music. The free concert will take place on Wednesday, June 13, at SummerStage in Central Park, 72nd Street near 5th Ave. Headlining Yiddish Under the Stars will be Grammy-winning composer, bandleader, and trumpet virtuoso Frank London and his Klezmer Brass Allstars; world-renowned Yiddish troubadour Daniel Kahn and his renowned band The Painted Bird; iconic mandolin and clarinet star Andy Statman and his ensemble; internationally beloved Cantor Magda Fishman; Tony-nominated director, actress, and concert artist Eleanor Reissa; klezmer rock superband Golem; exotic Jewish music ensemble Pharaoh's Daughter, led by singer/songwriter Cantor Basya Schechter; and, composer/conductor Zalmen Mlotek, artistic director of the NYTF. The concert will feature a wide selection of Yiddish musical creations, contemporary and traditional, along with exciting collaborations among this wonderful lineup of stars. Get ready to sing and dance in the aisles. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Presents SOUL TO SOUL For Martin Luther King Jr. DayNational Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Presents SOUL TO SOUL For Martin Luther King Jr. Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Soul to Soul, the electrifying and emotionally-captivating theatrical concert that explores the parallels of African American and Jewish history takes the stage this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), this annual concert will play on Monday, January 15, 2pm, Off Broadway at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, NYC. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Presents BROADWAY A JEWISH AMERICAN LEGACY Honoring Jerry Zaks Tonight!National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Presents BROADWAY A JEWISH AMERICAN LEGACY Honoring Jerry Zaks Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

Some of Broadway's biggest and brightest names will light the stage tonight in the all-star gala concert event, Broadway: A Jewish American Legacy, which will be presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 7pm in the Edmond J. Safra Theatre at the Museum of Jewish Heritage (36 Battery Place). (more...)

Terrance Mann and Douglas Sills Sign on for National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's Gala Honoring Jerry ZaksTerrance Mann and Douglas Sills Sign on for National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's Gala Honoring Jerry Zaks
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Tony Award nominees Terrance Mann (Pippin) and Douglas Sills (War Paint, The Scarlet Pimpernel) will join some of Broadway's biggest and brightest names lighting the stage in the all-star gala concert event, Broadway: A Jewish American Legacy, which will be presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 7pm in the Edmond J. Safra Theatre at the Museum of Jewish Heritage (36 Battery Place). (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene to Honor Tony Award-Winner Jerry Zaks at All-Star Benefit ConcertNational Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene to Honor Tony Award-Winner Jerry Zaks at All-Star Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

For one night only, the biggest and brightest names on Broadway will light the stage in an all-star benefit concert, Broadway: A Jewish American Legacy, December 18, 2017, at 7pm, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage (36 Battery Place, NY, NY). (more...)

Photo Coverage: National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Honors Daryl Roth & More at Mother's Day Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 15, 2017

Further evidence that Yiddish is suddenly hip in 2017 was on flashy display last night at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, as the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene welcomed a diverse and eclectic crowd to celebrate mothers and the mother tongue in grand style. Prominent producer Daryl Roth and nine other women trailblazers in the arts, sciences, business and philanthropy were honored, and a dazzling all-female cast performed one showstopper after another. The evening's mother hen was the fabulous four-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh, who delighted the audience with her funny and peppery mix of wisdom and heartfelt cheerleading for the Jewish mothers attending and for the Jewish mother in all of us. (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh to Host Folksbiene's Mother's Day Gala Honoring Daryl Roth and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

It will be the mother of all star-studded galas! On Mother's Day the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (producers of last season's critically acclaimed and Drama Desk-nominated musical "The Golden Bride," and current producers on the upcoming Broadway stage play "Indecent") presents a unique gala concert, "Our Leading Ladies," celebrating the contributions of women in the arts, business, science, and philanthropy, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place, on Sunday, May 14, at 6:30pm. (more...)

'Soul to Soul' Concert Celebrates Jewish-Black Solidarity Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), in association with hip-hop icon Russell Simmons and Rabbi Marc Schneier, presents a cross-cultural exploration of African-American and Yiddish music at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, on Sunday January 15 at 2pm. Conceived and directed by NYTF Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek, the popular concert commemorates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Hosts 3rd Annual SOUL TO SOUL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

 Last Sunday, January 17, 2016, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene hosted its 3rd annual concert of Soul to Soul. The musical celebration featured Yiddish and African-American folk music intertwined to honor the late Martin Luther King Jr and the Civil Rights movement. (more...)

BWW Interview: Franc D'Ambrosio
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Oct 7, 2015

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MAZL-TOV! Comes to WHBPAC, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center presents Mazl-tov! -- A Concert Celebrating the Centennial of National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene -- on Sunday, August 9 at 8:00 p.m.  (more...)

Photo Flash: National Yiddish Theatre Kicks Off the Holiday Season with SONGS OF CHANUKAH Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Traditional holiday melodies, the jazziest klezmer tunes and musical surprises from renowned performers like vocalist Magda Fishman, vocalist and actress Rachel Yucht, virtuoso bouzouki player Avram Pengas, clarinetist Dimitry Zisl Slepovitch and several others filled the air when the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene kicked off New York City's Chanukah season with a free community-wide 'Songs of Chanukah' concert last weekend in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre to Present SONGS OF CHANUKAH Concert in the Winter Garden This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Traditional holiday melodies, the jazziest klezmer tunes and musical surprises from renowned performers like vocalist Magda Fishman, vocalist and actress Rachel Yucht, virtuoso bouzouki player Avram Pengas, clarinetist Dimitry Zisl Slepovitch and several others will fill the air when the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene kicks off New York City's Chanukah season with a free community-wide 'Songs of Chanukah' concert this Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 at 12:30pm in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, 220 Vesey St. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Folksbeine National Yiddish Theatre Honors Theodore Bikel
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 3, 2013

The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene just presented a remarkable concert event celebrating the folk legend and actor Theodore Bikel in anticipation of his 90th birthday in May 2014. 'Miracle of Miracles: A Chanukah Extravaganza' filled the stage at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, last night, December 2 with one rare musical treat after another. Featured in the all-star cast were the beloved Emmy-winning actor Fyvush Finkel, klezmer giant Frank London, the Russian concert phenomenon Psoy Korolenko and the Broadway actors Joanne Borts ('Once') and Elmore James, among many others. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

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