THE JEWISH KING LEAR Now Playing At Metropolitan Playhouse to Close On Sunday, May 27THE JEWISH KING LEAR Now Playing At Metropolitan Playhouse to Close On Sunday, May 27
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

The Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse (220 E. 4th Street) current production of Jacob Gordin's The Jewish King Lear, one of the foundational works of the "Golden Age of American Yiddish theater," closes on Sunday, May 27.    (more...)

THE JEWISH KING LEAR Comes to Metropolitan PlayhouseTHE JEWISH KING LEAR Comes to Metropolitan Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018

Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse (220 E. 4th Street) presents Jacob Gordin's The Jewish King Lear, one of the foundational works of the "Golden Age" of American Yiddish theater, in a new English translation by Ruth Gay, from April 27 through May 27, 2018. The play, which had its Lower East Side debut in 1892 and was written as a star vehicle for Jacob Adler, one of the greatest actors of the New York's Yiddish stage. Metropolitan Playhouse welcomes back director Ed Chemaly (The Easiest Way, The Spirit House) to helm the production. (more...)

Photo Flash: Metropolitan Room Presents AN EVENING OF VINTAGE YIDDISH VAUDEVILLE
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 9, 2012

Last night some of New York's most gifted singers, comedians, and novelty performers will bring 2nd Avenue and the Lower East Side of a century ago back to side-splitting, tear-jerking life in "You Don't Have to Speak Yiddish to Understand the Truth!" Playing the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, for one night only, this star-infested revue is produced by Media Blitz Entertainment, and hosted by the biggest star in Yiddish vaudeville today, the emcee Shane Baker. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the event below! (more...)

Metropolitan Room Presents Almost-All-Yiddish Vaudeville Revue Tonight, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2012

Tonight, August 8 at 9:30PM some of New York's most gifted singers, comedians, and novelty performers will bring 2nd Avenue and the Lower East Side of a century ago back to side-splitting, tear-jerking life! Playing the Metropolitan Room, 34 West22nd Street, for one night only, "You Don't Have to Speak Yiddish to Understand the Truth" is produced by Media Blitz Entertainment, and hosted by master of ceremonies Shane Baker. (more...)

Metropolitan Room Presents Almost-All-Yiddish Vaudeville Revue, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2012

On Wednesday August 8 at 9:30PM some of New York's most gifted singers, comedians,and novelty performers will bring 2nd Avenue and the Lower East Side of a century ago back to side-splitting, tear-jerking life! Playing the Metropolitan Room, 34 West22nd Street, for one night only, "You Don't Have to Speak Yiddish to Understand the Truth" is produced by Media Blitz Entertainment, and hosted by master of ceremonies Shane Baker. (more...)