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L.A. Women Judges to Discuss Gender, Leadership and Justice Plus a Thought-Provoking Performance at Jewish Women's Theatre L.A. Women Judges to Discuss Gender, Leadership and Justice Plus a Thought-Provoking Performance at Jewish Women's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020

Two prominent Los Angeles judges will be featured in Deborah's Daughters: Jewish Women Judges during Sunday Morning at the Braid, Jewish Women's Theatre's (JWT) performance and panel discussion event on Sunday, February 23 in Santa Monica from 10am to noon. (more...)

Jewish Women's Theatre Opens 12th Season with Moving, Personal and Hopeful Stories about Mental Health Jewish Women's Theatre Opens 12th Season with Moving, Personal and Hopeful Stories about Mental Health
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2019

Mental health is the foundation of healthy relationships, personal and emotional well-being and positive connections to society. But one in five adults suffers from mental illness and they, and the people who care about them, have important stories to tell. Mapping of the Mind, a new salon show from Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT), will bring these stories to life and just might change the way we think about mental health forever. (more...)

Jewish Women's Theatre To Perform In Jewish Communities In Six Southern States Jewish Women's Theatre To Perform In Jewish Communities In Six Southern States
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019

The award-winning and nationally acclaimed Santa Monica-based Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) will tour seven Southern states in November, bringing two of its most beloved, original shows to synagogues and JCCs across the South. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress Barbara Minkus Remounts 18 MINUTES OF FAME This Month in LA BWW Interview: Actress Barbara Minkus Remounts 18 MINUTES OF FAME This Month in LA
by Don Grigware - Jul 4, 2019

Astounding actresssinger Barbara Minkus has been delighting audiences for over 50 years on Broadway and on television. Her autobiographical play 18 Minutes of Fame has been a hit with both LA and New York audiences for a few years now and pro that she is, Minkus makes changes to it regularly. In our chat, she tells our audience how it got started, what she's done to improve it for the next remounting in July and how very much the show means to her. I have seen this wonderful show 18 Minutes of Fame 3 times, and marvel at how you change things each time you mount it. It's about your life from the time you were a little girl. Have you made specific changes for this new production in July? If so, what is different? (more...)

Barbara Minkus Brings Her One-Woman Show 18 MINUTES OF FAME to The Pico Playhouse Barbara Minkus Brings Her One-Woman Show 18 MINUTES OF FAME to The Pico Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019

Join Broadway, film and television star Barbara Minkus (www.barbaraminkus.com) as she shares an intimate show of personal moments, funny and poignant songs and her remarkable stories working with luminaries like Danny Kaye, Merv Griffin, Jerry Lewis, and Charlotte Rae. (more...)

New Salon Show Celebrates Jews Of Color At Jewish Women's Theatre New Salon Show Celebrates Jews Of Color At Jewish Women's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

Today's American Jewish community was created by the twists and turns of history.  It was nourished by the ethnic, racial and cultural diversity of a myriad of worldwide Jewish identities and experiences.  Jewish Women's Theatre's (JWT) will celebrate today's multicultural Jews in its new salon show True Colors, beginning May 4 at The Braid in Santa Monica. (more...)

New Art Gallery Exhibit At Jewish Women's Theatre Captures Mysteries Of Life And Death New Art Gallery Exhibit At Jewish Women's Theatre Captures Mysteries Of Life And Death
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

Death is mysterious and unexplainable. Yet, throughout time, artists have strived to unravel and explain it in ways that bring comfort to the living.  Five artists will share their explorations of life and death through different mediums in It's a Life, a new Gallery exhibit, opening March 9 at 6:30 p.m., at The Braid, Jewish Women's Theatre's (JWT) Performance & Art Space in Santa Monica. (more...)

It's a Life, a New JWT Show Tells Funny and Moving Stories of Death It's a Life, a New JWT Show Tells Funny and Moving Stories of Death
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Death is part of life, and Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) will perform stories about the many facets of death and how memories, fears, and new understandings can transform grief or relief into thoughts and actions that are positive and healing.  It's a Life opens March 9 at The Braid in Santa Monica and travels throughout the state until March 28, in homes, artful venues, synagogues and JCCs. (more...)

Jewish Women's Theatre's 2019 Salon Season Debuts FAMILY SECRETS Jewish Women's Theatre's 2019 Salon Season Debuts FAMILY SECRETS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Every family has a secret. They can be embarrassing, dangerous, humiliating, shocking, well intentioned or even wonderful. The first show of Jewish Women's Theatre's 2019 Salon Season will reveal plenty of them in the debut of Family Secrets, opening January 19 at the Braid in Santa Monica and traveling throughout the state until February 13th. (more...)

Barbara Minkus Stars In 18 MINUTES OF FAME To The Triad in NYC Barbara Minkus Stars In 18 MINUTES OF FAME To The Triad in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

18 Minutes of Fame: A Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus will have its New York Premiere on Saturday, November 10th at 7 PM at The Triad, 158 West 72nd Street, NYC, and continue on Sunday, November 11th at 3 PM and Monday, November 12th at 7 PM  This limited NY engagement follows two nights at The Pico in LA.  Andy Warhol said everyone would have their 15 minutes of fame.  Barbara's had a bit more! (more...)

Barbara Minkus Brings 18 MINUTES OF FAME To NYC Barbara Minkus Brings 18 MINUTES OF FAME To NYC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

18 Minutes of Fame: A Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus(formerly called I'm Not Famous) will have its New York Premiere on Saturday, November 10th at 7 PM at The Triad,158 West 72nd Street, NYC, and continue on Sunday, November 11th at 3 PM and Monday, November 12th at 7 PM  This limited NY engagement follows two nights at The Pico in LA.  Andy Warhol said everyone would have their 15 minutes of fame.  Barbara's had a bit more! (more...)

SACRED RESISTANCE, O! Ovation Recommended Show, Extended SACRED RESISTANCE, O! Ovation Recommended Show, Extended
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

Sacred Resistance, Vicki Juditz's evocative and original one-woman show, now playing at The Braid, home of Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) in Santa Monica, has received a prestigious O! Ovation recommendation from LA Stage Alliance and will be extended to October 7 to give theater-goers more time to see one of this year's best performances and best plays. (more...)

Jewish Women's Theatre's 10th Anniversary Salon Season Kicks Off With THE ACCIDENTAL ACTIVIST Jewish Women's Theatre's 10th Anniversary Salon Season Kicks Off With THE ACCIDENTAL ACTIVIST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

The world is waiting for your voice, so sit back, open your ears and hearts, and head to Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) for The Accidental Activist, an evening of inspiration, tears, laughter and valuable life lessons. JWT's tenth anniversary salon season begins on January 20 at 8 pm with a brand new, original show that brings audiences untold stories of spunk, pluck, bravery and just plain guts. (more...)

BWW Review: I'M NOT FAMOUS Is a Pulsating Musical Journey with Astounding Barbara Minkus
by Don Grigware - Jul 24, 2017

Barbara Minkus is a dynamically talented singer/actress who commands the stage in I'm Not Famous, her latest and most complete autobiographical show. She just finished a sold-out run at the Santa Monica Playhouse where she got extended twice. I believe the show is slated to travel across country and on to New York. It definitely should, as this story is so well honed,  and has universal appeal and great meaning for anyone who has ever gotten stuck along the way to fulfilling one's dreams. Minkus goes back to age 3 when she sang for the first time in Chicago. Her father owned a famous department store. She called her mother a shoplifter because they had a room in their house named the Instant Gift Room. Mom would fill it with toys, clothes and anything else she could find at the store and keep them on hand for family birthdays, bar (more...)

I'M NOT FAMOUS - A MUSICAL JOURNEY WITH BARBARA MINKUS Extends Through July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

I'm Not Famous - a Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus, a dynamite world premiere musical starring 'tiny, talented terrific Barbara Minkus' (backstage) extends at Santa Monica Playhouse with added days and dates. (more...)

Annie Korzen's New Hit Solo Show Opens in Santa Monica
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Annie Korzen, best known for her role as the Seinfeld parent's obnoxious Boca Vista neighbor, has written and will perform an original show about her hectic, eclectic and electric life on the big and small screens. Producers from Jane the Virgin to Brooklyn 99 call Korzen in when they need someone who can get a laugh on one line.  Jill Soloway, creator of the Emmy-winning Transparent, says, "Annie Korzen is a force of nature - hilarious, brilliant, and a true inspiration."   (more...)

ANNIE KORZEN FAMOUS ACTRESS to Play The Braid This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2017

Annie Korzen, best known for her role as the Seinfeld parent's obnoxious Boca Vista neighbor, has written and will perform an original show about her hectic, eclectic and electric life on the big and small screens. Producers from Jane the Virgin to Brooklyn 99 call Korzen in when they need someone who can get a laugh on one line. Jill Soloway, creator of the Emmy-winning Transparent, says, 'Annie Korzen is a force of nature - hilarious, brilliant, and a true inspiration.' (more...)

ANNIE KORZEN FAMOUS ACTRESS to Play The Braid This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Annie Korzen, best known for her role as the Seinfeld parent's obnoxious Boca Vista neighbor, has written and will perform an original show about her hectic, eclectic and electric life on the big and small screens. Producers from Jane the Virgin to Brooklyn 99 call Korzen in when they need someone who can get a laugh on one line. Jill Soloway, creator of the Emmy-winning Transparent, says, 'Annie Korzen is a force of nature - hilarious, brilliant, and a true inspiration.' (more...)

I'M NOT FAMOUS - A MUSICAL JOURNEY WITH BARBARA MINKUS Extends Through July
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

I'm Not Famous - a Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus, a dynamite world premiere musical starring 'tiny, talented terrific Barbara Minkus' (backstage) extends at Santa Monica Playhouse with added days and dates. (more...)

Jewish and Muslim Writers and Artists Collaborate on New Theatrical Performance and Art Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Convinced that art can stimulate discussion and eliminate barriers, Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) and NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change, will host the world premiere of a new theatrical collaboration and art exhibit in Santa Monica on May 6. The salon-style play will tour throughout the Southland until May 22, with a show at the IMAN Center in LA on May 11. (more...)

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