Masada

A love story inspired by the historic events that occurred at Masada, the site of one of the most symbolic acts in Jewish history, where rebels committed suicide rather than subjecting themselves to capture by the Romans. A show-within-a-show format has a group of thespians in a 1940s Warsaw ghetto protest the Nazis by staging a musical about the Masada suicides.

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Nederlander Theater- Ford Center for the Performing Arts

(Chicago, IL)
24 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017
Direct from the Great White Way, Aaron Lazar, received a standing ovation from a sold out crowd following his premiere performance of 'From Broadway to Hollywood' at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles this week.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015
Author Kristin Downs confesses that she loves animals. After watching several documentaries about meerkats on television, specifically Animal Planet's 'Meerkat Manor,' which ran for four seasons, she was inspired to write 'Sun Child: A Meerkat's Tale ' (published by Trafford Publishing).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018
This holiday season, Broadway favorite Aaron Lazar will make his Feinstein's at the Nikko debut with his solo show, Broadway To Hollywood, on Monday, December 17 at 7 p.m. Critically-acclaimed on stage and screen, Lazar will sing some of his favorite songs from Broadway and Hollywood musicals. Broadway to Hollywood is written by Bruce Vilanch and Scott Mauro, a producer of the Tony Award-winning musical, Dear Evan Hansen.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017
The Laugh Factory, Los Angeles's premiere comedy club, ushers in the Jewish New Year with its joyous gift to the Jewish community free High Holy days services. This will be the 33rd year the Laugh Factory will open its doors to the Jewish community for the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016
Nashville, TN: The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) today announced its panel of judges for the 2016 competition. Included on the panel are many iconic, high-profile recording artists
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016
Legendary American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim's masterwork Merrily We Roll Along is revisited in a new production under the direction of Tony Award nominee Michael Arden (Spring Awakening) set for the Bram Goldsmith Theater stage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from November 23 through December 18.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017
What is a Jew? And what is the true meaning of Israel and the Diaspora? A new Off-Broadway production tackles these enduring issues of Judaism.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018
Audiences will have a chance to experience both lesser known classic plays and new works when Bucks County Playhouse launches its Play Discovery Series with a reading of 'The Outgoing Tide' by Philadelphia playwright Bruce Graham on November 14 at 7:30 p.m. Directed by four-time Oscar nominee, Marsha Mason, 'The Outgoing Tide' is the first of several plays that will be part of the series for which Mason also serves as curator.  Additional titles will be announced shortly.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018
Broadway heartthrob Aaron Lazar, currently starring in the smash hit musical Dear Evan Hansen at the Ahmanson Theatre, will make his Los Angeles concert debut in his show Broadway to Hollywood for one performance only at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on Monday, November 19, at 8:30pm, it was announced today by Chris Isaacson Presents.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016
Legendary American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim's masterwork Merrily We Roll Along is revisited in a new production under the direction of Tony Award nominee Michael Arden (Spring Awakening) set for the Bram Goldsmith Theater stage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from tonight, November 23, through December 18.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017
Just in time for Black Friday, Diaspora begins offering $20 Artist Rush tickets starting Friday, November 24, 2017 thanks to the creative thinking of the cast.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017
Diaspora opened this past Friday at the Gym at Judson. The show runs until December 23.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017
Diaspora, the new Off-Broadway show by playwright Nathaniel Sam Shapiro, which follows young Jews on a Birthright trip - a journey back to Israel to connect with their heritage - announced a series of talkbacks with the cast and prominent Jewish notables.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2015
ShPIeL-Performing Identity proudly announces the world premiere of Angina Pectoris, written by Michal Aharoni and directed by ShPIeL Producing Artistic Director David Y. Chack, November 19 - January 3, 2016 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Check out photos below!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018
The world famous Laugh Factory will host its 39th annual free Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday, November 22nd. During 4 different seatings,  Laugh Factory welcomes those away from home, those who might be lonely, homeless, or simply in need of a warm meal, a hug or a laugh. Top comedians including Tim Allen, Dane Cook, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Nealon, Shawn Wayans and other celebrities will help serve each guest a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Comics will perform live shows following each meal served throughout the day. On hand, welcoming guests at the door will be owner Jamie Masada whose mantra is 'spending the Holidays alone is no laughing matter.'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017
Israel's iconic singer-songwriter, guitarist and UNICEF goodwill ambassador David Broza returns to perform his The Not Exactly Xmas Show at The Broad Stage on Thursday, December 21 at 7:30pm. This is Broza's second consecutive December at The Broad Stage with his signature concert, which he has been performing in New York City for over 20 years.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017
What is a Jew? And what is the true meaning of Israel and the Diaspora? A new Off-Broadway production tackles these enduring issues of Judaism. Directed by Saheem Ali and produced by Red Moon Theater Company, Diaspora opens tonight, November 17, and runs through Saturday, December 23, at the Gym at Judson theater. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018
Audiences will have a chance to experience both lesser known classic plays and new works when Bucks County Playhouse launches its Play Discovery Series with a reading of 'The Outgoing Tide' by Philadelphia playwright Bruce Graham on November 14 at 7:30 p.m. Directed by four-time Oscar nominee, Marsha Mason, 'The Outgoing Tide' is the first of several plays that will be part of the series for which Mason also serves as curator.  Additional titles will be announced shortly.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017
What is a Jew? And what is the true meaning of Israel and the Diaspora? A new Off-Broadway production tackles these enduring issues of Judaism.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017
Diaspora tells the story of a contemporary Birthright trip visiting Masada, a Roman-era fortress and tourist attraction in the desert of Israel. Now in Previews (Opening Night November 17), Diaspora is an unflinching examination of contemporary Jewish identities by way of juxtaposing the ancient and dire events at Masada with modern-day birthright tourism. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017
What is a Jew? And what is the true meaning of Israel and the Diaspora? A new Off-Broadway production tackles these enduring issues of Judaism. Directed by Saheem Ali and produced by Red Moon Theater Company, Diaspora opens on Friday, November 17, and runs through Saturday, December 23, at the Gym at Judson theater. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017
Mack Avenue Records is excited to announce Modern Lore, Julian Lage's second studio album with his trio, available February 2, 2018. The lead single 'Roger the Dodger' is available to stream on Spotify and for purchase on iTunes. Modern Lore follows Lage's early 2017 collaborative jazz album Mount Royal with guitarist/singer Chris Eldridge.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018
The World Famous Laugh Factory will hold tryouts for its' 34th annual Laugh Factory Comedy Camp on June 9, 2018 from 11am to 3pm. Tryouts are open to disadvantaged children from foster homes or group homes who are between 9 & 16 years of age.
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2019
The Los Angeles City College Foundation Gala, celebrating the 90th Anniversary of LACC, will take place on Tuesday, March 12th at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and will have Tiffany Haddish present her mentor Laugh Factory founder Jamie Masada with the Rodney Respect Award.  CEO and founder of The Gilbert Group Dennis Gilbert and Englander, Knabe & Allen founder and CEO Harvey Englander will be honored with the Outstanding Alumni Award.  Actor/comedian Robert Wuhl will be hosting the event.  
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2015
THE DOVEKEEPERS, based on Alice Hoffman's bestselling, critically acclaimed historical novel, is a four-hour limited event series from executive producers Roma Downey and Emmy Award winner Mark Burnett.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019
Following his performances at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen, Aaron Lazar returns with his cabaret show Broadway to Hollywood April 11-13, 2019 at 7:30pm. A critically acclaimed actor and singer on stage and screen, Lazar was called Broadway's "Hunky Heartthrob" by The Cabaret, Indianapolis.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017
The prolific and celebrated electronic music pioneer JEAN-MICHEL JARRE--a four-time Guinness World Record holder for largest concerts ever performed, 2017 Grammy nominee
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017
The Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion Presents Two Concert Events
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
People came from across the nation to attend the 90th Gala Event benefitting LACC and The Rodney Dangerfield Institute including Jerry Reinsdorf, owner of (Chicago White Sox) who flew in from Chicago and Collin Eckles, CEO of Seven Wonders, Sophia Cheng, founder of Nu Naturo and Patricia Correa Velasquez, founder of OMBIIA who flew in from New York.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019
Last night's 90th Annual LACC Gala at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel was a huge fundraising success.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017
The World Famous Laugh Factory will hold tryouts for its' 33rd annual Laugh Factory Comedy Camp on June 17, 2017 from 11am to 3pm.
by Matt Hanson - Jun 6, 2016
One century ago, 200,000 New Yorkers mourned in the streets, representing the best-attended funeral procession in the history of the city to date. This May, the global Jewish community remembered Sholem Aleichem, for his centenarian yortsayt (Yiddish for "death anniversary").
by BWW - Jun 28, 2015
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by Richard Sasanow - Jun 25, 2015
At Masada—the mountain fortress in Israel's Judean Desert--a group of besieged Jewish rebels killed themselves rather than be taken alive by the Romans almost 2000 years ago. In Puccini's TOSCA, the eponymous heroine jumps from Rome's Castel Sant'Angelo rather than being taken prisoner for killing the evil chief of police, Scarpia. So much for the logic of staging this intimate work as part of the fifth edition of the Israeli Opera Festival--but, remarkably, the very traditional production by French director Nicolas Joel worked very well indeed in the great outdoors.
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 25, 2015
At an hour-and-a-half's drive, the historic citadel at Masada--the mountain fortress in Israel's Judean Desert--is close enough to visit from Jerusalem as part of a pilgrimage or other tourism adventure. For visitors to the Israeli Opera Festival, held at the foot of Masada, the better idea may be to stay at one of the Dead Sea hotels, so that when you're not taking in your cultural fix, you can take in some local mud, float in the 33% salt water, contemplate Jordan on the opposite side of the sea, or simply bask in the sun at the lowest place on earth.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017
With almost a dozen Broadway credits to his name, including Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, A Little Night Music and The Phantom of the Opera, Aaron Lazar is uniquely qualified to bring Broadway to Hollywood.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018
Summer is officially here and DJ Snoopadelic, also known as Snoop Dogg, is bringing the sizzle when he spins live at eSports Arena in Santa Ana on Aug. 18. The legendary artist will be the main event accompanied by a jam-packed lineup of entertainment at one of the hottest concerts for August in Orange County.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017
A Manchester-based author and former journalist has published his tenth book, 'Actual Love.' The book, published by author Kevin Logan, is the telling of one love story intertwined with love stories of the past.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017
An epic romance retrieves from oblivion the lost story of the Holocaust of Libyan Jews in 'Benghazi Bergen-Belsen,' a play by Lahav Timor that is inspired by the Brenner Prize-winning 2016 novel of the same name by Yossi Sucary, the first book about Jews in World War II Libya. The play is translated from Hebrew by Inbal Timor and directed by Michal Gamily. La MaMa Theatre will present its world premiere run March 23 to April 9 in its Downstairs Theater, 66 East Fourth Street, Manhattan (East Village).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016
David Broza is regularly referred to as "the Israeli Springsteen," but the moniker belies the wide range of styles he combines in his music and the diversity of collaborators with whom he works.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017
Israel's iconic singer-songwriter, guitarist and UNICEF goodwill ambassador David Broza returns to perform his The Not Exactly Xmas Show at The Broad Stage today, December 21 at 7:30pm. This is Broza's second consecutive December at The Broad Stage with his signature concert, which he has been performing in New York City for over 20 years.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018
The Laugh Factory, Los Angeles's premiere comedy club, ushers in the Jewish New Year with a joyous gift to the Jewish community - High Holiday services at no charge. This will be the 35th year the Laugh Factory will open its doors to the Jewish community for the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015
Composer Paola Prestini, the Creative and Executive Director of National Sawdust (NS), today announced programming for the non-profit's inaugural fall season in its new home-a $16 million, 13,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art chamber hall in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The performance and recording venue, designed by Brooklyn-based architecture firm Bureau V in the shell of century-old former sawdust factory, will provide composers and musicians a setting in which they can flourish, and a place where they are given commissioning support, mentoring and other critical resources essential to create, and then share, their work. For audiences-serious fans and casual listeners alike-the venue will be a place to discover genre-spanning music at accessible ticket prices.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017
Symphony Space, one of New York's best-loved cultural destinations, is pleased to announce a new season of lively and diverse programming, running from October 2017 through June 2018. Returning this season are Projects conceived by Artistic Director Andrew Byrne, each uniting Symphony Space's multidisciplinary events around a shared theme. A month-by-month listing of featured events follows.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016
Bill Laswell will perform live for a one-night only event with Hideo Yamaki and Dave Douglas.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
Ludlow Garage presents Aaron Lazar in his cabaret show Broadway to Hollywood for one performance only on Monday, May 6, 2019 8:00pm. Described by the Associated Press as a 'vocal powerhouse,' Lazar's show follows his career from stage to screen, with songs from his many Broadway credits (which include The Last Ship and A Little Night Music among others), a medley of film and musical theater classics, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents An Evening with Aaron Lazar: From Broadway to Hollywood on June 8 and June 9 at 7 p.m.. With almost a dozen Broadway credits to his name, including Les Miserables, Mamma Mia!, A Little Night Music and The Phantom of the Opera, Aaron Lazar creates a seamless cabaret which features both high-quality singing and a humorous story through-line that can bring an audience to their feet.
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2015
Two of the stars of the two-night CBS mini-series event, 'The Dovekeepers,' sAT down with the ladies of THE TALK to discuss the exciting new show based on the best-selling novel by Alice Hoffman.