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The Rise of David Levinsky - 1983 - Off-Off-Broadway

Based on the novel by Abraham Cahan

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(New York, NY)
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2013
National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene, Executive Director Bryna Wasserman and Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek, will present a multitude of theater and music events for its 99th season including 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, November 10 through December 15, and the return by popular demand of The Megile Of Itzik Manger, March 2 through 16.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013
The only actor in New York to be performing in two shows and two languages simultaneously, Avi Hoffman is currently appearing in the world premiere of Samuel Beckett's 'Waiting for Godot' in Yiddish, and his own critically acclaimed one-man musical tour de force 'Still Jewish After All These Years' in English!
by Beau Higgins - Sep 10, 2011
This 'wry confectionery, extremely entertaining fable' (NY Times) comes to Rising Action to kick-off their fifth season. Douglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Laughed, Sister Act, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar) spins a sexy and very funny tale of a young gay writer caught in the excitement of finding a rich socialite patron, Alexa Vere de Vere. An eccentric diva, inspired by the likes of Auntie Mame, Sally Bowles, Holly Go Lightly and Tallulah Bankhead, Alexa is a self-described promoter of British rock stars, and is now in the market for an even greater dose of fame. When she sees a near naked photo of a young gay novelist named Evan Wyler, Alexa is certain she's found the right man to do the job. And Evan thinks he's found his destiny fulfilled.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009
The NYC400 is the first-ever list of New York City's ultimate movers and shakers since the City's founding?from politics, the arts, business, sports, science, and entertainment.
by Beau Higgins - Sep 1, 2011
This 'wry confectionery, extremely entertaining fable' (NY Times) comes to Rising Action to kick-off their fifth season. Douglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Laughed, Sister Act, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar) spins a sexy and very funny tale of a young gay writer caught in the excitement of finding a rich socialite patron, Alexa Vere de Vere. An eccentric diva, inspired by the likes of Auntie Mame, Sally Bowles, Holly Go Lightly and Tallulah Bankhead, Alexa is a self-described promoter of British rock stars, and is now in the market for an even greater dose of fame. When she sees a near naked photo of a young gay novelist named Evan Wyler, Alexa is certain she's found the right man to do the job. And Evan thinks he's found his destiny fulfilled.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013
Tune in this Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 at 12:35 PM (ET) to join in the celebration with 'Mr. Showbusiness' on Jimmy Ferraro's THEATRE CHAT AND THIS 'N THAT, broadcasting live on WWJB -- regionally and nationally on the world wide web: www.wwjb.com/pages/4395150.php. This week's Guest is award-winning stage, teleivision and film star Avi Hoffman.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2013
The actor and director Avi Hoffman is organizing two staged readings in October. The first, a new play 'Rough Patch' by Charles Gluck, will get off to a 'smooth' start today, October 7 at 6pm, at the Roy Arias Studios, at the Times Square Arts Center, 300 West 43rd Street.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2012
OY VEY! THE PLAY will begin performances on Friday, November 23rd at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). This new comedy, which runs through December 16th is written by David Silberg and directed by Sue Lawless. Tickets are $19.25 and are available by visiting www.telecharge.com or by calling at (212) 239-6900 or (800) 432-7250.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013
The actor and director Avi Hoffman has organized a special presentation of 'The Rise of David Levinsky,' a musical by Isaiah Sheffer and Bobby Paul, which will honor Sheffer, the late founding artistic director of Symphony Space. The open-to-the-public reading tonight, Monday October 21 at 7pm, takes place at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street). The free event marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Sheffer, who died in November of last year.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center has acquired the papers of Isaiah Sheffer, playwright, lyricist, and co-founder and artistic director of New York's renowned cultural institution Symphony Space. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013
The actor and director Avi Hoffman is organizing two staged readings in October. The first, a new play 'Rough Patch' by Charles Gluck, will get off to a 'smooth' start on Monday October 7 at 6pm, at the Roy Arias Studios, at the Times Square Arts Center, 300 West 43rd Street.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013
The actor and director Avi Hoffman is organizing a special presentation of 'The Rise of David Levinsky,' a musical by Isaiah Sheffer and Bobby Paul, which will honor Sheffer, the late founding artistic director of Symphony Space. The open-to-the-public reading on Monday October 21 at 7pm, takes place at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street). The free event marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Sheffer, who died in November of last year.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2012
OY VEY! THE PLAY will begin performances today, November 23rd at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). This new comedy, which runs through December 16th is written by David Silberg and directed by Sue Lawless. Tickets are $19.25 and are available by visiting www.telecharge.com or by calling at (212) 239-6900 or (800) 432-7250.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2012
It is with both heavy hearts and deep gratitude that the staff, board, and community of artists of Symphony Space honor the memory of Founding Artistic Director Isaiah Sheffer, who died on Thursday evening of last week from complications after a stroke. He was 76 years old.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2012
OY VEY! THE PLAY will begin performances on Friday, November 23rd at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). This new comedy, which runs through December 16th is written by David Silberg and directed by Sue Lawless. Tickets are $19.25 and are available by visiting www.telecharge.com or by calling at (212) 239-6900 or (800) 432-7250.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2006
Symphony Space's Summer Stock series will launch with The Manhattan Madcaps of 1924, featuring a score by Rodgers and Hart and a book by esteemed librettist Jerzy Turnpike
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017
TheaterWorks announced final casting today for RAGING SKILLET by Jacques Lamarre the 5th show of TheaterWorks 31st Season.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2012
On Sunday, April 1, the hometown of California cuisine hosts a day of "Delicious Fictions" featuring Golden Globe Award-winner Jill Eikenberry and Emmy Award-nominee Michael Tucker.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2012
Guest star Paul Binder, Ringmaster of the Big Apple Circus, will join Symphony Space's political cabaret, The Thalia Follies, returning for its seventh season to the stage with its newest production, Primary Colors.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017
Acclaimed playwright Steven Carl McCasland (Little Wars, What Was Lost, neat & tidy) has debuted his new online anthology of monologues,The Bone Orchard Monologues.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2012
Guest star Paul Binder, Ringmaster of the Big Apple Circus, will join Symphony Space's political cabaret, The Thalia Follies, returning for its seventh season to the stage with its newest production, Primary Colors.
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.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
The Yiddishkayt Initiative (YI) (Avi Hoffman, Producing Artistic Director) and Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) have announced the full lineup of events for the inaugural YI Love New York YiddishFest. This selection of performances, screenings, and discussions centered around Jewish culture and Yiddish entertainment will play several New York City venues from December 21-29. Reservations are required for all events and can be made at www.yiddishfest.org.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
An initial roster of artists and performers have been announced for the inaugural YI Love New York YiddishFest. Produced by the Yiddishkayt Initiative (YI) (Avi Hoffman, Producing Artistic Director) and Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director), the nine-day festival celebrates the legacy of the Yiddish language and its impact on entertainment and culture with readings, concerts, film screenings, lectures, panel discussions, and famous personalities in the world of Jewish culture from December 21-29. Tickets for all events are available online at www.yiddishfest.org.
by Beau Higgins - Aug 25, 2011
This 'wry confectionery, extremely entertaining fable' (NY Times) comes to Rising Action to kick-off their fifth season. Douglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Laughed, Sister Act, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar) spins a sexy and very funny tale of a young gay writer caught in the excitement of finding a rich socialite patron, Alexa Vere de Vere. An eccentric diva, inspired by the likes of Auntie Mame, Sally Bowles, Holly Go Lightly and Tallulah Bankhead, Alexa is a self-described promoter of British rock stars, and is now in the market for an even greater dose of fame. When she sees a near naked photo of a young gay novelist named Evan Wyler, Alexa is certain she's found the right man to do the job. And Evan thinks he's found his destiny fulfilled.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2012
On Sunday, April 1, the hometown of California cuisine hosts a day of "Delicious Fictions" featuring Golden Globe Award-winner Jill Eikenberry and Emmy Award-nominee Michael Tucker.