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The Sorceress - 2019 - Off-Broadway

Presented by the company that brought you Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, NYTF's "The Sorceress" is a magical, musical fantasy starring an innocent young heroine and her dashing fiance, a devious stepmother, and a scheming witch.



Written in 1878, The Sorceress (Di Kishefmakherin) is one of the earliest works by Avrom Goldfaden, the acknowledged father of modern Yiddish

theatre. It was brought to America in 1882 by a 14-year old Boris Thomashefsky, who would go on to become one of Yiddish theatre's biggest stars.



Over the years, the role of the Sorceress, which was traditionally played by a man, became a dream role for some of the greatest leading men of their time. The tradition continues in this production, as Mikhl Yashinsky, from the Folksbiene's smash hit Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, assumes the title role.



The Sorceress is fulfilling NYTF's dream of rescuing and restoring the essential music, lyrics, and scripts of the Yiddish theatre. The fully restored orchestrations are based, in part, on pre-Holocaust musical arrangements which were saved from destruction at the hands of the Nazis by the scholar-heroes of YIVO Vilna, who risked their lives to save thousands of unique documents and manuscripts.

Schedule

Museum of Jewish Heritage

(New York, NY)
36 Battery Place

The Sorceress Off-Broadway Cast



 

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by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2019
On December 8th, The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene premiered The Sorceress (Di Kishefmakherin), a magical, musical Yiddish fantasy starring an innocent young heroine, her dashing fiancé, a devious stepmother, and a scheming witch that takes its audience into a world of illusion, intrigue, and suspense. Among the opening night guests were Jana Robbins and Haley Swindal. 
by BWW News Desk - December 4, 2019
This December, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) is presenting The Sorceress (Di Kishefmakherin), a magical, musical Yiddish fantasy starring an innocent young heroine, her dashing fiancé, a devious stepmother, and a scheming witch that takes its audience into a world of illusion, intrigue, and suspense. The Sorceress is being performed through December 29 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage a?" A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, NYC.
by BWW News Desk - November 20, 2019
Christmas Day for American Jews is observed by an annual ritual, one born alongside Yiddish Theatre in the immigrant communities of the Lower East Side: dining out on Chinese food.