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Too Jewish? - 1996 - Off-Broadway

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John Houseman Theatre Studio

(New York, NY)
450 West 42nd St.(between 9th & 10th)
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016
In conjunction with its new exhibition, John Singer Sargent's Mrs. Carl Meyer and Her Children, the Jewish Museum will present a series of public programs, including a lecture by scholar Tessa Murdoch, great-granddaughter of Adele Meyer, subject of Sargent's bravura painting, on January 26; and a conversation with exhibition co-curator Norman Kleeblatt and artist Kathleen Gilje on October 27. 
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 Carol Kassie - Sep 20, 2017
The PGA Arts Center will present I Will Survive: Soundtracks of the 70's beginning October 18th. The production will run through November 19th at the increasingly popular Palm Beach Gardens venue.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015
Willy Loman will be given a new lease on life this fall when New Yiddish Rep presents Arthur Miller's American classic DEATH OF A SALESMAN in Yiddish, in a unique premiere that coincides with the centennial of Miller's birth on October 17.
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 8, 2013
The Jewish Museum's diverse program offerings in October include gallery talks with artists Elaine Reichek and the avant-garde fashion collective threeASFOUR; an author talk with feminist writer and artist Helene Aylon; a behind-the-scenes tour of threeASFOUR: MER KA BA with Assistant Curator Rebecca Shakyin; and a re-examination of Karl Marx's philosophy in a discussion moderated by communications scholar Liel Leibovitz. These programs are part of an expanded series of lectures, conversations, and events presented by the Museum throughout the fall.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016
The Jewish Museum continues its fall 2016 slate of lectures, discussions, and events in November with Wish You Were Here: Golda Meir portrayed by award-winning actress Tovah Feldshuh, in conversation with the Jewish Museum's Jens Hoffmann; and noted architect and critic Kenneth Frampton discussing the Maison de Verre (The Glass House), Pierre Chareau's signature building in Paris. 
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 14, 2013
Today we are talking to a spectacularly talented screenwriter and bookwriter known for his legendary string of onscreen collaborations with Woody Allen as well as for writing and directing films himself in addition to penning the Best Musical Tony Award-winner JERSEY BOYS and others - the accomplished and entertaining Marshall Brickman. Discussing bringing the tale of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons via JERSEY BOYS to the stage as well as the new big screen movie musical adaptation that is currently finishing filming, Brickman outlines his role in the international stage sensation and what we can expect from the highly anticipated celluloid creation on the way in 2014. Besides JERSEY BOYS, Brickman also sheds some light on the ongoing success of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, touring the country and performed around the world. Plus, Brickman shares first details on his new musical project, a biomusical based on the life of legendary 20th century American entertainer Roy Rogers. Additionally, Brickman details the finer points of his decades-spanning collaboration with Woody Allen on an incomparable assortment of modern comedy classics, including MANHATTAN, SLEEPER, MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY and the iconic, Best Picture Academy Award-winning ANNIE HALL, for which he and Allen received the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. All of that, reflections on his early career working in the Golden Age of television with legends like Johnny Carson and Dick Cavett and comments on some of his own projects as a writer/director like bringing Christopher Durang's SISTER MARY EXPLAINS IT ALL to the small screen, as well as how his banjo playing figures into a classic DELIVERANCE Hollywood moment, developing a new The Mamas & The Papas biopic - and much, much more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016
In conjunction with its new exhibition, John Singer Sargent's Mrs. Carl Meyer and Her Children, the Jewish Museum will present a series of public programs, including a lecture by scholar Tessa Murdoch, great-granddaughter of Adele Meyer, subject of Sargent's bravura painting, on January 26; and a conversation with exhibition co-curator Norman Kleeblatt and artist Kathleen Gilje on October 27. 
by Carol Kassie - Nov 28, 2017
Due to popular demand, Avi Hoffman's Too Jewish? will be returning to South Florida. The performances will take place at PGA Arts Center in Palm Beach Gardens, from Wednesday, December 27 through Sunday, January 21, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
Over nine days in Decembera?"coinciding with Chanukah 2019a?"Jewish cultural organizations from across New York will come together for YI Love New York YiddishFest. Produced by the Yiddishkayt Initiative (YI) (Avi Hoffman, Producing Artistic Director) and Theatre for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director), the inaugural festival features a curated lineup of theatrical presentations, 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 BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017
J's Cultural Arts Theatre (JCAT) in association with Aaron Grant Theatrical & Kodesh Congregation, Inc is proud to announce the World Premier Production of Ben Andron's new intellectual thriller, BROKEN SNOW, in Miami, Florida.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017
The critically acclaimed Joshua Harmon play Bad Jews will be making a brief return to the Los Angeles area June 19th-25th at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks. The production, starring Jeanette Deutsch, Ryan Phillips, Andrew Fromer and Bailey Humiston, is directed by Anna Steers and is the debut production of the newly formed AFDF Productions.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017
Internationally renowned actor and Jewish culture activist Avi Hoffman, who was recently inducted into the Bronx Jewish Hall of Fame, is thrilled to announce 2017 programming that will focus on education, entertainment, tolerance, and Holocaust awareness.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017
On Sunday, April 23, 2017, a true 'ARTifact' will be presented in New York City for the first time by the Arnold Unger Foundation for Remembrance, Inc. in association with the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture and Jewish Broadcasting Service (JBS).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2020
This week, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (Folksbiene)-led by Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director, and Dominick Balletta, Executive Director-brings the stage to global audiences with Folksbiene LIVE!, featuring celebrated Yiddish star Avi Hoffman, Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish's Joel Grey, Steven Skybell, Adam B. Shapiro and Zisl Slepovitch.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014
Join us for a musical celebration of Jewish culture and identity. The Morris Museum is pleased to announce that a performance of Too Jewish? will be held in the Bickford Theatre on Sunday, March 23 at 2:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017
The critically acclaimed Joshua Harmon play Bad Jews will be making a brief return to the Los Angeles area June 19th-25th at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014
Continuing the Jewish Museum's slate of lectures, discussions, and events, July 2014 programs include a performance of Minimalist music in partnership with Bang on a Can, inspired by the exhibition Other Primary Structures; a screening of Sign Painters, a 2012 documentary; and the next event in the popular after-hours series, The Wind Up.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013
Actor, comedian and multiple GRAMMY nominated artist Rick Moranis released his new album, My Mother's Brisket & Other Love Songs, this week.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013
The Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre is proud to announce the 2013-2014 Main Stage Season, which includes a world premiere and a New Jersey premiere.
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.'
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.'
by Carol Kassie - Jul 6, 2017
20 years ago, multi-talented actor, director, comedian, singer, and Jewish cultural activist Avi Hoffman brought his award winning New York show Avi Hoffman's Too Jewish?  to the Stage Door Theatre. His life was never the same. Now, he's back! Avi Hoffman's Too Jewish? will open on July 19th, and run through August 3rd. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014
Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-nominated composer-and-musician Don Byron plays Westhampton Beach as part of National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's10th Annual Labor Day Weekend Concert.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015
Willy Loman will be given a new lease on life this fall when New Yiddish Rep presents Arthur Miller's American classic "Death of a Salesman" in Yiddish, in a unique premiere that coincides with the centennial of Miller's birth on October 17.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2013
In 1994, Avi Hoffman's Too Jewish? premiered off-off Broadway at the Houseman Theater. After rave reviews and a six-month sold-out engagement, it transferred off-Broadway and had a successful six-month commercial run at the Westside Theater. In 1998, his Too Jewish, Too! opened to great critical acclaim, after which Mr. Hoffman 'vanished' from the New York theatre scene.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020
BroadwayWorld Book Club is officially off and running! Or should we say, reading! The first BroadwayWorld Book Club selection is Jennifer Ashley Tepper's The Untold Stories of Broadway Volume 1. Tepper has just released the first volume of the book for free on Kindle!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2013
Actor, comedian and multiple GRAMMY nominated artist Rick Moranis released his new album, My Mother's Brisket & Other Love Songs, this week. Already the No. 1 selling comedy album on Amazon and in the Top 10 on iTunes Comedy Chart, Moranis was also featured in today's New York Times who noted the album is '13 comic tunes that explore [Moranis'] Jewish heritage in ridiculous ways,' with its' eclectic blend of klezmer, rumba, folk and jazz covering themes of family, food, religious traditions and love.
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."  
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018
MIRIAM HOFFMAN, author, scholar, playwright & survivor will be reading selections from her new book A Breed Apart: Reflections of a Young Refugee, today, January 23, 2018, at 8pm at the Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave Coral Gables, Florida. She will be joined by her son, Avi Hoffman, the award-winning actor & performer, with special musical guest, Randi Fishenfeld. The evening will include a multi-media presentation, discussion, Q&A & book signing. The event, which is co-sponsored by the University of Miami/Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies, will be FREE & open to the public.
by Carol Kassie - Jan 2, 2018
Miriam Hoffman, author, scholar, journalist, playwright and survivor will read selections from her new book A Breed Apart: Reflections of a Young Refugee, on Monday, January 15, 2018, at 7pm at the PGA Arts Center in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. She will be joined onstage by her son, Avi, the award-winning actor and performer who is currently appearing in the 20th Anniversary Production of his Too Jewish? at the PGA Arts Center through January 21st. The evening will also include a multimedia presentation, discussion, Q & A and book signing. The event will be FREE and open to the public.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018
MIRIAM HOFFMAN, author, scholar, playwright & survivor will be reading selections from her new book A Breed Apart: Reflections of a Young Refugee, on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at 8pm at the Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave Coral Gables, Florida. She will be joined by her son, Avi Hoffman, the award-winning actor & performer, with special musical guest, Randi Fishenfeld. The evening will include a multi-media presentation, discussion, Q&A & book signing. The event, which is co-sponsored by the University of Miami/Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies, will be FREE & open to the public.
by Alan Portner - Feb 8, 2016
Diary of Anne Frank makes important historical statement
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018
The press has called Tony Award-nominated director, Broadway actress and singer Eleanor Reissa the "Yiddish Beyonce." Yiddish movies have been showcased at Sundance and film festivals world-wide. Mario "Moishele" Alfonso teases audience with his lecture entitled, "Making Yiddish Sexy Again." Some 5,000 Yiddish words are now officially part of the English language.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017
The Michael Ann Russel Jewish Community Center (MAR-JCC) presents its first installment of the Yiddishkayt Entertainment Series: A Forum for the Celebration of Jewish Culture and Education with The Renaissance of Yiddishkayt and Jewish Culture. World renowned Jewish Cultural entertainers Jake Ehrenreich, Eleanor Reissa and Avi Hoffman will lead the discussion of Yiddishkayt and Jewish Culture.
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 Carol Kassie - Dec 5, 2013
Executive Producers Dee Wilson-Bunn of the Stage Door Theatre in South Florida today announced an addition to the company's 2013-2014 Season - the award-winning pre-New York engagement of WIESENTHAL, written by and starring Tom Dugan. Produced by Tony Award-winner Normand Kurtz, who brought Broward audiences the record-breaking hit Too Jewish, WIESENTHAL tells the remarkable story of the life of Simon Wiesenthal, sometimes referred to as 'The Jewish James Bond.' Told with hope, humanity and humor, the play follows Wiesenthal as he addresses a group of visitors on his last day at the Jewish Documentation Center in Vienna. As he reflects on his life and work, Wiesenthal recounts how he faced Hitler's SS; how he endured the loss of family and friends; how he escaped a concentration camp only to be recaptured; and how, after liberation day, he began a remarkable journey for justice.
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 Carol Kassie - Dec 29, 2015
Avi Hoffman, whose recent performance as Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman for the New Yiddish Rep at Off Broadway's Castillo Theatre won consistently rave reviews, will direct Unlikely Heroes, a new play by first time playwright Dr. Charles Gluck.  Hoffman, who will also act in the production, will be joined on stage by a veritable 'Who's Who' of South Florida Theatre - the cast of Unlikely Heroes includes Patti Gardner, Robert Johnston, Margot Moreland, Kim Ostrenko, and Michael H. Small.  The production will run from January 28th - February 21st at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton.
by Carol Kassie - Dec 28, 2017
In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, Avi Hoffman's Too Jewish? will return to South Florida. Produced by PGA Arts Center in Association with Yiddishkayt Initiative, Inc & University of Miami Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies, Too Jewish? will begin performances at PGA in Palm Beach Gardens, on Thursday, December 28 & run through Sunday, January 21, 2018.
by Carol Kassie - Dec 27, 2017
In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, Avi Hoffman's Too Jewish? will return to South Florida. Produced by PGA Arts Center in Association with Yiddishkayt Initiative, Inc & University of Miami Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies, Too Jewish? will begin performances at PGA in Palm Beach Gardens, on Thursday, December 28 and run through Sunday, January 21, 2018.
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 BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014
Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-nominated composer-and-musician Don Byron plays Westhampton Beach as part of National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's10th Annual Labor Day Weekend Concert.
by - Aug 3, 2013
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/3/2013.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2013
Now, almost 20 years later, Avi Hoffman's Still Jewish After All These Years will have its highly anticipated New York premiere tonight, Saturday, August 10th at 7pm at Stage 72 (formerly known as the Triad-158 W 72nd St). Opening night is Monday, August 19th at 7pm.
by - Aug 10, 2013
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/10/2013.
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 22, 2015
Director Donald Alsedek and actors Trish Baillie and Anthony M.C. Leukus create a delightful wartime romance on a riverbank between two mismatched, middle-aged lovers