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by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 10, 2016
Ian Finkel, the World's Greatest Xylophonist and Elliot Finkel, concert pianist extraordinaire offered a first-hand account of the incredible career of their father Fyvush Finkel last night in a touching memorial at the Metropolitan Room.Â Fyvush had been performing in English and Yiddish roles for nine decades before his passing this summer.Â His last engagement was at Mr. Finn's Cabaret in the Berkshires, and he had invited the cheering audience at the end of the show to come to hisÂ 94th birthday celebration on Oct 9th at the Metropolitan Room.Â The evening instead was celebration of his life on stage with the performances by family and friends performing his songs, stories, and jokes.Â To quote one of Fyvush's jokes, if he were present he would have opened the evening by saying, "I'm celebrating my 94th birthday today!"Â after the applause died down he would then look around andÂ continueâ¦."but I realize looking at this audience, it's no big deal!"
by Walter McBride - Aug 17, 2016
As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, star of stage and screenÂ Â Fyvush FinkelÂ justÂ passed awayÂ at 93 years of age. Fyvush FinkelÂ began his career over 80 years ago playing the numerous Jewish theatres along Second Avenue. When he was 43 he began touring in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF playing the Innkeeper, then the Butcher and eventually Tevye.
by Walter McBride - Apr 14, 2016
As BroadwayWorld previously reported,Â Anne Jackson, who was nominated for a Tony in 1956 for MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT and who enjoyed a long career with her husband,Â Eli Wallach, died Tuesday, April 12, in Manhattan. She was 90.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 30, 2014
Barrington Stage Company presented the phenomenally entertaining Fyvush Finkel in a show that is a musical celebration of the 91 year old's long career last night. It is fitting that after a sold out run of his 54 Below nightclub debut Mr. Finkel chose William Finn's Cabaret as his next cabaret appearance. Berkshire audiences were treated to this masterful entertainer who 80 years ago was a star in the pre broadway Yiddish Theater. Check out a look at last nights concert In Barrington's Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center's Mr. Finn's Cabaret.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 16, 2014
54 Below has presented the phenomenally entertaining Fyvush Finkel in a show that is a musical celebration of the 91 year old's long career. It is fitting that "broadway's nightclub" feature a masterful entertainer who 80 years ago was a star in the pre broadway Yiddish Theater. Check out a look back at his recent concert below!
by Walter McBride - Mar 14, 2014
Fyvush Finkel previewed his performance at 54 Below. BroadwayWorld was there to capture the moment. Look below to check out some of the photos from the night!
by Walter McBride - Feb 25, 2014
54 Below's upcoming acts, including Emmy Award-winner Fyvush Finkel (TV's 'Picket Fences,' 'Boston Public'; the film A Serious Man; on stage, Little Shop of Horrors, Cafe Crown); Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone, Elf , 42nd Street,Show Boat, Crazy for You), and Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter Stew (Passing Strange), recently gathered at the venue for a press performance. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the speical preview below!