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Theater

  • A Kafka inspired play set for AJCC on June 30

    By jwadmin on June 18, 2019
    ALBANY–The Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center will present “Kafka’s Metamorphosis: The Musical” on Sunday, June 30, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Center, 340 Whitehall Rd., Albany. Gregor Samsa awoke one morning to find that he’d caught the musical theatre bug!. Samsa’s awakening and metamorphosis parallels the journey of narrator, Franz Kafka, incorporating some of his other works, […]
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  • Cultural history of ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ to be reviewed by Alisa Solomon as AJCC Stein lecturer

    By jwadmin on May 22, 2019
    ALBANY–The Sidney Albert Albany Jewish Community Center kicks off the 2019 Jules and Paula Stein Live and Learn Lecture /Lunch Series on Thursday, May 30, 11 a.m. in the Albany J.C.C.’s auditorium, 340 Whitehall Rd. Alisa Solomon, drama critic and writer will discuss “Wonder of Wonders:  A Cultural History of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’” in a lecture based on her […]
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  • Auditions for ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ slated for June

    By jwadmin on May 15, 2019
    The Classic Theater Guild has announced June auditions for the cast of  “The Diary of Anne Frank.”  Performances of Wendy Kesselman’s adaptation of the original Goodrich and Hackett script will be in November at Beth Israel Synagogue in Schenectady. Auditions will be held at the University Of Albany in Lecture Center 7 near the main fountain on Sunday, June 2, […]
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  • All the 2019 Jewish Tony nominees

    By jwadmin on May 3, 2019
    NEW YORK City (JTA) — The Tony Award nominations announced Tuesday, April 30, were dominated by “Hadestown,” a musical about the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice that garnered 14. One among the “Hadestown” nods was for best director for Rachel Chavkin, who is Jewish. She also had been nominated in 2017 for directing “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet […]
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  • ‘The Value of Names’ to be staged at Ohav Shalom

    By jwadmin on December 12, 2018
    ALBANY– The Ohav Noodle Pudding Players will perform Jeffrey Sweet’s “The Value of Names” on Dec. 20, 22, at 7 p.m., Dec 23 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and again on Dec 25 at 7 p.m. at Ohav Shalom Synagogue, 113 New Krumkill Rd., Albany. The play describes the impact of the 1950s -60s Hollywood blacklisting of many actors, […]
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  • Classic Theater Guild lists “Beau Jest” performances

    By jwadmin on October 24, 2018
    SCHENECTADY–The Classic Theater Guild will present “Beau Jest” by James Sherman at Beth Israel Synagogue, 2195 Eastern Parkway, Schenectady. Performances will be Oct 25, 27, and 31, and Nov. 1, and 3, at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances are planned for Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. The comedic play’s story is that of Sarah Goldberg, a young Jewish […]
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  • Playwright Neil Simon dies at 91

    By jwadmin on August 27, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Playwright Neil Simon, known for such Broadway hits as “The Odd Couple,” “Barefoot in the Park,” and “Lost in Yonkers,” has died. Simon, who earned a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award, died overnight Saturday, Aug. 25, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City from complications with pneumonia at the age of 91. Simon began […]
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  • Karlie Kloss converts to Judaism, gets engaged to Joshua Kushner

    By jwadmin on July 26, 2018
    By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — After six years of dating, Joshua Kushner has sealed the deal with supermodel Karlie Kloss. Kushner, 33, the brother of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, proposed to Kloss a few weeks ago, People reported on Tuesday, July 24. A Jewish wedding seems to be in the future for the couple, since Kloss, 25, converted to Judaism […]
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  • ‘The Band’s Visit’ wins 10 Tony Awards, including for best musical

    By jwadmin on June 13, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – “The Band’s Visit,” a jewel-box musical based on an Israeli film about an Egyptian band stranded in a hardscrabble Negev town, won the 2018 Tony Award for best musical. “The Band’s Visit” dominated its categories during the 72nd annual Tony Awards ceremony at Radio City Music Hall Sunday night, June 10. Ari’el Stachel, the California-born son of […]
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  • Mystery dinner theater set for Beth Tephilah

    By jwadmin on February 5, 2018
    TROY–Congregation Beth Tephilah has announced a mystery dinner theater program to be held at the synagogue, 82 River St., Troy on Sunday evening, Feb. 18. “The Mysterious Megillah Robbery Mystery Dinner,” will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will feature a story, guaranteed by Congregation Beth Tephilah President Leible Morrison to set the mood for the upcoming Purim holiday (March 1). […]
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