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Theater

  • Yidstock ’17  to feature Frank London’s ‘A Night in the Old Marketplace,’ folk oratorio

    By jwadmin on June 27, 2017
    Four-Day festival includes concerts, talks and workshops AMHERST, Mass. – The sixth annual Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music will feature a performance of  “A Night in the Old Marketplace,” a multimedia folk oratorio by Frank London, a founding member of the Klezmatics.  The four-day festival—July 13 to 16 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst,—will also include performances by a diverse group of […]
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  • Meet Sasha Velour, the Only Jewish Finalist on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

    By jwadmin on June 26, 2017
    Whether or not she takes the crown on the season finale this Friday, Sasha Velour is among the most noteworthy Jewish contestants to date. Who are the others? By Gabriela Geselowitz For those of you who don’t watch RuPaul’s Drag Race, you’re missing out on the best show on TV. Somewhere in between guilty pleasure and subversive art lies the competition to […]
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  • Oslo,’ Bette Midler and Ben Platt take Tony Awards

    By jwadmin on June 14, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – “Oslo,” a play about the 1993 Oslo Accords, won the Tony Award for best new play and its Jewish lead actor, Michael Aronov, was recognized as best featured actor in a play. Bette Midler, the veteran Jewish actress and singer, won for best actress in a musical for “Hello Dolly” as Broadway handed out its […]
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  • Tony Awards 2017: ‘Oslo’ and ‘Indecent’ nominated for best play, Bette Midler for top actress

    By jwadmin on May 3, 2017
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) –“Oslo” and “Indecent” were nominated for Tony Awards for best play, and Bette Midler heads a slew of Jewish talent up for Broadway theater’s top honor. “Oslo” chronicles the back-room talks that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and the Palestinians. “Indecent,” written by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, tells the story […]
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  • Terezin Concentration Camp is setting for Sage play ‘I Never Saw Another Butterfly’

    By jwadmin on February 21, 2017
    TROY–The Theatre Institute at Sage will present “I Never Saw Another Butterfly,” by Celeste Raspanti and directed by Leigh Strimbeck at the Schacht Fine Arts Center Theater on the Russell Sage Campus, 5 Division St., Troy. Performance dates are Feb. 24 through March 5. Evening performances on Friday and Saturdays are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 […]
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  • Home Made Theater lists  benefit performance for Jeremy’s Circle

    By jwadmin on February 8, 2017
    Home Made Theater, the resident theater company at the Spa Little Theater in Saratoga State Park, has designated the Saturday, Feb. 11, performance of “The Game’s Afoot” will benefit Jeremy’s Circle, an organization supporting Israeli children living with cancer in their families. When patrons purchase their tickets using the promotional code HelpJC, half of the proceeds will go to Jeremy’s […]
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  • Congregation Shaara Tfille to celebrate Chanukah

    By jwadmin on December 14, 2016
    SARATOGA SPRINGS–Congregation Shaara Tfille and The Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs, located at 84 Weibel Ave., Saratoga Springs, will have a Chanukah celebration on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m.  Entertainment will feature Sylvia Fletcher, professional ventriloquist, comedian and actress in a performance entitled  “Sylvia Fletcher and her Magic Trunk.”   The festivities will include a dairy luncheon featuring […]
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  • We found out!

    By jwadmin on May 4, 2016
    Mahaiwe chamber concert explores Jewish music: Compares, contrasts classical and pop Fiddler OFF the Roof, presented by Close Encounters With Music, at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Sunday, April 17, 2016. Also see in last issue or online Deborah Herman’s interview with Yehuda Hanani, and Seth Rogovoy’s “What is Jewish music?”The Jewish World’s website is www.jewishworldnews.org. Review by […]
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