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Theater

  • ‘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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  • Capital Repertory Theatre to present world premiere of ‘Paris Time’

    By jwadmin on January 31, 2018
    French anti-Semitism is backdrop for play The play “Paris Time” by Steve Peterson will have its world premiere at the Capital Repertory Theatre, Jan. 26–Feb. 18, in a production steered by director Gordon Greenberg. The theater is located at 111 North Pearl St., Albany. Paris Time relates the tale of Charlie (Spencer Moses) and Deborah (Kelly Wolf) who are American expatriates, living in […]
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  • “Paris Time” stares down racism, politics … and marriage

    By jwadmin on January 25, 2018
    By Joseph Dalton Albany Time Union – Start with European political upheavals. Add some shifting cultural trends. Then throw in a pair of Americans stationed overseas and you’ve got a lot going on in Steven Peterson’s new play, “Paris Time.” Capital Repertory Theatre’s world premiere production starts previews on Friday and opens on Tuesday for a four-week run. To read the […]
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  • Beth Emeth social group attends Cap Rep performance

    By jwadmin on December 27, 2017
    The Renaissance Group (TRG) of Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany recently sponsored a social outing that included dinner at a restaurant and a performance of ‘She Loves Me’ at Capital Repertory Theatre of Albany. Forty TRG members attended. TRG caters to congregants who are 55 and older. From left, Lee Rosen, Beth Emeth Board president; Lauren Iselin, past board president; […]
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  • 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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