Archive for the 'Plays' Category

Whether Villains or Martyrs They’re Lions’ Lunch

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

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Click here to Read:  Whether Villains or Martyrs They’re Lions’ Lunch by Paul Levy his Plain English blog on May 22, 2015.

Michael Fabiano as Poliuto ©Tristram Kenton

High Society no Longer Exists, but it’s Worth Making a Song and Dance about It

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: High Society no Longer Exists, but it’s Worth Making a Song and Dance about It by Paul Levy on his Plain English blog on May 20, 2015.

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Stalin Was One Tough Critic

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Stalin Was One Tough Critic by Ted Merwin in the Jewish Week on May 12, 2015.

Gera Sandler stars as Solomon Mikhoets in The New Yiddish Reps “Making Stalin Laugh.” Yanet Yahlet

Mike Leigh’s Piratical Sense of Duty

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Mike Leigh’s Piratical Sense of Duty by Paul Levy on his Plain English blog on May 12, 2015/

Making medieval German sing

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Making medieval German sing: Class explores literature, gender through performance in the Harvard Gazzette on May 5, 2015.

Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

And the Buffalo Roam

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: And the Buffalo Roam by Paul Levy on his Plain Englsih Website on April 28, 2015.

Together Dancing Cheek to Cheek

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Together Dancing Cheek to Cheek by Paul Levy on the Plain English Website on April 20, 2015.

Cymbeline: Michael Almereyda returns to Shakespeare

Monday, April 13th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Cymbeline: Michael Almereyda returns to Shakespeare By David Walsh on The World Socialist Web Site on April 11m 2015.

Yiddish Theater to Join Forces With Heritage Museum

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Yiddish Theater to Join Forces With Heritage Museum Partnership could give group a permanent home for the first time in more than four decades By Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal on March 30, 2015.

Jonathan Raviv and Russell Arden Koplin in the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s production of ‘Lies My Father Told Me.’ PHOTO: MICHAEL PRIEST

The Drama of Henrietta Schnitzer

Friday, March 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  The Drama of Henrietta Schnitzer By Chana Pollack on the Forward website on March 26, 2015.

Yiddish Production of ‘Death of a Salesman’ Coming to Off-Broadway

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Yiddish Production of ‘Death of a Salesman’ Coming to Off-Broadway by Andrew R. Chow in The New York Times on March 22, 2015.

Once a Kingdom: The Life of Maurice Schwartz and the Yiddish Art Theatre

Friday, February 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Once a Kingdom: The Life of Maurice Schwartz and the Yiddish Art Theatre by Martin Boris on The Museum of Family History website.

In Boston, Klezmer musical spoofs Jewish infighting

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

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Click Here to Read: In Boston, Klezmer musical spoofs Jewish infighting:  Based on a novel by Israel Zangwill, ‘The King of Second Avenue’ pits an uptown Ashkenazi mogul against a downtown Sephardi ‘schnorrer’ with nothing but ‘kishkes’
BY Matt Lebovic in The Israel Times on February 20, 2015.

Northwestern University Professor David E. Tolchinsky’s Debut Play to Premiere in NYC

Monday, February 9th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Northwestern University Professor David E. Tolchinsky’s Debut Play to Premiere in NYC on the Broadway World Chicago Website on February 5, 2015.

Goethe-Institut Boston to Present A Case Named Freud

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Goethe-Institut Boston to Present A Case Named Freud,  Commemorating 70th Anniversary of the Holocaust on the Broadway World website on December 23, 2014.

Kenneth Lonergan Is the Greatest Jewish Playwright You Didn’t Know Was Jewish

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Kenneth Lonergan Is the Greatest Jewish Playwright You Didn’t Know Was Jewish ‘This Is Our Youth,’ with Tavi Gevinson and Michael Cera, portrays the ‘pathetic remnants of Upper West Side Jewish liberalism’ By Tal Kra-Oz on the Tablet website on December 3, 2014.

Michael Cera and Tavi Gevinson in a scene from ‘This Is Our Youth.’ (Brigitte Lacombe)

Behind the Urbane Wit, a Crackling Fervor for His Art Ben Brantley on Mike Nichols

Friday, November 21st, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Behind the Urbane Wit, a Crackling Fervor for His Art Ben Brantley on Mike Nichols By Ben Brantley in The New York Times on November. 20, 2014.

Click Here to Read: Mike Nichols, Urbane Director Loved by Crowds and Critics, Dies at 83 By Bruce Weber in The New York Times on November 20, 2014.

Therapist and Patient Share a Theater of Hurt

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Therapist and Patient Share a Theater of Hurt by Corey Kilgannon in The New York Times on November 5, 2014.

The Chairs at CMP

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  A production of the play, The Chairs on  Friday, November 7, 2014 • 7:30-9:30 PM at  CMPS, 16 West 10th Street, New York City.

Ghosts In The Sukkah

Friday, October 17th, 2014

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Scenes from Jennie Romaine and Shane Baker’s “The Haunted Sukke.”  JH. Borts.