Archive for the 'Plays' Category

“This Is What Researchers Dream about Finding”: a Fragment about “The Dybbuk”

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: “This Is What Researchers Dream about Finding”: a Fragment about “The Dybbuk” on the YIVO Vilna Collections website on February 10, 2016.

Fragment of manuscript by Michal Weichert in the YIVO materials at the Lithuanian Central
State Archives

Sheldon Harnick Raises the Curtain on ‘Fiddler’ Memories

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

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Click Here to Read: Sheldon Harnick Raises the Curtain on ‘Fiddler’ Memories by Masha Leon on the Forward website on January 5, 2016.

‘Fiddler’ lyricist Sheldon Harnick, R, weighed in in on the latest production. With him in this photo is composer Jerry Bock, L, and The Forward’s Masha Leon.

Yoshe Kalb by I.J. Singer

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

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The Museum of the Yiddish Theatre in association with the Museum of Family History’s Education and Research Centre presentsYiddish theatre 101: the play in history: Maurice Schwartz’s Yiddish Art Theatre Production of YOSHE KALB, by I. J. Singer

New Yiddish Rep to Stage ‘GODOT’ & LAND OF FIRE

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: New Yiddish Rep to Stage ‘GODOT’ & LAND OF FIRE at Theater for the New City on the Broadway World.com website on November 23, 2015.

Scenes From Hysterical: Anna Freud’s Story

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Scenes From Hysterical: Anna Freud’s Story: A staged reading benefits the Ali Forney Center, which provides housing to homeless LGBT youth in New York City on the curve website on November 15, 2015.

Avi Hoffman and Suzanne Toren on ‘Death of a Salesman’ and Yiddish

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Avi Hoffman and Suzanne Toren on ‘Death of a Salesman’ and Yiddish by Laura Collins-Highes in The New York Times on November 10, 2015.

Avi Hoffman and Suzanne Toren, who star in the New Yiddish Rep’s production of “Death of a Salesman.”
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Yiddish Breathes New Life Into ‘Death of a Salesman’

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Yiddish Breathes New Life Into ‘Death of a Salesman’ by Ezra Glinter on the Forward Website on October 16, 2015

Click Here to Read: ‘DEATH OF A SALESMAN’ IS AMERICAN, NOT YIDDISH: The New Yiddish Rep’s admirable production of the Arthur Miller classic shows how lucky we are the playwright left his Jewish heritage behind By David Mikics on the Tablet Website on October 16, 2015.

Yiddish Theatre LIVES! Death of a Salesman

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

AviHoffmanClick Here to Read: Discovered in Translation: Actor Avi Hoffman Plays a Yiddish-Speaking Willy Loman on the Stage Buddy website.

Click Here to Read:  Arthur Miller’s 100th birthday, a rebirth on Broadway on the Newsday website on October 6,2015.

Click Here to Read: Willy Loman as a Wandering Jew in New Yiddish Rep’s ‘Death of a Salesman on The American Theatre.org website on October 9, 2015. (more…)

Laurie Anderson on New Work, HABEAS CORPUS

Monday, September 21st, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Laurie Anderson on New Work, HABEAS CORPUS: “I think meditators are the people who will understand this best” on the Garrison Institute website on September 21, 2015.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Performs at the White House Poetry Jam

Monday, August 31st, 2015

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Click Here to View: Lin-Manuel Miranda Performs at the White House Poetry Jam: (8 of 8) on YouTube.

Click Here to View:  Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Wedding Surprise for  Wife Vanessa on YouTube.

New Yiddish Rep to Stage DEATH OF A SALESMAN This Fall

Friday, July 24th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: New Yiddish Rep to Stage DEATH OF A SALESMAN This Fall on the Broadway World.com website on July 23, 2015.

Voodoo, a Harlem Renaissance opera, revived in New York

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Voodoo, a Harlem Renaissance opera, revived in New York By Fred Mazelis on the World Socialist Web Site on July 2, 2015.

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Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream By David Walsh on the World Socialist Web Site on June 24, 2015.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream [Photo credit: Theatre for a New Audience]

Picnics, Plato and Pleats: Death in Venice at Wormsley

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Picnics, Plato and Pleats: Death in Venice at Wormsley by Paul Levy on his Plain English blog on June 22, 2015.

‘My Perfect Mind’ Softens Fear of the Fallible With the Stuff of Slapstick

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Review: ‘My Perfect Mind’ Softens Fear of the Fallible With the Stuff of Slapstick By Ben Brantley in The New York Times on June 17, 2015.

Paul Hunter, left, and Edward Petherbridge in the play “My Perfect Mind” at 59E59 Theaters. CreditSara Krulwich/The New York Times

Too Much Greek Love?

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Too Much Greek Love? by Paul Levy on his Plain English blog on June 18, 2015.

Angus Wright and Jessica Brown Findlay by Manuel Harlan

Two by Wolf in Three Languages

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Two by Wolf in Three Languages on the New Yiddish Rep website.

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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.

Kate Fleetwood

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