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In New York opera circles, an autograph request from her, the mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade said, was considered “a special type of approval.”
Nora Bayes, one of the brightest stars of early Broadway and vaudeville, has lain for decades in an unmarked grave in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.
Its patrician days behind it, a struggling theater troupe on the Upper East Side of Manhattan is hoping to reach 100.
Five performers who separated from strict Hasidic enclaves are drawing on their pasts in the New Yiddish Repertory’s production of a 1907 work, “God of Vengeance.”
While the show has taken the theater world by storm, its undefeated softball team goes virtually unnoticed each Thursday in the park. (No tickets required.)
More than four decades after a production at Shell Bank Junior High School, the cast members, now in their mid-50s, met up again to watch the latest Broadway production.
Norman Roth, 77, is a retired accountant who for the past 28 years has written a new Purim spiel skit each year.
An Irish theater group visits the last vestige of the old Yiddish theater district, and then McSorley’s.
Martin Rayner plays a dying Freud in the Off Broadway play "Freud's Last Session" even as he battles cancer himself.
Al Hirschfeld's chair and desk remained undisturbed over the eight years since his death in 2003, as if in mourning. But now they are being moved.
Matt Hirschfeld is an artist hoping to follow in the footsteps of the legendary illustrator Al Hirschfeld, whom he claims as a relative.
As comfortable as if he were in his own living room, Michael Colby, 63, lounged in a plush chair in the lobby of the Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan and enjoyed a fruit plate.
Michael Colby spent years living at the famous Manhattan hotel, which his grandparents owned, and has written a memoir about growing up there.
Eli Bosnick, 27, is a leader of the Magnets, a group of magic enthusiasts in New York who meet for Monday night “jams.”
Toby, the rat kept by the teenager with autism in “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” is so popular her role has been expanded.
A clinical psychologist and her patient will appear in a show called “Borderline,” which features the two women playing themselves and dealing with the patient’s borderline personality…
Brad Zimmerman traded his restaurant misery for “My Son the Waiter, a Jewish Tragedy,” writing about the frustrations and absurdities of dealing with diners in New York City.
The Canadian government says that the home of the Caravan Stage Company, a ship called the Amara Zee that travels from town to town, can no longer be classified as a pleasure craft.
The life of George Rose, a veteran of the London and Broadway stages who was murdered in 1988, was filled with eccentricities and mystery.
A group of aging performers meets nearly every day in a small plaza on Ninth Avenue, remembering the old days but also chatting about current work.
Regan Kimmel, 58, keeps busy bending wire into masterpieces while working as the stage doorman at the Longacre Theater.
Ron Maxwell, an auxiliary New York City police officer by day, has a nocturnal identity that involves dressing in drag for “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
Decades ago, Hovey Burgess, 72, ran away with the circus, and in a sense he has never left; he now teaches aspiring performers the skills of a clown at the Tisch School of the Arts.
Aimee Kislin, an assistant store manager in New Jersey, is obsessed with Broadway shows and has seen the musical “Once” 95 times and “American Idiot” 146 times.
Lois Kirschenbaum, 79, shows up nightly for opera and ballet performances, determinedly getting into the show on the cheap and often meeting the performers by the stage door afterward.
A former New York City police officer who established himself as an exotic dancer while he was working on the force now has written and stars in an Off Broadway production about - what else?…
A 43-year-old Midwesterner raised Episcopalian is helping to keep Yiddish theater alive and well, long after its heyday in New York.
At 97, the legendary comic Professor Irwin Corey regularly panhandles near the Queens-Midtown Tunnel for a charity that helps needy Cuban children.
The actress Shifra Lerer, who died at age 95, performed on stage until she was 90 and was among Yiddish theater’s crossover stars.