Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Tevye Served Raw, Perchik Served Hot by Rokhl Kafrissen

Two Yiddish ‘Fiddlers’ and Funk-a-Deli

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Friday, April 6, 2018

How An Old Jewish Lullaby Turned Into The Anthem Of The Great Depression by Artsjournal1

The story of "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" and its creators, Jay Gorney and E.Y. "Yip" Harburg.

SOURCE: at 11:03AM
Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Egyptian Artist Who Was Really An Israeli Spying For Mossad by Artsjournal1

"In the early 1950s, a Mossad agent named Shlomo Cohen-Abravanel was sent to Egypt, under the cover-story that he was a French abstract painter named Charduval. Abravanel's fake artist perso…

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Setting 'The Crucible' In An Orthodox Jewish Settlement In The West Bank

An Israeli critic reviewing the production at Tel Aviv's Cameri Theater "wrote that he went into 'aesthetic shock' when he realized that he was not watching Puritans in colonial New England,…

SOURCE: at 09:17AM
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Rokhl’s Golden City by Rokhl Kafrissen

When reality confounds satire, only absurdity will do. There’s still time to take in New Yiddish Rep’s NOZHORN.

SOURCE: at 10:40AM
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Citizens Transformed Into Raging Animals, in Yiddish by Rokhl Kafrissen

New Yiddish Rep just opened NOZHORN, a new translation of Eugène Ionesco’s classic of the surreal stage, RHINOCEROS.

SOURCE: at 03:20PM
Sunday, July 26, 2015

Don't Forget to Laugh! Facing protests, Mel Brooks's 'The Producers' Reminds Us That the Art of a Joke Is All About Context – Tablet Magazine by Brandon Ambrosino

Facing protests, Mel Brooks’s ‘The Producers’ reminds us that the art of a good joke is all about context

SOURCE: at 09:22PM
Monday, May 25, 2015

Burned by Bernie By Marissa Brostoff

The controversial play offering an imagined conversation between Madoff and one of his marks may be obscene, but that's what makes it great

SOURCE: at 05:58PM

Turning Point by Adam Kirsch

A new history argues that it was a single play—Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!—that ushered in the beginning of Broadway's Golden Age

SOURCE: at 05:58PM

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