Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Kislev 3, 5775
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A PBS documentary premiering on New Year's Day traces the history of Jews' fingerprints on America's greatest shows, complete with interviews, archival performance footage, and, of course, plenty of show tunes.
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Immigration advocacy meets the stage: How the managing attorney for HIAS in Philadelphia put together a coalition of a dozen organizations in order to bring an immigration-themed performance to the area.
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A South Jersey-based lawyer and playwright shares his memories of growing up in Brooklyn in a new drama staged at the Adrienne Theatre in Center City.
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Helen Gottstein sits at the head of the room with her legs crossed and a scarf draped over her head. She tells the Philadelphia audience seated before her that she lives in Jerusalem and is a mother of 10 children, none of whom she wants serving in the Israeli army.
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Jay Kholos doesn’t hesitate when asked where he got the idea for A Stoop on Orchard Street , his musical re­telling of the turn-of-the-20th-century Jewish immigrant experience in New York: “The Yankees’ Old-Timers’ Day,” he says with a laugh. Of course, that’s not the whole story behind the show that is now playing at the Dell Theater of the National...
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