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Play by ‘Poet of the Philly Streets’ Revived

Clifford Odets’ drama Awake and Sing, a classic of the American social realist genre that deals with Americanized Jewish immigrants in New York in...

Jacob Heimer Plays Composer in ‘Beautiful’

The lives of Jacob Heimer’s grandparents, even after they both died, served as a reminder that he could do anything, including pursue his Broadway...

Play Aims To Capture Post-College Malaise

Adam Blum is 23, decently educated and dreams of becoming a television writer. So why is he living on his parents’ couch? And to...

Penn State Student Makes Some Magic

Unlike many college sophomores, Jake Schwartz has figured out what he wants to do with the rest of his life — magic. “Magic has this...

Theatre Ariel Presents Southern Gothic Play

The Man in the Sukkah represents a few firsts for Theatre Ariel, the Jewish theater that presents salon-style play readings in private homes. It’s the...

Jewish Heritage Tied to ‘I Hate Hamlet’ at Bucks County Playhouse

The comedy I Hate Hamlet opened at the Bucks County Playhouse on Nov. 9, and it’s a coming home in a sense for playwright...

Local Jewish Girls Star in Walnut Street Theatre’s ‘Matilda the Musical’

Nine-year-old Ellie Biron was in Israel when she learned she had gotten an audition for the title role in Matilda the Musical at Walnut...

Tovah Feldshuh Talks ‘Dancing with Giants’

Tovah Feldshuh enters the sanctuary at Congregation Rodeph Shalom in a short, sleeveless black dress and almost immediately wants to know if her interview...

A Capella Competition Marks Second Year

By Benay Stein Five groups of college students made a different kind of music Nov. 4 at Beth Sholom Congregation, as the Elkins Park synagogue played...

Klezmer Trumpeter Susan Watts Brings ‘Soul Songs’ to the Stage

From the time Susan Watts was born, her mother, the great klezmer drummer Elaine Hoffman Watts, taught her to love and appreciate music. Her family...