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‘Spelling Bee’ Brings Out the Child in Us

How do you spel kat? What do you mean that’s rong? Obviously, you’re not familiar with The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. That’s the Broadway musical...

‘Ruggedly Jewish’ a Search for One’s Identity

The last time Bob Garfield performed on stage was in the eighth grade. The show was the classic The Lottery, although the winning ticket...

Opera Philadelphia Festival to Include Barnes-centric Performance Debut

Opera enthusiasts will have themselves a musical feast as Opera Philadelphia’s inaugural O17 festival spreads across the city from Sept. 14 to 25. The much-hyped...

Jews Continue to be Fringe Elements for Annual Festival

A musical called As the Matzo Ball Turns set in a Los Angeles deli. A “comedy” involving a Jewish-Palestinian romance and discussions about Zionism and...

‘Other Desert Cities’ Cultivates Fruitful Familial Drama

Swap Egypt for Palm Springs, and you’ve got a different story of Jews (kind of) wandering in the desert. Other Desert Cities begins on Christmas...

Tame Protests Breached Roger Waters’ Concerts In and Out of Wells Fargo

“Let’s get a buzz real quick and then switch to beer,” one middle-aged man suggested to his white-haired buddies less than 50 feet from...

Southern Avenue Brings Memphis Music to Walnut Street

Ori Naftaly remembers listening to his father’s expansive record collection with “all the famous blues guys” as he was growing up in Netanya, Israel. He’s...

Man of Many Métiers Shares His Melodic Passion

Andy Kahn was introduced to music and theater at a young age: At 9, he started acting and, at 14, he took on piano...

Moshav Band Returns for Mekor Habracha Benefit Concert

To put Moshav Band’s eclectic sound into words, lead vocalist Yehuda Solomon said it’s really best described as a falafel sandwich. “You take a pita...

Steve Rosen Rocks the Comedy Boat in Old Classic and New Show at the...

They say to combat stagefright by imagining the audience in their underwear, but for Steve Rosen at the age of 7, the roles reversed,...