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Yiddish Actor Allen Lewis Rickman Comes to Philadelphia Area for ‘Sunshine Boys’

You might recognize Allen Lewis Rickman from Boardwalk Empire, in which he had a recurring role as George Baxter, a salesman in Atlantic City,...

MAE Explores Jewish Heritage Through Art

The Multicultural Arts Exchange (MAE), an organization that puts on family-friendly and affordable arts programming in Northeast Philadelphia, has chosen Jewish heritage as its...

Show Redefines the Diva

Calling All Divas, a jukebox show featuring original songs and classics from the likes of Carole King, Aretha Franklin and Miley Cyrus, opens at...

Award-Winning Drag Queen Eric Jaffe Reflects on Art

In Eric Jaffe’s home, there’s a shelf lined with wigs, a closet full of glittery dresses and a menorah by the front door. Jaffe, 29,...

‘Sing Hallelujah’ Returns for a Second Year

Cantor David Tilman knows one of the best ways to bring the Greater Philadelphia Jewish Community together. “Music and singing is the best way for...

Act II Playhouse Puts ‘Dr. Ruth’ on Stage

Holocaust orphan. Israeli sniper. Sex guru. There aren’t a lot of people who can be described with that particular trifecta, but one who can is...

Playwright Delves into Grandfather’s Past

Jesse Bernstein remembers the first time he heard about his grandfather Arthur’s oddest friendship. He was 15 or 16 when he first learned that Arthur...

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...