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Kinky Friedman ‘On the Road Again’ With First New Songs in 40 Years

Kinky Friedman has been resurrected. The self-styled Texas Jewboy, who ran for governor of the state of Texas in 2006 and is famous for such...

Musical Duel Makes Debut U.S. Performance at Congregations of Shaare Shamayim

In opera, there are plenty of famous duels, but on April 9, you can see a new kind: a vocal duel between tenors and...

Cabaret’s Jewish Themes More Relevant Than Ever 50 Years After its Debut

Director B.T. McNicholl hears it every time he leaves the theater. Reads it every time he picks up a review. And while it delights...

Walnut Street Production Brings Jerry Herman’s Leading Ladies to Life

When it comes to bringing strong female characters to the Broadway stage, with a few exceptions perhaps no one comes to mind faster than...

Laughter the Best Medicine for Bob Saget’s Personal Pain

Bob Saget likes to tell the story about the dying old man who gets out of bed and goes into the kitchen for a...

Waiting Tables While Waiting for a Big Break

Brad Zimmerman grew up playing sports. An all-around athlete, he played baseball, soccer, tennis, basketball — everything except hockey. “I had weak ankles,” he laughed....

Washington’s Message to R.I. Jews Echoes More than 200 Years Later

The first president wrote a letter to the Jewish community of Newport, R.I., in 1790. “May the children of the stock of Abraham who dwell...

Producer Brings ‘Curious Incident’ to Life in US, Enjoys Greater Jewish Presence Here

So how does the story of an autistic teenage boy who discovers his neighbor’s dog has been killed and tries to find the culprit...

‘Color Me Bearded’ Puts Colorful Spin on 50-Year Anniversary of Streisand Special

John Jarboe, artistic director of the Bearded Ladies, posing during his musical event “Color Me Bearded.” Copyright Kathryn Raines, 2017 “Audience, can you hear me?”...

Miss Daisy Drives Into a New Era, Same Story

Need a ride? Before Uber and Lyft, there was Hoke Colburn. Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Driving Miss Daisy is heading to Bristol. The play will...