Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Tammuz 20, 5775
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So, you wanna be a producer? Maybe it helps to have a great director. Susan Stroman had a hit with the flopsweat of her "Producers" on Broadway in 2001; five years later, the director/choreographer - who made body "Contact" with the Tony Award in 2000 - is now watching as her Broadway Bialystock and Bloom bounce off the big screen...
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Melisse Lewine-Boskovich believes that theater has the power to change people's opinions about the world around them. When she works with Jewish and Arab teens from Israel on such projects, she's certain that it has the power to close the gap between cultures torn apart by hatred. Lewine-Boskovich is the director of Peace Child Israel, a nonprofit group based in...
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Yocheved Miriam Russo JE Feature
Negev, Israel In theater, what goes on behind the scenes is often just as entertaining as the show on the stage. That’s especially true for LOGON — the Light Opera Group of the Negev — where almost everyone involved is “something else” in real life. LOGON began as one of those “Let’s put on a show!” ideas — a kind...
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Felix and Oscar and Max and Leo … Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick may be an odd couple of 'Producers,' but they somehow make it all work
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What or who could be an odder couple to celebrate the holidays than Chanukah and Christmas chafing up against each other on the same holy night? Maybe … Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick? The two gentile performers go bump in the night - every night - against Jewish Catskill schtick in an odd couple of projects these snow-blown days: Both...
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
The memories are marrow-deep. Laurie Wagman recalls the special exhilaration of going with her parents and sister to the opera and the theater and the old Robin Hood Dell as a child growing up in Feltonville. "From the first moment I discovered the performing arts, I think I knew that's what I wanted to do. I thank my parents, the...
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