Saturday, September 24, 2016 Elul 21, 5776
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Race cards need not all be jokers. Yael Farber aces her efforts at bringing race to the forefront of modern theater audiences and with "Amajuba: Like Doves We Rise," as with other productions helmed by the native South African, the race belongs to the swift. A quiet riot of a roiling piece in which South African actors stand apart on...
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From 'Annie Hall' to the Rock Hall of Fame, Marshall Brickman makes book on real hits
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Jewish Boys? No, it's "Jersey Boys," and, certainly, the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Season won't be mistaken for that of Frankie Valli and the Four Questions. But, in a way, "Jersey Boys" jives with memories of some Jewish boys who knew that learning to walk like a man went way beyond the bimah of the Bar Mitzvah...
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Well, it's not like they're casting for "Yidl Mitn Fidl." After all, "Grease" -- not gevalt -- is the word. But the producers of Broadway's upcoming revival of the 35-year-old musical -- certainly older than any greaser worth his lair of lard these days -- are unctuously devoted to making their own kind of music by staging a coup de...
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Philadelphian awakens to being a Broadway star
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What better time than the heart of winter for Broadway to mend its heart with a much-needed "Spring" break? And "Spring Awakening" is just that, a break from the past prosaic way of performing things on Broadway, where the tried-and-true traditional has become so ho-hum -- with more an emphasis on the first -- that it would even make Tevye...
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What's all this kreplach about Jews and Italians sharing one mind and a million gestures? Show who believes this by a show of hands! And it is in such handiwork -- ever see a Jew and an Italian talking together? It's like a case study in semiotics -- that Steve Solomon has made the wisest of choices: splitting his heritage...
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