Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Elul 21, 5774
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Jay Kholos doesn’t hesitate when asked where he got the idea for A Stoop on Orchard Street , his musical re­telling of the turn-of-the-20th-century Jewish immigrant experience in New York: “The Yankees’ Old-Timers’ Day,” he says with a laugh. Of course, that’s not the whole story behind the show that is now playing at the Dell Theater of the National...
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In the centuries-long history of American theater, there have been numerous examples of popular, critically acclaimed plays and musicals with Jewish themes: Fiddler on the Roof, Broken Glass, Conversations With My Father, Pirates of Penzance, to name a few. No, you haven't wandered into an easily solved version of "One of these things is not like the other." According to...
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Israeli audiences are in on the joke as comedy clubs begin to thrive
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Elyse Glickman, Jewish Exponent Feature
Heard the one about that off-the-wall comedy club in Jerusalem, where, if you bomb on stage, people gasp in horror? In all seriousness, there really is a club in Jerusalem called Off the Wall. However, with a little bit of love and care, the world of stand-up comedy is starting to blossom in Israel. "To experience the comedy scene in...
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Judah Friedlander makes his own trucker hats, which have become so popular that hat companies have begun approriating his styles and designs. His acting has garnered him critical acclaim and award nominations. He will do more comedy shows in a year than there are days in that year. He has played one of the funniest parts on one of the...
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It's easy to see why Andrew Kurtz, the artistic director of Center City Opera Theater, was attracted to the source material for his company's latest offering, Slaying the Dragon, opening this week at the Prince Theater.
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