“Di Goldene Kale (The Golden Bride)” in New York

Yiddish Opera Di Goldene Kale (the Golden Bride) will be live in New York and runs from Dec. 2 through Jan. 3 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, Lower Manhattan
An article about the show appears in the New York Times:
Previews December 2 – 6
Performances December 8 – January 3
Gala Opening Night
Tuesday | December 8 | 7:30 P.M.

Wednesdays & Thursdays | 2 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.*
Saturdays | 7:30 P.M.
Sundays | 2 P.M. & 6 P.M.
Fridays | December 25 & January 1| 12 P.M.
*No 7:30 P.M. Performance on December 31

NYTF opens its 101st season with Di Goldene Kale (The Golden Bride), first seen on stage in the Roaring 20s. In this operetta, Goldele, a poor girl from the shtetl, inherits a fortune from her estranged father and embarks on a mission to find both her long-lost mother and her husband-to-be.…

Yiddish operetta “Di Goldene Kale (The Golden Bride)” at Rutgers August 5

August 5 2015 at 7pm at Rutgers University in New Jersey will be the first orchestrated performance in 70 years of the Operetta “di Goldene Kale” The Golden Bride with music by Joseph Rumshinsky. This performance will showcase the reconstruction of the operetta by Michael Ochs, a scholar and librarian who worked at Harvard and found the manuscript there 35 years ago. Di Goldene Kale became a smash hit for Rumshinsky who wrote beautiful romantic melodies. Zalman Mlotek of the Folksbiene National Yiddish Theater in NYC will conduct. A company of singers from New York City’s National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene, accompanied by the Mason Gross Muzikers orchestra, will perform the operetta. For full details and to get tickets:

Di Goldene Kale takes place at 7 p.m.…

Zalmen Mlotek and Moishe Rosenfeld Revive Golden Land thru Jan 6

The musical, The Golden Land, originally created by Zalmen Mlotek and Moishe Rosenfeld in 1984 told the ‘poignant yet joyous saga of the Eastern European Jewish immigration to America’ from their first glimpses of the Statue of Liberty through their battles for social justice and … continues through mid-century history.
Now playing at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue at 25th Street.
Phone:(646) 312-4085
Transit: 23 St
For tickets, performance times and dates:

Iron Curtain Musical Off-Broadway

Iron Curtain features a book by Susan DiLallo, music by Stephen Weiner and lyrics by Peter Mills. Nov. 5-27, at The Baruch Performing Arts Center.
This comedy features the story of two hapless Jewish songwriters who get captured by the KGB and have madcap adventures creating success in Russia. now, will they get their freedom back??.
Baruch College
East 25th Street between Lexington and Third Avenue.
Tickets are $50, with premium seating available for $65.
To purchase tickets visit
or call (212) 352-3101.

To read about the story of this musical:

“Working, the Musical” debut performance

Saturday, October 15 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Jewish Federation 550 S. Second St. Arcadia, 91106 CA

Hazzan Judy Sofer and colleagues are having four performances of their debut production for the Cultural Arts Program of Greater San Gabriel Pomona Valleys.
Saturday, Oct. 15 at 8:00
Sunday, Oct. 16 at 2:00
Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8:00
Sunday, October 23 at 2:00
Tickets are $36 – Premiere seating
$25- General Seating
$10- Students and children

NJ Premiere of Rachel and Leah:

NJ Premiere of Rachel and Leah: A New Musical composed by Elizabeth Swados
Saturday, November 12 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
at the
Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal Park, NJ
100 Grant Avenue
Deal Park, NJ
Rachel and Leah
A New Musical Premieres at the Axelrod
November 12, 2011 8 p.m. One Show Only!
Tony Award nominee, Elizabeth Swados, has composed Rachel and Leah: A New Musical about the biblical matriarchs that will have its New Jersey concert premiere at The Axelrod Performing Arts Perhaps, best known for her Broadway and international smash hit Runaways, Elizabeth Swados infuses more than 30 years of artistry and flavor into the music of Rachel and Leah: A New Musical. The Obie Award-winning composer has collaborated on this latest work with her apprentice of six years, Rebecca Keren (Book & Lyrics) and off-Broadway’s rising star, Daniella Rabbani (Book).…

Traveling the Yiddishland – A Musical Story

Traveling the Yiddishland – A Musical Story by Dmitri ‘Zisl’ Slepovitch

“Traveling the Yiddishland” by Dmitri Slepovitch presented by the National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene – is a musical/ multimedia journey across the routes of the Yiddish song’s history in the 20th century Eastern Europe– brought to the modern audiences through the original videos, live singing, playing, and DJ-ing.

The program is based on the Yiddish song, traditional and original Litvak klezmer tunes, documentary footage, and storytelling. But most importantly, it is a multi-vectored dialog that creates a link to the rich traditional heritage.

Monday, June 13 at 7:00pm
Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Ave. at East 25th St.
New York, NY

General admission: $20
For tickets, call 646-312-5073 or 866-811-4111.…

Audition for the Harvard Yiddish Players’ Fall Production of Shulamis

ShulamithAudition for the Harvard Yiddish Players’ Fall Production of Shulamis
Love. Deception. Revenge. Yiddish.
AUDITION FOR THE HARVARD YIDDISH PLAYERS’ FALL PRODUCTION OF SHULAMIS! Audition for Harvard’s landmark production of the most popular Yiddish play of all time – Shulamis: a timeless Biblical operetta of love and deception, of the price of …revenge and the power of forgiveness. Our production will feature a new translation, a new musical score, a live orchestra, masks, avant-garde design elements, and innovative choreography. Songs will be performed in Yiddish (with supertitles), while the dialogue will be in English. NO PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF YIDDISH REQUIRED. Actors and singers, please come prepared with a song (ideally a musical theater or opera selection). Dancers are encouraged to audition for our dance-only corps. We are looking for actors, dancers, and singers of all ages and backgrounds for a large ensemble cast.…

‘A Night in the Old Marketplace’ in Philly

A Night in the Old Marketplace
September 28 – October 21 2007
Book and Lyrics by Glen Berger
Music by Frank London
Conceived by Alexandra Aron
Inspired by I.L. Peretz

Klezmer giant and Grammy-winner Frank London and Emmy-winner Glen Berger spin a magic tale set to Klezmer music of spirits who come alive to right an ancient wrong in this fantastic journey to rediscover the meaning of faith.
For details about performances at the Prince Music Theater:

New Musical Next Spring at Theater J in DC

Playbill carries an article about a new Jewish musical scheduled for this season’s Spring event in DC. Called David in Shadow and Light, it’s based on the life of King David, with libretto by Yehuda Hyman, music by Daniel Hoffman, choreography by Peter DiMuro and the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange and direction by Nick Olcott.The musical, commissioned by Theater J together with the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity, will be presented next Spring in May 6-June 22, 2008.


Gilbert and Sullivan’s
Di Yam Gazlonim (“The Pirates of Penzance” in Yiddish)
Book and Lyrics by Al Grand
Directed by Allen Lewis Rickman
Musical Direction by Zalmen Mlotek
Starring Jacob Feldman, Stephen Mo Hanan, Genette Lane, Dani Marcus and Steve Sterner
With Ashley Adler, Itzy Firestone, Susanne Kobb, Stuart Marshall, Eyal Sherf,
Allen Lewis Rickman, Yelena Shmulenson-Rickman, Yankl Salant, D. Zhonzinsky

March 18 – April 1

March 18: 2pm & 6pm
March 21: 2pm & 8pm
March 22: 2pm & 8pm
March 24: 8pm
March 25: 2pm & 6pm
March 28: 2pm & 8pm
March 29: 2pm & 8pm
March 31: 8pm
April 1: 2pm

In Yiddish
with English and Russian Translation Supertitles
The Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Family Auditorium
at The JCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th St

For Tickets and Info call 212-279-4200
or visit (listed under ³Pirates of Penzance in Yiddish)
For information about
The National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene, visit us on the web at

“Purim in Khelm”

You are cordially invited to four free New York-area
performances of a new Yiddish musical comedy, “Purim
in Khelm”, presented by the National Yiddish Theatre –
Folksbiene and sponsored by the City University of New

“Purim in Khelm” features a professional cast,
klezmorim, and original Yiddish songs, and is
presented in Yiddish with English and Russian

by Motl Didner and Miryem-Khaye Seigel

An original Yiddish musical comedy
Presented with English and Russian supertitles

Featuring: Ashley Adler, Leizer Burko, Itzy Firestone,
Richard Kass, Susanne Nancy Kobb, David Mandelbaum,
Stuart Marshall, Freydale Zynstein-Oz, Harry Peerce
and Miryem-Khaye Seigel

With Art Bailey, Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer

FOUR FREE PERFORMANCES sponsored by the City
University of New York

1) Tuesday, February 27 – Hunter College, Kaye
Playhouse – 7 PM.…

Ruth and Naomi Raise Your Spirits in Israel
On stage in Alon Shvut, Gush Etzion, Israel is the season’s newest SMASH
HIT musical production – RUTH & NAOMI in the Fields of Bethlehem.

RUTH & NAOMI is the fourth production of the Efrat/Gush Etzion Raise Your Spirits
Summer Stock Festival. It follows Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “JOSEPH & The Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat” and two other original musicals, “ESTHER & The Secrets in The
King’s Court” and “NOAH! Ride the Wave!” “ESTHER,” “NOAH!” and “RUTH & NAOMI” were
all written by the team of Arlene Chertoff, Toby Klein Greenwald and Sharon Katz.
The music for “RUTH & NAOMI” was composed by Mitch Clyman.

Raise Your Spirits has already performed for more than 20,000 women and raised more
than 400,000 NIS for charity.

This year’s production is totally sold out until the middle of November, but tickets
are still available for November 20th and November 30th.…

Journey to Jerusalem will make Toronto Debut in 2006

On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM, “the Jewish people’s oratorio”, will make its Toronto debut in April, 2006. Conducted by the Canadian composer, EYAL BITTON. Journey to Jerusalem is an’ epic and majestic oratorio’ by EYAL BITTON recounting the 5000-year journey of the Jewish people. Composed for Jerusalem’s 3000th anniversary, it premiered in 1996 as an Official Jerusalem 3000 Event under the auspices of Israeli Consul General Daniel Gal. It was performed by a 25-piece orchestra and a 175-person choir at Salle Claude-Champagne. The Toronto production with feature CANTOR TIBOR KOVARI …Tenor and
MICHELE TREDGER …Soprano. Eyal Bitton is currently the Choir Director of Toronto’s Beth Tikvah Synagogue Choir, formerly conducted by Srul Irving Glick. For more information about the upcoming production view the website at:

MARILYN SOKOL in Me and My Fanny

MARILYN SOKOL in Me and My Fanny
From Marilyn Sokol, the Emmy, Obie, and Bistro Award-Winning Actress/Singer/Comedienne who brought you the smash hit Guilt Without Sex comes Me and My Fanny, a jubilant tribute to Fanny Brice – the late, great Star of Stage, Screen, Radio, and TV, the original funny girl about whom the Broadway musical was written. Sokol performs seldom-sung Brice – musical gems from Burlesque and Vaudeville to The Ziegfeld Follies and Film – and poignantly reinvents familiar favorites. Fun ensues as Marilyn intertwines little-known Brice stories with her own personal anecdotes. Her distinctive voice and hilarious delivery, combined with a book written by Sokol and Scott Margolin, and Musical Direction by MAC Award-Winner Ian Herman make Me and My Fanny a joyful celebration.…

PARADE at “Bound4Broadway”

“Bound4Broadway” (, a nonprofit youth theatre company in the Washington, DC area, is currently in production for “Parade”, the tragic, true story of the trial and lynching of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn- born Jew, living in Georgia in 1913. The show won Tony? Awards for Best Book and Best Score in 2000.
The show is scheduled for performances
June 18-20, 2004 and June 25-26, 2004
Georgetown Prep. School in Rockville, MD.
for additional information….