“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.…

A New York City Gala Concert by Warsaw’s Only Yiddish Theater

WHAT: The Shalom Foundation and The National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene
Presents: A New York City Gala Concert by Warsaw’s Only Yiddish Theater

WHEN: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 @ 7pm
WHERE: The Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, New York City
COST: $20, $15 Folksbiene/Museum of Jewish Heritage members, $10 students

CONTACT: Box Office: 646-437-4202

Murmurs & Incantations

Aug. 21-22, 2013, 8:00 PM
World Premiere of Yuval Ron’s original score
for the Off-Broadway immersive theater production in NYC:
A mixed-media, immersive theater piece by award-winning performance artist and playwright Dahn Hiuni
Original music composed by Yuval Ron
Location: Mixed Greens, 531 West 26th Street, First Floor, New York, NY 10001.
Tickets: Click here. For more info: Click here.
An artist with creative block meets the ghost of his grandfather, a rabbi killed in the Holocaust.

Mogulesco: A Tale of Yiddish Theater

Mogulesco: A Tale of Yiddish Theater
Monday, December 3

The Tufts University Department of Music presents the musical revue Mogulesco: A Tale of Yiddish Theater, written by Mark Slobin, in the Distler Performance Hall at the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 8 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by the Tufts University Department of Music, Tufts Hillel, and 3Ps.

The performance features the work of Zelig (Sigmund) Mogulesco (1856-1914), who is often called the “Charlie Chaplin of the Yiddish theatre”. Mogulesco was known for his comedy, agility, and also songwriting. The performance is directed by Michael Morris with music by the Jumbo Knish Factory, Tufts’ Klezmer ensemble under the direction of Michael McLaughlin, and a cast of Tufts student performers.



The National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene brings back the beloved musical, “The Golden Land,” for five weeks, from Sunday October 28 to December 2, with an opening on Sunday November 4 at 6pm. Created by Zalmen Mlotek and Moishe Rosenfeld, and directed by Bryna Wasserman, this new production of “The Golden Land” (which premiered Off-Broadway in 1985) reimagines the show’s scenic design and staging to heighten the theatrical experience for contemporary audiences. The innovative book and score uses period music and other source material to create a richly textured evocation of Jewish immigrant life in New York from the 1880’s into the 1910s, and again, in a second starkly different phase immediately before and after World War II.…

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).…

Hampton Synagogue Hosts National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

Saturday, September 3, 9:00pm ~ Berman Sanctuary
Followed by dessert reception in the Edelstein Hall of the Kaylie Center
The National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene presents “Rising Stars of the Yiddish Stage”
Committed to finding new ways of bringing this rich cultural heritage to life for new generations, the Folksbiene presents an electrifying concert starring some of the hottest young talent performing new songs and new interpretations of the classics.

Dani Marcus | Nimmy Weisbrod | Rachel Yucht | Daniella Rabbani | Avram Mlotek | Dmitri “Zisl-Yeysef” Slepovitch | Shane Baker

Musical Direction: Zalmen Mlotek
An internationally recognized authority on Yiddish folk and theater music, Zalmen Mlotek is the Artistic Director of the National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene. Mlotek brought Yiddish-Klezmer music to Broadway
and Off-Broadway stages as co-creator of Those Were the Days, the first bilingual musical | Subtitled in English | RSVP: 631.288.0534 ext.10 or online @

The Hampton Synagogue
154 Sunset Avenue
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978 …

The Adventures of Mazel and Schlimazel at the Toronto Fringe Festival

Palmerston Library Theatre
560 Palmerston Ave.
Toronto, ON
Mazel and Schlimazel is an all-original musical adaptation of a folkloric children’s tale of Yiddish/Jewish origin. Lorie and her band of spirited Klezmer musicians provide live music to this classic tale while it is presented, full of humour, suspense and surprise, by an expert storyteller.

The spirits of good luck and bad luck are at it again; only this time, the life of Tam, a young peasant lad, is on the line. In this music…al adventure, join the debonair Mazel and the wicked Schlimazel as they try to take control of Tam’s destiny while he tries to capture the heart of the king’s daughter.

This event is co-sponsored by the Ashkenaz Foundation
“The Adventures Mazel and Schlimazel” at the Fringe Festival!…

The Nora Theater Company’s Production of Silver Spoon

Wednesday, May 25 · 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Central Square Theater
450 Massachussettes Avenue
Cambridge, MA

More Info
Join Miles Rapoport, Lisa Danetz, Lew Finfer, Renee Loth, Jeff Malachowsky, Arnie Miller, Josh Posner, Paul Summit, Ben Taylor, Brenda Wright, Robert Zevin, and Silver Spoon Co-Creators Amy Merrill and Si Kahn for an evening of musical theater, meeting friends, and mulling the future to benefit Demos and The American Prospect.

6:00 – 7:15: Reception and conversation with American Prospect Editor Kit Rachlis, Demos and American Prospect President Miles Rapoport, Si Kahn, and Amy Merrill.

7:30 – 9:30: Reserved tickets to evening performance of Silver Spoon.

Ticket Prices:
$100 – Participant
$250 – Picket Captain (2 tickets)
$1,000 – Movement Builder (4 tickets)
Proceeds shared by Demos and The American Prospect.…

New Worlds: A Celebration of I.L. Peretz: Di Tsvey Brider (The Two Brothers)

November 11–21, 2010
I.L.Peretz poster New Worlds: A Celebration of I.L. Peretz: Di Tsvey Brider (The Two Brothers)
Directed by Matthew ‘Motl’ Didner
Choreography by by Rebecca Warner
Original score and Music Direction by Dmitri Slepovitch
You will also see Rafael Goldwasser’s piece, “A Gilgl Fun A Nign” (The Metamorphosis of a Melody)

Peformance Schedule
Thursday, November 11th 2pm and 8pm
Saturday November 13th at 8pm
Sunday November 14th at 2pm and 6pm
Wednesday November 17th at 2pm and 8pm
Thursday November 18th at 2pm and 8pm
Saturday November 20th at 8pm
Sunday November 21st at 2pm and 6pm

Location: Baruch Performing Arts Center at CUNY’s Baruch College
Address: 55 Lexington Ave. (at East 25th St.)
For tickets, please call 646-312-5073 (box office) or Order Online…

“Broads of Broadway” Cabaret in Skokie

Kimber Leigh Nussbaum, a Vocalist with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, will
Perform “Broads of Broadway” Cabaret Show at the Skokie Theatre

When: Sunday, September 26, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Where: Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie, IL 60077
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
More Information and to Order Tickets: Call the Skokie Theatre, 847-677-7761 or visit

On September 26, 2010, Kimber Leigh Nussbaum, a singer who has won rave reviews
for her performances with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band and her one-woman
shows, is again bringing her talents to the Skokie Theatre in an exhilarating
cabaret show featuring the great ladies and great songs of The Great White Way.
The intimate performance, titled Broads of Broadway, will feature a collection
of both popular and unique songs from musical theatre, both past and current,
that inspired Nussbaum as a young girl and keep her inspired today.…


The only West-Coast Appearance
Tuesday evening, February 17, 2009
(“The Schaechter Daughters”)

A musical revue about kids, young and older,
and their relationships with each other, with their parents,
and with the world around them.
The songs are in Yiddish.
**Translations are provided.**
For young, old, and everyone in between!
For the Yiddish-fluent, Yiddish-challenged and Yiddish-ignorant!
Bring your kids and grandkids for a truly inspirational evening!
The performers:

Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 7:30 P.M.
Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Admission: $18 Students: $8 Children under 6: Free
contact: Miriam Koral @ California Institute for Yiddish Language and
(310) 745-1190;
Made possible by support from the Ruth/Allen Ziegler Foundation, Luis
and Lee Lainer, Chic Wolk…

‘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:

“A Night In The Old Marketplace”

A Night in the Old Marketplace PosterFRANK LONDON’S ” A NIGHT IN THE OLD MARKETPLACE”

Ron Caswell, tuba, bass
Brandon Seabrook guitar, banjo, mandolin
Art Bailey keyboards, accordion
Aaron Alexander, drums
And vocalists… La Tanya Hall, Manu Narayan (star of Broadway’s
Bombay Dreams), Craig
Wedren (from Shudder to Think), The Klezmatic’s Lorin Sklamberg and
many others featured on the recording,

“A Night In The Old Marketplace”

CD Release Party:

Monday, March 26th 8pm
Barrow Street Theater
27 Barrow Street
New York

Tickets via Telecharge 212-239-6200 or 800-432-7250
For more information read this POSTER with INFO

Running Time:
75 minutes, with no intermission

May be inappropriate for 10 and under.
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Important Notice
Performance begin promptly. Latecomers will not be seated!…


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

New York Musical theatre Festival

The New York Musical Theatre Festival, the original home of Altar Boyz, [title of show], The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Gutenberg! The Musical, the Big Voice and Nerds:// A Musical Software Satire, among many others, will be accepting submissions for their Next Link Project from JANUARY 1, 2007 through MARCH 1, 2007. The Next Link Project is the NYMTF central series of new musicals, accounting for 18 of the 30+ productions in each year’s festival. NYMTF maintain an open submissions policy and a blind evaluation process to ensure that writers from every level of the theatre community, from working professionals to those whose work has not yet been produced, are given the opportunity to participate.
For complete information:
For more information, and to begin the online submission process, see:


Sunday FEB 4th
at 10:30 am
at the Metro Theater 4
in Santa Barbara

We are grateful to all of you, that helped us be chosen out of hundreds of film at this great festival to have an additional screening.
Enter the funny, larger-than-life world of Yiddish Theater through this documentary film about the amazing woman who has kept the oldest running Yiddish Theater in America alive. Zypora Spaisman is a Holocaust survivor who
conquers all hearts in her passion for art, lifeand Yiddish.
This heartwarming story of one unique woman’s struggle portrays the fight
of both an old art form to stay relevant and an old actress to find mean ing and a stage in a society that worships youth.…

Mofa Theater Zionist Play Looking for Venues

Yaara Guy, the Manager of Marketing and Public Relations for the
Mofa Theatre writes to JMWC about their Zionist play “We need a homeland”.
If you are interested in a play about the period in Israel from the day the UN decided to divide the land between the Jews and the Arabs (November 28th) until David Ben Gurion declared Israel a state (May, 1948), you may wish to look into this production. The play is targeted for children ages ten and up. Call him at 972-9-7442292
or 972-57-7300072. Email:

ON SECOND AVENUE at Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre

The Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre in NYC,
with Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director,
presents an excellent show in Yiddish and English
definitely worth seeing
whether you know Yiddish or not:

The cast of 7 includes Broadway star
and, off her recent starring role in the wonderful new film,
Pripetshik Sings Yiddish!,
Performances run only till April 10th
and tickets are going fast, so order yours ASAP

For tickets: Folksbiene, 45 East 33 St, NYC, 212-213-2120
Performances @ the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave @ W 76 St

‘The Whitechapel Windmill’ and A Seminar on Jewish Boxers of London’s East End

Tuesday 29 March 2005
A Seminar on Jewish Boxers of London’s East End
And excerpts from a brand new opera
‘The Whitechapel Windmill’
by Howard Frederics
The opera deals with the life of the famous Jewish boxer from the East End Jack ‘Kid’ Berg
(born Judah Bergman) covering aspects of his fascinating life. and 2 lectures on the
history of Jewish boxing in Britain.
7.30pm Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Square, London WC1
e-mail 020 7388 8822
details from Clive Bettington 07941 367 882
supported by the Kessler Foundation. The Jewish Institute (University College London),
Kingston University
and is part of the International Forum for Yiddish Culture project supported by the
Heritage Lottery Fund.


Marty Green productions introduces:

The Ballad of Monish
a one-man musical play
written and performed by Marty Green
Sunday Nov. 21 Berney Theater 123 Doncaster St. Winnipeg 2:00 pm/8:30 pm
Tickets: 2 for $25.00

Multi-talented Winnipeg-based interpreter of Yiddish culture Marty Green
introduces his latest offering in the form of a two-hour musical play, “The
Ballad of Monish”, based on a classic poem by I. L. Peretz. What starts out
as a Jewish retelling of the classic Faust legend quickly turns into a
rollicking, satirical look at traditional Jewish attitudes towards religion,
sex, and the non-Jewish world. Marty Green has taken this epic ballad and
adapted it to a lively jazz-klezmer setting, interleaving his own
razor-sharp English translations with the original Yiddish lyrics. There is
more info on the show at
including an audio clip of the opening number.…

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….

Shifre Lerer at Kavehoyz

Kavehoyz, sponsored by the Congress for Jewish Culture,
will feature the actress Shifre Lerer, star of the Yiddish stage
since the 1940s. (She was the lead in the Yiddish film “God, Man, and
Devil”). The program “Al dos guts” – From all the best – will
feature songs, skits and memoirs. At the piano – Herb Kaplan.
Thursday, March 25, 7:00 PM
at the Congress for Jewish Culture
25 E. 21st. NYC
information: 212-505-8040
admission: $10 includes kosher pastry and coffee.

Yiddish ‘Pirates of Penzance’

GET READY NYC! because on May 2, 2004
Zalmen Mlotek will conduct the New Yiddish Chorale in a Folksbiene Theatre presentation of Al Grand’s Yiddish version of “The Pirates of Penzance” (a.k.a., DI YAM GAZLONIM) at Temple Shaaray Tefila, 250 East 79th Street (at Second Avenue), New York on Sunday, May 2, 2004 at 3:00PM. For ticket information and group sales please call the Folksbiene at (212) 213-2120… more info…

“The Dybbuk” in Newton

Jack Falk writes:
About 10 years ago I was drafted as music director for a
puppet theater production of “The Dybbuk” here in Portland.
(Since then I’ve worked on two other productions of the same
play, leading me to speculate that while possession might
not actually be 9/10 of the law, it was certainly approaching
9/10 of my musical activity.)
After all this time, “Between Two Worlds/The Dybbuk” has been remounted, and this time it’s going on the road. In Boston, there are two performances: Sat 2/28 8 pm and Sun 2/29 2 pm at the Jewish Theatre of New England, Leventhal-Sidman JCC, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton. For ticket info: 617-965-5226 or
-Here’s a link to the article in