Celebrating Carlebach

Event: New York

Published January 26, 2007, issue of January 26, 2007.
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The story of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach is told in “The House of Love and Prayer,” a new musical presented by the National Yiddish Theatre and produced by Jeremy Chess and Joel Kahn. Performed in English, Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian (with supertitles), the show focuses on Carlebach’s life from his childhood in prewar Europe to his work as one of the foremost folk singer/songwriters of the 20th century.

The musical was created by Daniel Wise, David Schechter, National Yiddish Theatre executive director Zalmen Mlotek and Shlomo’s daughter, singer Neshama Carlebach, along with Jeff Waxman. The cast includes Neshama Carlebach and Grammy-nominated jazz singer Carla Cook.

JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave. (at 76th St.); Jan. 28, 2 p.m., 7 p.m.; Jan. 30, 8 p.m.; $36, $72. (212-279-4200 or www.ticketcentral.com)

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