For its first play in English, New Yiddish Rep has chosen “Land of Fire,” Mario Diament’s play about an Israeli woman reconciling with the terrorist who attacked her. The result is a controversial and impassioned production.
Founded in 1996, Al-Jazeera has been the target of some skepticism, particularly with regard to its coverage of Israel. But that hasn’t kept a number of Jewish journalists from working for the network.
Fifty years ago, Martin Duberman debuted the play “In White America.” Today, the 85-year-old playwright finds the revival of his drama is more relevant than ever.
In 1970, Sherman Yellen and ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ lyricist Sheldon Harnick brought ‘The Rothschilds’ to Tony Award-winning Broadway fame. Now Simi Horwitz catches up with the duo as they launch Rothschild 2.0.
With ‘No Longer Silent,’ the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater — an iconic African-American company — branched into new territory: It’s a piece about the Holocaust.
Most Lubavitchers are born into the group. What draws onetime secular Jews like Keren Blum to embrace — and thrive in — the Hasidic movement?
A surprising number of Jewish artists are in the forefront of the climate change movement. Simi Horwitz sits down with these enviro-artists who are remaking their worlds. And ours.
What does doing a strip tease as a rabbi or working under the stage name ‘bearded lady’ have to do with Judaism? For two ‘extreme performance artists,’ faith is everything.
The landmark and ground-breaking musical, ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ is commemorating its 50th anniversary — at the same time its lyricist Sheldon Harnick is turning 90.
An actress donning a hasidic rabbi’s outfit for a performance might be considered offensive by some — but a growing number of Jewish drag king performers redefine male Jewish roles.