Barbra Streisand’s version of ‘Yentl’ made a lot of changes to Isaac Bashevis Singer’s inspiring story. Songwriter Jill Sobule’s adaptation hews closer to the original.
In the play ‘Camp David,’ Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lawrence Wright dramatizes the famed 1979 summit between Jimmy Carter, Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin.
Troubadour and folk poet Woody Guthrie was a working class hero with deep Jewish connections. His life and music is now being celebrated in a musical traveling the country.
Laura Zam’s ‘Married Sex,’ which makes its debut at the New York Fringe Festival, takes audiences on a wild ride through the ‘sex industrial complex.’
Playwright Ari Roth stumbles sometimes when discussing the characters in “Andy and the Shadows,” his family drama that opens this week at Washington, D.C.’s Theater J. In fact, when Roth discusses Nate, the patriarch in the work, he slips, saying, “my father.” It’s undestandable, for Roth, long-time artistic director of Washington D.C. JCC-based theater, has fused elements of his own family history with fantasy, fact and fiction, in crafting his most personal work to date.
Part spectacle, part tribute to Chagall, with a heaping dose of Cirque du Soleil, a new performance piece called “The Grand Parade” is premiering at D.C.’s Arena Stage.
Netta Yerushalmy takes advantage of technology that allows her to communicate her choreography across time zones. The results are on display this month at LaMaMa in her latest dance “Devouring, Devouring.”
When Noa Erlitzki flies to Russia early next month to enroll in the Perm State Choreographic College, the 19-year-old ballerina will become the first Israeli, and among a very few Americans, to study in one of the most venerable ballet academies in the world.
For three days in August, the northern Israeli town of Karmiel turns into a dance epicenter. Its world-renowned festival features performances and folk dance sessions.
Kevyn Morrow and Johnny Ramey in Centerstage’s production of The Whipping Man. Photo by Richard Anderson.