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Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Ghetto Tango at The Museum of Jewish Heritage

2:30 pm

36 Battery Park
new york NY 10280
USA 646-437-4200 [map]
Price: $20

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Ghetto Tango

Presented in partnership with the Musuem of Jewish Heritage

A moving and inspirational concert that highlights the songs and music performed in the underground cabarets, which existed in the Jewish ghettos in Nazi-occupied Europe. The concert features Zalmen Mlotek, Daniella Rabbani, and Avram Mlotek. Created by Adrienne Cooper z'l and Zalmen Mlotek.

In Yiddish and English with English translation supertitles.


Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

The Megile of Itzik Manger @ The National Yiddish Theatre

Baruch Performing Arts Center, Nagelberg Theater
55 Lexington Avenue (enter 25th Street) NY - New 10010
USA 646-312-5073 [map]

 

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March 2 – 16, 2013

Back by Popular Demand

 In Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles.

 Set in a spawned world of fantasy and delight, THE MEGILE OF ITZIK MANGER spins a re-imagined twist on the familiar tale of The book of Esther, filled with acrobatic thrills, magic, larger-than-life puppets, action, and dance, set under the big top.

"thrillingly alive"                                    "[will] sweep you off your feet"
-NY POST (Critic's Pick)                     -THE JEWISH WEEK

"boasts a freshness and vitality"        "a home run!"
-TIME OUT NY (Critic's Pick)             -JEWISH STANDARD

"outstanding"                                         "this show I'd recommend"
-CURTAIN UP                                      -NYTHEATRE.COM

Book by Shmuel Bunim, Haim Hefer, Itzik Manger, Dov Seltzer
Music and Lyrics by Dov Seltzer
Directed by Motl Didner
Choreography by Merete Muenter
Musical Direction by Zalmen Mlotek
Starring Stephen Mo Hannan and Avi Hoffman
With Jonathan Brody, Stacey Harris, Andrew Keltz,
Rebecca Keren, Jeremy Rishe, Hannah D. Scott

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ADMISSION: $40 Orchestra; $35 Balcony

Baruch Performing Arts Center, Nagelberg Theater
55 Lexington Avenue (enter 25th Street)
NY, NY 10010
Box Office: (646) 312-5073
Group Sales and member rates call (212) 213-2120 x204


Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Miracle of Miracles: A Chanukah Extravaganza! @ Symphony Space

7:30 pm

2537 Broadway on 95th Street
New York NY - New 10015
USA 212-213-2120 x203 [map]
Price: $35 For VIP seating call 212-213

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MIRACLE OF MIRACLES, A CHANUKAH EXTRAVAGANZA, lights the lights with the brightest stars of the Yiddish music and theater worlds. Join Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek and his amazing young ensemble in an exuberant songfest and the best Chanukah "simcha" in town.

A one-night-only concert honoring the legendary Theodore Bikel in celebration of his 90th Birthday!

In Yiddish, English, Hebrew and Ladino with English translation supertitles.

ADMISSION: $35

For tickets and VIP seating call: (212) 213 – 2120 x203

Symphony Space's Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
2537 Broadway on 95th Street (right outside the 96th St. express stop on the MTA red line for 1,2 & 3 trains)
NY, NY 10025

Conception and Music Direction by Zalmen Mlotek
Produced by Moishe Rosenfeld
Featuring: Joanne Borts, Magda Fishman, Elmore James, Frank London, Avram Pengas, Avi Fox-Rosen, Rachel Yucht


Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Coffee and Conversations @ The National Yiddish Theatre

From Script to Stage - 12 noon

Baruch Performing Arts Center, Nagelberg Theater
55 Lexington Avenue (enter 25th Street) NY - New 10010
USA 646-312-5073 [map]
Price: Free

From Script to Stage

Zalmen Mlotek, Bryna Wasserman, and Elan Kunin, of the musical Lies My Father Told Me examine the processes involved in bringing the musical to life from just an idea to full production.


Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Lies My Father Told Me @ The National Yiddish Theatre

Lies My Father Told Me

Baruch Performing Arts Center, Nagelberg Theater
New York NY - New 10010
6463125073 [map]

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November 10 - December 15, 2013

In English.

LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME is a new coming-of-age musical based on the Academy-Award-nominated, Golden-Globe-winning film.

Following three generations in an immigrant family living in Montreal during the 1920s, when North American Immigration pushed forward in its final great wave and an assimilated country pushed back harder, LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME recounts protagonist David's childhood memories of the people and occurrences that would shape his life.

Don't miss this highly-anticipated National Premiere which garnered critical-acclaim at Canada's Award-winning Segal Centre.

Based on the works of Ted Allan
Music, Lyrics, and Orchestrations by Elan Kunin
Musical Adaptation and Directed by Bryna Wasserman
Music Supervision by Zalmen Mlotek
Music Direction and Conducted by Michael Larsen
Choreography by Merete Muenter
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ADMISSION: $60 Orchestra; $50 Balcony
Opening Night, November 21: $100,
includes exclusive access to a cocktail reception
sponsored by The Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
with dessert donated by Glatt Kosher Store

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online.

Baruch Performing Arts Center, Nagelberg Theater
55 Lexington Avenue (enter 25th Street)
NY, NY 10010
Box Office: (646) 312-5073
Group Sales and member rates call (212) 213-2120 x204


Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Lies My Father Told Me @ The National Yiddish Theatre

Lies My Father Told Me

Baruch Performing Arts Center, Nagelberg Theater
New York NY - New 10010
(646) 312-5073 [map]

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November 10 - December 15, 2013

In English.

LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME is a new coming-of-age musical based on the Academy-Award-nominated, Golden-Globe-winning film.

Following three generations in an immigrant family living in Montreal during the 1920s, when North American Immigration pushed forward in its final great wave and an assimilated country pushed back harder, LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME recounts protagonist David's childhood memories of the people and occurrences that would shape his life.

Don't miss this highly-anticipated National Premiere which garnered critical-acclaim at Canada's Award-winning Segal Centre.

Based on the works of Ted Allan
Music, Lyrics, and Orchestrations by Elan Kunin
Musical Adaptation and Directed by Bryna Wasserman
Music Supervision by Zalmen Mlotek
Music Direction and Conducted by Michael Larsen
Choreography by Merete Muenter
___________________________________________________

ADMISSION: $60 Orchestra; $50 Balcony
Opening Night, November 21: $100,
includes exclusive access to a cocktail reception
sponsored by The Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
with dessert donated by Glatt Kosher Store

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online.

Baruch Performing Arts Center, Nagelberg Theater
55 Lexington Avenue (enter 25th Street)
NY, NY 10010
Box Office: (646) 312-5073
Group Sales and member rates call (212) 213-2120 x204


Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Lies My Father Told Me @ The National Yiddish Theatre

Lies My Father Told Me

Baruch Performing Arts Center, Nagelberg Theater
New York NY - New 10010
646-312-5073 [map]

lies_landing.jpg

November 10 - December 15, 2013

In English.

LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME is a new coming-of-age musical based on the Academy-Award-nominated, Golden-Globe-winning film.

Following three generations in an immigrant family living in Montreal during the 1920s, when North American Immigration pushed forward in its final great wave and an assimilated country pushed back harder, LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME recounts protagonist David's childhood memories of the people and occurrences that would shape his life.

Don't miss this highly-anticipated National Premiere which garnered critical-acclaim at Canada's Award-winning Segal Centre.

Based on the works of Ted Allan
Music, Lyrics, and Orchestrations by Elan Kunin
Musical Adaptation and Directed by Bryna Wasserman
Music Supervision by Zalmen Mlotek
Music Direction and Conducted by Michael Larsen
Choreography by Merete Muenter
___________________________________________________

ADMISSION: $60 Orchestra; $50 Balcony
Opening Night, November 21: $100,
includes exclusive access to a cocktail reception
sponsored by The Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
with dessert donated by Glatt Kosher Store

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online.

Baruch Performing Arts Center, Nagelberg Theater
55 Lexington Avenue (enter 25th Street)
NY, NY 10010
Box Office: (646) 312-5073
Group Sales and member rates call (212) 213-2120 x204


Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Lies My Father Told Me @ The National Yiddish Theatre

Baruch Performing Arts Center, Nagelberg Theater
55 Lexington Avenue (enter 25th Street) NY - New 10010
USA 212-213-2120 [map]

lies_landing.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 10 - December 15, 2013

In English.

LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME is a new coming-of-age musical based on the Academy-Award-nominated, Golden-Globe-winning film.

Following three generations in an immigrant family living in Montreal during the 1920s, when North American Immigration pushed forward in its final great wave and an assimilated country pushed back harder, LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME recounts protagonist David's childhood memories of the people and occurrences that would shape his life.

Don't miss this highly-anticipated National Premiere which garnered critical-acclaim at Canada's Award-winning Segal Centre.

Based on the works of Ted Allan
Music, Lyrics, and Orchestrations by Elan Kunin
Musical Adaptation and Directed by Bryna Wasserman
Music Supervision by Zalmen Mlotek
Music Direction and Conducted by Michael Larsen
Choreography by Merete Muenter
___________________________________________________

ADMISSION: $60 Orchestra; $50 Balcony
Opening Night, November 21: $100,
includes exclusive access to a cocktail reception
sponsored by The Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
with dessert donated by Glatt Kosher Store

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online.

Baruch Performing Arts Center, Nagelberg Theater
55 Lexington Avenue (enter 25th Street)
NY, NY 10010
Box Office: (646) 312-5073
Group Sales and member rates call (212) 213-2120 x204


Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Lies My Father Told Me @ The National Yiddish Theatre

Lies My Father Told Me

Baruch Performing Arts Center, Nagelberg Theater
New York NY - New 10010
6463125073 [map]

lies_landing.jpg

November 10 - December 15, 2013

In English.

LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME is a new coming-of-age musical based on the Academy-Award-nominated, Golden-Globe-winning film.

Following three generations in an immigrant family living in Montreal during the 1920s, when North American Immigration pushed forward in its final great wave and an assimilated country pushed back harder, LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME recounts protagonist David's childhood memories of the people and occurrences that would shape his life.

Don't miss this highly-anticipated National Premiere which garnered critical-acclaim at Canada's Award-winning Segal Centre.

Based on the works of Ted Allan
Music, Lyrics, and Orchestrations by Elan Kunin
Musical Adaptation and Directed by Bryna Wasserman
Music Supervision by Zalmen Mlotek
Music Direction and Conducted by Michael Larsen
Choreography by Merete Muenter
___________________________________________________

ADMISSION: $60 Orchestra; $50 Balcony
Opening Night, November 21: $100,
includes exclusive access to a cocktail reception
sponsored by The Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
with dessert donated by Glatt Kosher Store

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online.

Baruch Performing Arts Center, Nagelberg Theater
55 Lexington Avenue (enter 25th Street)
NY, NY 10010
Box Office: (646) 312-5073
Group Sales and member rates call (212) 213-2120 x204


Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Notes from the Underground @ Brooklyn College

2:00 PM

Whitman Theatre
718-951-4500 [map]
Price: Free

 

notes_from_the_underground.jpgIn Yiddish and Russian with English and Russian translation supertitles.

NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND is a riveting concert featuring the "Farbotene Lider" (Forbidden Songs) which were clandestinely shared from Jewish family to Jewish family behind the iron curtain.

Music Direction by Zalmen Mlotek
Featuring members of the electrifying Klezmer band GolemInna BarmashPhyllis BerkElmore James, and Yakov Yavno

This program is generously supported by CUNY, with our gratitude to former Chancellor Matthew Goldstein for instituting this series and to Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly who is carrying on this groundbreaking initiative.


Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Notes from the Underground @ Hunter College

7:00 pm

The Kaye Playhouse
212-772-4448 [map]
Price: Free

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In Yiddish and Russian with English and Russian translation supertitles.

NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND is a riveting concert featuring the "Farbotene Lider" (Forbidden Songs) which were clandestinely shared from Jewish family to Jewish family behind the iron curtain.

Music Direction by Zalmen Mlotek
Featuring members of the electrifying Klezmer band GolemInna BarmashPhyllis BerkElmore James, and Yakov Yavno

This program is generously supported by CUNY, with our gratitude to former Chancellor Matthew Goldstein for instituting this series and to Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly who is carrying on this groundbreaking initiative.


Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Notes from the Underground @ Queens College

7:00 pm

LeFrak Recital Hall
718-793-8080 [map]
Price: Free

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In Yiddish and Russian with English and Russian translation supertitles.

NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND is a riveting concert featuring the "Farbotene Lider" (Forbidden Songs) which were clandestinely shared from Jewish family to Jewish family behind the iron curtain.

Music Direction by Zalmen Mlotek
Featuring members of the electrifying Klezmer band GolemInna BarmashPhyllis BerkElmore James, and Yakov Yavno

This program is generously supported by CUNY, with our gratitude to former Chancellor Matthew Goldstein for instituting this series and to Interim Chancellor William P. Kelly who is carrying on this groundbreaking initiative.


Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Soul to Soul @ MACC (Denver)

Zalmen Mlotek Presents, "Soul to Soul"

The Elaine Wolf Theatre at the MACC,
350 S. Dahlia St., Denver CO USA 303-316-6360 [map]
Price: $30

As part of JAAMM Festival (Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies & Music Festival), a unique celebration of Jewish life and culture for the Jewish community as well as the community at large, the Robert E. Loup JCC, Denver will host Zalmen Mlotek as he presents Soul to Soul.

 

Soul to Soul bridges Yiddish and African-American Music in a celebration of two cultures. Conceived by Zalmen Mlotek, the internationally recognized authority on Yiddish folk and theatre music, this concert is headlined by Elmore James, a veteran of five Broadway productions and numerous opera stages around the world, Tony Perry, a commanding young singer-actor, and Lisa Fishman, national singing sensation. English translation supertitles will accompany all Yiddish songs.


Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio (outside of Cleveland

Ghetto Tango - 8:00 pm

Fynette Kulas Music Hall Boesel Musical Arts Center 49 Seminary
Berea OH [map]

Ghetto Tango is a moving and inspirational concert that highlights the songs and music performed in the underground cabarets, which sprang up in the Jewish ghettoes in Nazi-occupied Europe. The concert features Zalmen Mlotek, Lisa Fishman and Avram Mlotek. Created by Adrienne Cooper z’l and Zalmen Mlotek; presented in Adrienne’s memory.

In English and Yiddish with supertitles.

This show is part of Baldwin Wallace University's 'World Music' series.

Baldwin Wallace University
Fynette Kulas Music Hall 
Boesel Musical Arts Center
49 Seminary Street

http://www.bw.edu/academics/conservatory/events/

Campus Map:
http://www.bw.edu/vr/BWmap.pdf


(**The show is in Boesel Musical Arts Center in the Fynette Kulas Music Hall on 49 Seminary Street)


Monday, October 14th, 2013

Songs of Spiritual Resistance in the Holocaust

Music in the Holocaust

Tokyo Japan [map]

10th Oct. (Thursday) Tokyo
Tokyo Woman’s Christian University, Building No. 23, Second Story, Room 23201
(http://office.twcu.ac.jp/o-board/twcu-e/text/index.html) Host: Kensuke Shiba
Start 15:00
Lecture “Songs of Spiritual Resistance in the Holocaust”
Open 16:00, Start 16:15, End 18:00
Concert “Music in the Holocaust” with Masayuki Kino, the Solo Concertmaster of Nihon
Philharmonic Orchestra, on the Violin
[Excerpt of Program]
Zalmen Mlotek (Vocal and Piano)
Achron's Jewish Melody
‘Dremlen feygl oyf di tsvaygn’ (Birds doze on the boughs), ‘Moes, moes’ (Money, money), ‘Rozhinkes
mit mandlen’ (Raisins and almonds), ‘Varshever geto-lid fun frumer yidn’ (Song of religious Jews in
the Warsaw ghetto), ‘Zog nit keynmol az du geyst dem letstn veg’ (Never say that you are walking the
final road), ‘Moorsoldatenlied’ (Moor soldiers’ song), ‘Jüdischer Todessang’ (Jewish death song),
‘Yugnt hymn’ (Youth hymn),‘Der tango fun Oshvientshim’ (The Auschwitz tango)
Masayuki Kino (Violin)
‘Eugène-Auguste Ysaÿe, Sonatas for violin solo No.2 Op.27-2, 2nd. mov. (Malinconia)’, ‘Pablo de
Sarasate, Zigeunerweisen Op.20’, ‘Johann Sebastian Bach, Partita No.2 (Chaconne), BWV.1004’,
‘Silent Night, Holy Night’

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Wandering Memories- Songs of our Mothers and our Fathers - 14:45

Seinan Gakuin University, Seinan Community Center Hall
Fukuoka Japan [map]

11th Oct. (Friday) Fukuoka
Seinan Gakuin University, Seinan Community Center Hall (http://www.seinan-gu.ac.jp/eng/)
Open 14:15, Start 14:45, End 17:30
Lecture-Concert “Wandering Memories. Songs of our Mothers and Fathers”
A Talk between Nobuko Kyo and Zalmen Mlotek, with some songs being sung at the piano

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Kenkyu Kogit0 115, Tokyo Ja

Jewish Music from the Holocaust to Today - 12:00

Kenkyū Kōgitō 115
Tokyo Japan [map]

Friendship and Memorial Lecture-Concerts with Zalmen Mlotek
– Jewish Music from the Holocaust to Today –
Misuzu Shobo published the Japanese translation of Shiril Gilbert’s Music in the Holocaust one
year ago. In order to recreate a part of the music sited in Gilbert’s book, and to have
conversations with Zalmen Mlotek, the Artistic Director of National Yiddish Theatre in New
York, we are going to give the following lecture-concerts. Zalmen Mlotek will visit Japan for
the first time. Please come join us to experience Jewish music in a mild autumn.
ADMISSION FREE!
Zalmen Mlotek (Lecture, Vocal, and Piano)
9th Oct. (Wednesday) Tokyo
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Kenkyū Kōgitō 115 (http://www.tufs.ac.jp/english/)
Open 12:00, Start 12:30, End14:10
Lecture “Music in the Diaspora now. Memories of the Holocaust and Yiddish Culture”
Zalmen Mlotek will give a lecture on the subject, with some songs being sung at the piano.
Discussant: Muneto Nikai, Minoru Iwasaki and Hyoduk Lee
10th

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Winnipeg

Winnipeg Ca [map]

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SOUL TO SOUL
This summer, the Folksbiene will be taking it show on the road.

Find out more about our appearances and special events.
Soul To Soul
Yiddish and African-American Music Meet in a Celebration of Two Cultures



Folksbiene@CUNY - Free Concert Series
From the power of song to overcome persecution to the celebration of life through spiritual music, the African-American and Jewish people have many shared traditions. In the spirit of unity, we honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, Paul Robeson, Benny Goodman, Cab Caloway and countless others who pioneered integration and cultural exchange.

This concert is conceived by Zalmen Mlotek and stars: Elmore James, a veteran of five Broadway productions and numerous opera stages around the world, Tony Perry, a commanding singer-actor, and Lisa Fishman, cabaret singer and stage singer extraordinaire.

For General Program Information Call (212) 213-2120

To Book Group Tickets Call (212) 213-2120 ext. 204



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Monday, June 10th, 2013

Skirball Center, NYU

National Yiddish Theater-Gala 2013 - 8pm

Skirball Center, NYU
NYC ny [map]
Price: $500 plus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Beck Lee (718) 403-0939
beckblitz@aol.com

FOLKSBIENE HONORS MORRIS W. OFFIT AND JOEL GREY, WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY TOM BROKAW, AT ANNUAL GALA CONCERT ON JUNE 10

MUSIC-FILLED EVENING STARS FRANK LONDON, RON RIFKIN, MIKE BURSTYN, JUDY BLAZER, JOANNE BORTS, STEPHEN MO HANAN, AND ELEANOR REISSA

SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY ANNETTE EZEKIEL, ELMORE JAMES, AND RACHEL YUCHT

(May 16, 2013) The National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene presents a soul-stirring evening of musical entertainment honoring Jewish communal leader Morris W. Offit, and the actor Joel Grey on Monday June 10 at 8pm, at the NYU-Skirball Center, 60 Washington Square South. The gala concert, which supports Folksbiene’s mission to celebrate the Jewish experience through the performing arts and to transmit a rich cultural legacy in exciting new ways, features the Grammy Award-winning klezmer giant Frank London, leading his Klezmer All-Stars. Hosting the show is the Kinor David Award-winning film, television and stage star Mike Burstyn.

The evening features performances by Tony nomimee Eleanor Reissa; Broadway and opera veteran Elmore James; Tony nominee Stephen Mo Hanan; and the Broadway actresses Judy Blazer, and Joanne Borts. Also performing in celebration of the continuing impact of Yiddish on American popular culture are the dynamic young actress Rachel Yucht and the acclaimed klezmer phenom Annette Ezekiel.

The legendary journalist and best-selling author Tom Brokaw will introduce Mr. Offit, who is chairman of Offit Capital, past president of UJA-Federation, and former chairman of both the Jewish Museum, and Johns Hopkins University. Receiving Folksbiene’s Lifetime Achievement Award is the beloved actor Joel Grey, whose storied career on stage and film includes roles that earned him an Oscar, a Tony, a Golden Globe, and a BAFTA Award. The Tony Award-winning actor Ron Rifkin will introduce Mr. Grey.

Co-conceived by Folksbiene Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek, and the event producer Moishe Rosenfeld, the gala concert is co-chaired by Stanley Bergman, Sandy Cahn, and Carol Levin.

During its current 98th consecutive season, Folksbiene presented two outstanding, critically acclaimed musical productions: “The Golden Land,” which garnered a Drama Desk nomination for Best Revival of a Musical, and “The Megile of Itzik Manger,” which The Jewish Week claimed was so “ceaselessly inventive [it] pumps theatrical helium into the room, lifting the audience’s spirits sky high.”

To commemorate its centennial in June of 2015, Folksbiene hosts The First New York International Festival of Jewish Performing Arts, a bi-annual event that will bring together Jewish and Yiddish theatres, musical groups, performers, filmmakers and media artists from around the world to creatively explore the Jewish identity. Throughout the year, the Drama Desk Award-winning Folksbiene, which The NY Post calls "one of the city's most remarkable cultural institutions," presents a wide array of plays, concerts, literary events, workshops and outreach performances for underserved and out-of-town audiences in English and Yiddish.

For gala tickets, which start at $500, and to support Folksbiene’s extraordinary year-round programming, please visit www.nationalyiddishtheatre.org, or call the National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene at 212/213-2120, ext. 203.

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Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Ghetto Tango - 3pm

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Great Barrington MA 4135280100 [map]

Local culture
19 May 2013 07:12PM

Review: "Ghetto Tango" at the Mahaiwe
by Enid Futterman (posted by Enid Futterman)
www.zalmenmlotek.com/?section=calendar
My grandmother lived with us. YIddish was her first language, and my mother’s, but not mine. I wasn’t taught Yiddish, and I didn’t learn it, but I absorbed it, so when I hear it sung, in these mournful and/or defiant melodies, I understand. (Which is not to say I don’t need the supertitles.)

I’ve heard, and loved a lot of Yiddish music, especially as sung by Geduldig und Thimann, two Viennese half-Jews who discovered, in adolescence, that their Jewish mothers survived the war by hiding behind their Christian fathers, and adopted their mothers’ maiden names as their stage names. But the songs in “Ghetto Tango,” a production of the National Yiddish Theatre–Folksbiene, are songs of the ghetto, which usually preceded the camps, unless death came first. They subvert the sweetness and light of early 20th century lullabies about quotidian pleasures like “Rozhinkes mit mandlen” (“Raisins and Almonds”), by taking their melodies, and sometimes their lyrics, and twisting them into bitter darkness, until they become “Nit kayn rozhinkes” (“No More Raisins”).

It’s just a concert, and not a very long one, conceived by two people–Zalman Mlotek and the late Adrienne Cooper–and performed, lovingly, by three–Mlotek, at the piano, Lisa Fishman and Avram Mlotek–but it encompasses all the Holocaust, from the perspective of eastern European Jews.

For the most part, the songs were written in ghettos like Vilna, Lodz, Warsaw, Crakow, by composers and lyricists who died in camps like Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, Buchenwald. It’s just a concert, a cabaret in fact, but it squeezed me dry of tears. “Friling” (“Spring”), is almost too beautiful to bear, and “Minutn fun bitokhn,” (“Moments of Certainty”) by the great Mordikhe Gebirtig, made me ready to resist, or at least immensely proud of those who did.

There was only one performance, but you can get a recording, sung by Cooper and Zalman Mlotek, for a mere eight bucks on Amazon. (You can get Geduldig und Thimann’s CDs there too.) I can’t promise you a transcendent experience; I can only tell you that this afternoon, at the Mahaiwe, in celebration of the 90th anniversary of Congregation Ahavath Sholom, the emotions piled up until they overcame me, when Mlotek, Mlotek and Fishman sang their encore, “Am Yisroel chai” (“The Jewish People Live”), a song written in a displaced persons camp, by a survivor named Knapheise, when all the considerable dust had settled, and there were still Jews wandering around Europe.

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Museum of Jewish Heritage

Ghetto Tango - 3pm

Price: $15

Ghetto Tango
Presented in partnership with the Museum of Jewish Heritage
Ghetto Tango is a moving and inspirational concert that highlights the songs and music performed in the underground cabarets, which sprang up in the Jewish ghettos in Nazi-occupied Europe. The concert features Zalmen Mlotek, Daniella Rabbani and Avram Mlotek. Created by Adrienne Cooper z’l and Zalmen Mlotek. In English and Yiddish.
March 10 at 2:30pm
Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust 36 Battery Place, New York, NY
Admission: $20; NYT–F & MJH members: $15; students: $10 For tickets, call: 646.437.4200
For more information and group sales, call: 212.213.2120 x204

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Southern Adventist University, Chattanooga, Tenessee

8pm

For tickets and information, call 423.236.2880

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles

8pm

For tickets and information
301 652-7353

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Temple Beth-El, Stanford, CT

7pm

My Yiddishe Chanukah
A musical Chanukah celebration for the whole family, featuring a young ensemble of performers and accompanied by a hip Klezmer ensemble under the musical direction of Zalmen Mlotek. Starring Joanne Borts, Daniella Rabbani, Avi Fox-Rosen with Dmitri “Zisl-Yeysef” Slepovitch, Brian Glassman and Matt Temkin.
December 11, 2012 at 5pm JCC on the Palisades, Tenafly, NJ For more information, call: 201.569.7900
December 16, 2012 at 12pm The Winter Garden at The World Financial Center, New York, NY For information, call: 212.417.7050
December 16, 2012 at 7pm Temple Beth El, Stamford, CT For reservations and information, call: 203.322.6901

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

The Winter Garden at the Fiinancial Center

My Yiddishe Chanuka - 2pm

My Yiddishe Chanukah
A musical Chanukah celebration for the whole family, featuring a young ensemble of performers and accompanied by a hip Klezmer ensemble under the musical direction of Zalmen Mlotek. Starring Joanne Borts, Daniella Rabbani, Avi Fox-Rosen with Dmitri “Zisl-Yeysef” Slepovitch, Brian Glassman and Matt Temkin.
December 11, 2012 at 5pm JCC on the Palisades, Tenafly, NJ For more information, call: 201.569.7900
December 16, 2012 at 12pm The Winter Garden at The World Financial Center, New York, NY For information, call: 212.417.7050
December 16, 2012 at 7pm Temple Beth El, Stamford, CT For reservations and information, call: 203.322.6901

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

JCC on the Palisades, Tenafly, NJ

My Yiddish Chanuke! - 5pm

My Yiddishe Chanukah
A musical Chanukah celebration for the whole family, featuring a young ensemble of performers and accompanied by a hip Klezmer ensemble under the musical direction of Zalmen Mlotek. Starring Joanne Borts, Daniella Rabbani, Avi Fox-Rosen with Dmitri “Zisl-Yeysef” Slepovitch, Brian Glassman and Matt Temkin.
December 11, 2012 at 5pm JCC on the Palisades, Tenafly, NJ For more information, call: 201.569.7900
December 16, 2012 at 12pm The Winter Garden at The World Financial Center, New York, NY For information, call: 212.417.7050
December 16, 2012 at 7pm Temple Beth El, Stamford, CT For reservations and information, call: 203.322.6901

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

NAGELBERG THEATRE AT BARUCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

The Golden Land - varying

55 LEXINGTON AVENUE
NEW YORK New York US 646 312 5073 [map]
Price: $45-$55 ( group rates available)

NATIONAL YIDDISH THEATRE – FOLKSBIENE REVIVES “THE GOLDEN LAND” IN NEW PRODUCTION RUNNING OCTOBER 28 TO DECEMBER 2

THE GOLDEN LAND PRODUCTION EXPLORES BROADER THEMES OF IMMIGRATION, IDENTITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE THROUGH CREATIVE OUTREACH AND COUNTER PROGRAMMING

(August 13, 2012) This fall the venerable National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene sets sail on a unique socio-cultural adventure when it brings back the beloved musical, “The Golden Land,” for five weeks, from Sunday October 28 to December 2. Created by Zalmen Mlotek and Moishe Rosenfeld, and directed by Bryna Wasserman, “The Golden Land” uses period music and other source material to create a richly textured evocation of New York as it absorbed wave upon wave of Jewish immigrants from the 1880’s into the 1910s, and again, in a second starkly different phase immediately before and after World War II.

In reviving “The Golden Land” Wasserman is leaving intact the book and score from the 1985 Off-Broadway production, while reimagining the show’s scenic design and staging to heighten the theatrical experience for contemporary audiences. With music direction by Zalmen Mlotek, “The Golden Land,” which The New York Times dubbed “a buoyant musical… love at first sight,” is performed in English and Yiddish. The score, which weaves together parts of popular songs of the time with theatre music and songs from the Yiddish theatre’s heyday creates “an authentic soundscape of New York’s Lower East Side,” says Mlotek, who was widely praised for his innovative, on-stage orchestrations for the new klezmer musical “Shlemiel the First” last season.

“The Golden Land” marks the dawn of the Folksbiene’s historic 98th consecutive season.

The five-week engagement runs form Sunday October 28 to Sunday December 2 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (at 25th Street). For tickets, which are $55, visit the Baruch Performing Arts Center box office, or call 866/811-4111, or visit www.nationalyiddishtheatre.org
“Our show chronicles precise moments in history, and it captures a distinctly Jewish milieu,” says director Wasserman, who came to New York from Montreal’s Segal Centre last season to serve as Folksbiene’s executive director. “This is the journey of all immigrants to find a place in the larger American community. The story is universal, broadly appealing to all immigrant groups, and really all Americans.”

Folksbiene will cultivate a diverse audience to experience “The Golden Land,” by reaching out to school groups across the city and by leveraging its 6-year relationship with the City University of New York, which has partnered with Folksbiene to bring the riches of the Yiddish theatre to underserved audiences across the city.

Folksbiene will explore the topics of assimilation, cultural identity, upward mobility, and social justice for the poor – all as relevant today as a century ago -- by hosting a number of panel discussions and pre-show talks, and producing a study guide for the production with the help of key experts, academics and artists. The production will also partner with a short list of theatre groups and arts presenters raising awareness for complimentary shows, events, readings and exhibitions that explore the unique immigrant experiences of other ethnic groups, as well as the commonalities among these groups.

“’The Golden Land’ is a musical touchstone,” says Mlotek, the internationally recognized conductor, composer and Yiddish music authority who is also Folksbiene’s artistic director. “It is a snapshot of time, in which we mix the familiar and unfamiliar, real-life events, historic events with the domestic lives of the characters. The technique is especially interesting when you juxtapose English and Yiddish, as if we were overhearing the pages of history come to life.”

The show’s cast of six will be announced shortly.

The Drama Desk Award-winning National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene, which celebrates its centenary in 2015, is the longest continuously producing Yiddish theatre company in the world, and America’s sole-surviving professional Yiddish theatre. The company presents plays, concerts, literary events and workshops in English and Yiddish, with English and Russian supertitles accompanying most performances. The company’s mission is to celebrate the Jewish experience through the performing arts and to transmit a rich cultural legacy in exciting new ways. For more Folksbiene season information, visit www.nationalyiddishtheatre.org, or call 212/213-2120.
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Monday, September 10th, 2012

Riverdale Jewish Center

The 2nd Henry Kamioner Memorial Lecture- Yiddish /Mameloshn and Theater - 7pm

Riverdale [map]
Price: Free

2nd Annual Memorial Lecture Honoring Henry B. Kamioner Commences at Riverdale Jewish Center, 9/10
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Songs tell stories. Yiddish songs are like a folk chronicle of the Jewish people. A leading expert in Yiddish music and theater, Mr. Mlotek will give examples of all kinds of Yiddish folk songs and theater songs and tell anecdotes about the Yiddish theater. He will introduce audience members to the riches of our National Treasure using musical and visual aids. He will also share his excitement about the inner doings and preparation for the National Yiddish Theater - Folksbiene's 100th anniversary in 2015, which will include an International Festival of Jewish Performing Arts.

Zalmen Mlotek is the devoted Artistic Director of The National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene, America’s oldest and only continuously running beloved Yiddish Theater. He served as co-creator, and music director/ conductor of "Those Were the Days,” which was the first bilingual musical honored with a Drama Desk Award and nominated for two Tony Awards. The well known co- production of “The Golden Land,” toured the U.S. and was brought to Italy under the sponsorship of Maestro Leonard Bernstein.“On Second Avenue” an original Folksbiene production was nominated for two Drama Desk awards and toured Los Angeles.

A celebrity in the Jewish theatre and concert worlds, he has performed and lectured through-out the United States and Canada, London, Paris, Berlin, Warsaw, Cracow, Amsterdam, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Eilat.
Television credits include “In The Presence of Mine Enemies,” a Rod Serling/Joan Micklin Silver film for Showtime, the “Devil's Arithmetic,” which also aired on Showtime. Mr. Mlotek was also involved with the documentaries “Vilna, Jerusalem of Vilna,” Mandy Patinkin narrating, and “The Free Voice of Labor.”

Mlotek conceived and was musical director for the first All Star Klezmer Extravaganza at Lincoln Center in 1995. PBS filmed it for The Great Performances Series and later released the program on CD and video, and with the participation of Itzhak Perlman, “ In the Fiddler's House” became a best-seller.

Mr. Mlotek was an important member in the award-winning Naxos label Milken recordings of American Yiddish Theater Music. He collaborated with Television and Broadway star Mandy Patinkin for his "Mameloshen” project, and was also invited by Michael Tilson-Thomas to consultant on the PBS documentary honoring the Maestro's famous Jewish theatrical grandparents “The Thomashefsky’s.”

The lecture takes place on Monday, September 10th, at 7:00PM at the Riverdale Jewish Center. For more information please visit zalmenmlotek.com, nationalyiddishtheatre.org, and http://www.goldenland.com/zalmen_mlotek.htm.




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Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Westhampton Synagogue

National Yiddish Theatre presents Yiddish Masters Avi Hoffman and Alicia Svigals - 9pm

Westhampton New York [map]

see Westhampton Synagogue website.. Labor Day Weekend

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Warsaw Singer Festival

100 years of Yiddish Theater Music with Daniella Rabbani

Warsaw Pol [map]

http://festiwalsingera.pl/index.php/stars

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Hershele Ostropolyer in Israel

Working on musical score for upcoming production of YIDDISHPIEL

Isr [map]

In Israel for the week, working with the cast and orchestra of Yiddishpiel for their upcoming production
of Hershele Ostropolyer.

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Cunningham Park

YIddish Music Under the Stars

Queens
[map]
Price: FREE

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Town Hall

Music of Our Lives- National Yiddish Theatre Gala - 7.30

123 W 43rd St
New York New York 10001
US (212) 840-2824 [map]
Price: $50-$500

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Beck Lee (718) 403-0939
beckblitz@aol.com

FOLKSBIENE HONORS NEIL SEDAKA AT TOWN HALL ON JUNE 12

GALA CONCERT CAPS 97TH SEASON, STARS DUDU FISHER, JAY BLACK,
LORIN SKLAMBERG OF THE KLEZMATICS AND ELEANOR REISSA

ELIE WIESEL AND MARTY MARKOWITZ AMONG THOSE PAYING TRIBUTE
TO SEDAKA AND CO-HONOREES CHANA MLOTEK & JAY WISNICKI

(April 25, 2012) The National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene stages a star-packed
tribute to the legendary singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka at The Town Hall, 123
West 43rd Street, on Tuesday June 12 at 7:30pm. The gala concert -- with
performances by the Broadway actor and Israeli singer Dudu Fisher; Jay Black
of Jay and the Americans; Klezmatics star Lorin Sklamberg, and the actor-
singers Eleanor Reissa, Lori Wilner, Robert Abelson, Dani Marcus, and
Rebecca Garfein, among many others -- celebrates the wide-ranging impact of
Yiddish culture on other popular cultures.

The Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel will introduce Sedaka and the noted Yiddish
song-anthologist Chana Mlotek. In addition, the Brooklyn Borough President
Marty Markowitz will be on hand to pay homage to Sedaka on behalf of the
singer!s homeborough. The medical pioneer H Jay Wisnicki is the evening!s
third honoree.

With music direction by Folksbiene Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek, the boldly
original evening recognizes how the vast legacy of Yiddish culture -- spanning
centuries, cultures, art forms and geography, and having withstood unimaginable
threats to its very existence -- has always, and continues to spawn new work in
music, theatre, literature and many other media. “Thanks to devoted scholars
and preservationists like Chana Mlotek, Yiddish still inspires countless artists
working in a spectrum of media in direct and even subtle ways,” comments
Folksbiene!s Executive Director Bryna Wasserman. “The fact that new work
inspired by this legacy is being created by young artists today is a remarkable
development,” she continues.

The son of Turkish Jewish immigrants, Neil Sedaka grew up hearing Yiddish in
the homes of neighbors and on records in his own home in Brighton Beach. In
2003 he released “Brighton Beach Memories,” in which he performed an all-
Yiddish collection of songs in honor of his wife, Leba, and her mother. In 2004,
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Sedaka headlined a special benefit concert for Folksbiene at Carnegie Hall that
put a special exclamation point on his devotion to his family!s heritage. The rock
"n roll legend, Songwriters Hall of Fame member, and 2004 recipient of the
Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of
Popular Music, has written countless #1 hits in a career spanning six decades.

With her husband Yosl, Chana Mlotek famously preserved Yiddish songs,
collecting them in numerous anthologies which continue to serve as a wellspring
of source material for countless scholars, musicologists and klezmer musicians.
The writer Isaac Bashevis Singer called the couple “the Sherlock Holmes of
Yiddish song.” Mlotek has worked at the YIVO Institute in different capacities for
over 60 years (she was first the secretary of its founder, Max Weinreich).

Mark Mlotek, Folksbiene!s board president, introduces the leading opthamologist
Dr. H Jay Wisnicki, CEO and medical director of Union Square Eye Care, who
was previously the head of pediatric opthamology at Beth Israel Hospital. Dr.
Wisnicki, a son of Holocaust survivors, is in the vanguard of a new generation of
American-born entrepreneurs who are committed to a vibrant future for Yiddish
language and culture.

Also appearing in the concert will be a 90-voice children!s choir comprised of
students from the Congregation Rodolph Sholom in Manhattan, SAR Academy in
Riverdale, and the Moriah School in Englewood NJ.

The Drama Desk Award-winning National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene, which
celebrates its centenary in 2015, is the longest continuously producing Yiddish
theatre company in the world, and America!s sole-surviving professional Yiddish
theatre. The company, now in its historic 97th consecutive season, presents
plays, concerts, literary events and workshops in English and Yiddish, with
English and Russian supertitles accompanying all performances. The company!s
mission is to celebrate the Jewish experience through the performing arts and to
transmit a rich cultural legacy in exciting, new ways.

For gala tickets, which range from $50 to $500, please visit
www.nationalyiddishtheatre.org, or call the National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene
at 212/213-2120.

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Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Holy Blossom Temple

Soul To Soul - 8pm

Toronto Ontario [map]

Holy Blosom Synagogue
Toronto

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

The Metropolitan Room -Soul to Soul!

Soul To Soul- A Celebration of African American and Jewish Music - 7pm

34 West 22nd St.
New York New York 10010
US 212-206-0440 [map]
Price: $20 plus 2 drinks- For WC/AR an

INNOVATIVE CONCERT-REVUE “SOUL TO SOUL” PLAYS METROPOLITAN ROOM JANUARY 18 IN HONOR OF MLK HOLIDAY

KICKS OFF CROSS-CULTURAL PROJECT EXPLORING COMMONALITIES BETWEEN BLACK AND JEWISH FOLK MUSIC TRADITIONS

Dear Colleague:

“Soul to Soul,” an innovative concert-revue that explores the intersections between African-American and Yiddish folk music traditions, will be performed at the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, on Wednesday January 18 at 7pm, in honor of the Martin Luther King holiday. Created by Zalmen Mlotek and presented by the National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene, in association with The Workmen’s Circle, this special “Soul to Soul” performance kicks off a series of music and educational events through the winter, culminating the week before Passover.

"Soul to Soul" stars the Israeli-born singer/songwriter and trumpet player Magda Fishman, opera and Broadway’s Elmore James and the actor Tony Perry. The three singers perform an eclectic and demanding repertoire that juxtaposes Yiddish folk/klezmer with black spirituals, gospel and jazz. Backed by a four-piece klezmer-jazz band, the group is led by Mlotek, the internationally recognized conductor, composer and Yiddish music authority.

According to Mlotek, who just recently received wide praise for his many contributions to the highly acclaimed klezmer musical “Shlemiel the First,” the African-American and Jewish people have many shared traditions, including overcoming persecution and celebrating life through spiritual music.

For the “Soul to Soul” project this winter, Folksbiene is inviting a number of organizations, artists and academics to collaborate on a series of cross-cultural, inter-disciplinary events, including a week of concerts in the days before Passover, as well as a music symposium centered on the theme of slavery.

Joining Folksbiene as charter co-sponsors of the “Soul to Soul” project are The Workmen's Circle/Arbiter Ring and the City University of New York, with leadership support provided by Paul Bernstein.

The Drama Desk Award-winning National Yiddish Theatre, now in its historic 97th consecutive season, is the longest continuously producing Yiddish theatre company in the world. Presenting plays, concerts and literary events in English and Yiddish, Folksbiene’s mission is preserve Yiddish as a vibrant and still-relevant cultural legacy able to attract new audiences and develop new work. Visit www.nationalyiddishtheatre.org for info.

MEMBERS OF THE PRESS ARE WELCOME TO EXPERIENCE “SOUL TO SOUL” on Wednesday, January 18 at 7pm at the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street. Please let me know immediately. The music charge is $20 per person, plus a two-drink minimum. For reservations call 212/206-0440. For more information or to order online visit www.metropolitanroom.com.

Sincerely,

Beck Lee
Media Blitz, LLC
718/403-0939

Monday, December 12th, 2011

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

Shlemiel the First - a klezmer musical - DECEMBER 13- 31st ONLY - 7pm evenings- matinees 2pm Wed/Sat- Su

566 LaGuardia Place, just south of Washington Square Park
New York New York 10012
US 866-811-4111 [map]
Price: $10-$75

Previews begin DEC 13- and plays until December 31st..


. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:00pm with an additional Monday evening performance at 7:00pm on December 26. Matinees are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:00pm with and an additional 2:00pm matinee Friday, December 23 and one 3:00pm Sunday matinee December 18.
Single tickets are $10.00 for ages 25 and under or full-time students and $75 for adults. Tickets may be purchased online at www.nyuskirball.org by phone by calling 866.811.4111 (Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 9:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00am to 6:00pm); and in person at 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South (Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6:00pm and two hours before curtain).

Theatre for a New Audience,
National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene,
NYU’s Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts &
Peak Performances at Montclair State University
present
The First Major New York Revival of
Shlemiel the First
The Klezmer Musical Based on the Play by Isaac Bashevis Singer
Conceived and Adapted by Robert Brustein
Lyrics by Arnold Weinstein
Composed, Adapted and Orchestrated by Hankus Netsky
Arrangements, Additional Music and Music Direction by Zalmen Mlotek
Direction, Choreography and Editorial Supervision by David Gordon
Starring Michael Iannucci and Amy Warren
December 13 - 31 at Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts


NEW YORK- The acclaimed 1994 world premiere of the Klezmer musical Shlemiel the First, was at Boston’s American Repertory Theater (ART). Shlemiel went on to delight audiences nationwide. Peak Performances at Montclair State University produced Shlemiel in January, 2010 at the Alexander Kasser Theater in association with National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene. Previous productions appeared at Philadelphia’s The American Music Theater Festival, San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater and Lincoln Center’s Serious Fun! among other prestigious venues.
Now, Theatre for a New Audience, National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene, New York University's Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts and Peak Performances at Montclair State University present the first major New York revival of Shlemiel the First in nearly twenty years. A 24-performance engagement plays December 13 through 31, at New York University's Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place with an opening set for Thursday, December 15 at 7:00pm. Leadership support for Shlemiel the First is provided by
The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.


Shlemiel the First is conceived and adapted by Robert Brustein and based on the play by Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902-1991). Lyrics are by Arnold Weinstein (1927-2005) (Dynamite Tonite! and Casino Paradise); music composed, adapted and orchestrated by Hankus Netsky; arrangements, additional music and music direction by Zalmen Mlotek; sets by Robert Israel; lighting by Jennifer Tipton; costumes by Catherine Zuber; and editorial supervision, direction and choreography by David Gordon.

Michael Iannucci, whose recent stage appearances include Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway and Enter Laughing Off-Broadway, plays Shlemiel.

Amy Warren, who made her Broadway debut in August: Osage County and played Daisy in Elmer Rice’s Adding Machine (Nominee, Outstanding Actress in a Musical, 2008 Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Awards), will be
Mrs. Shlemiel.

This production is dedicated to the distinguished Alice Playten, who recently performed Mrs. Shlemiel at Peak Performances at Montclair State University and died earlier this year.

Shlemiel the First received rave reviews when it premiered in 1994. Stephen Holden, New York Times, celebrated Shlemiel as "A comic ode to the rejuvenating power of the erotic imagination…propulsively tuneful music and dazzling lyrics." John Lahr wrote in The New Yorker that "Shlemiel is busting its buttons with joy." John Heilpern, New York Observer, said, “It returns us to the heart of musical comedy…unapologetically playful, sweet, a bit mad and very funny.”

A cast of eight, an unusual and innovative creative team and an eight musician live band bring the erotic, comic, surreal quality of Singer’s story to life. Shlemiel takes place in Chelm, a village of fools. Half sad-sack clown, half accidental messiah, Shlemiel's charm is in his childlike innocence, and the charm of this musical is in its playfulness and unapologetic, unalloyed delight. It turns an already absurd world hilariously and redemptively, topsy-turvy.

Michael Iannucci and Amy Warren are joined by actors Bob Ader, Jeff Brooks, Jesse Means, David Skeist, Darryl Winslow and Kristine Zbornik.


Isaac Bashevis Singer was born in 1902 in Poland into a long line of rabbis. By the 1920s, he was both a reviewer at Yiddish literary magazines and a short story writer. In 1935, he moved to America and began writing for the Jewish Daily Forward, where many of his novels were serialized. By the 1950s, with his work being translated into English, his fame grew beyond the Yiddish reading world. In 1978, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. A resident of the Upper West Side, Singer died at age 87 in 1991.


Robert Brustein (2010 National Medal of Arts) is a playwright, actor, director, critic and scholar. He was the founding director of the Yale Repertory Theatre and the American Repertory Theater. He is author of 16 books on theatre and society and has written 112 adaptations and seven plays, his two most recent being his Shakespeare Trilogy--The English Channel, Mortal Terror, and The Last Will. Mr. Brustein has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was recently inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.


Arnold Weinstein (1927-2005) was a playwright, librettist, poet and professor. His plays include Red Eye of Love and an adaptation of Ovid's Metamorphoses. With composer William Bolcom, he wrote the operas McTeague, A View from the Bridge and A Wedding and the theatre-opera works, among them Dynamite Tonite! and Casino Paradise. He was Chair of the Yale Drama School playwriting department and taught poetry and dramatic writing at Columbia.


Hankus Netsky is chair of the Contemporary Improvisation Department at the New England Conservatory. Founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, he is music director for Itzhak Perlman's Klezmer music project, In the Fiddler's House and for his new cantorial, klezmer, and Yiddish music project, The Soul of Jewish Music. He has composed for film, theatre and video and collaborated with Robin Williams, Joel Grey and Theodore Bikel.

Zalmen Mlotek is an internationally recognized authority on Yiddish folk and theatre music and is a leading figure in the Jewish theatre and concert worlds. He is artistic director of the National
Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene, the longest operating Yiddish theater company in America. Mr. Mlotek was co-creator, music director and conductor of These Were the Days, the first bilingual musical honored with a Drama Desk Award and nominated for two Tonys.


David Gordon has constructed dance and theater events for his Pick Up Performance Co(s) since 1971. His commissions for directing and/or choreographing include: Danspace Project, Dance Theater Workshop, Dance Theatre of Harlem, White Oak Dance Project, American Ballet Theatre, American Repertory Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Joyce Theater, Theatre for a New Audience, New York Theatre Workshop, Guthrie Theater, Mark Taper Forum, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Serious Fun! at Lincoln Center, Spoleto Festival USA, Actors Studio, PBS/ WNET Great Performances, PBS/KTCA Alive TV, BBC/Channel 4, UK. His awards include two Obies, three Bessies, two Dramalogues, two Guggenheims, two Pew Charitable Trust National Residency Grants (in both Theater and Dance) three NEA American Masterpieces Grants (in Dance & Theater). He is a current member of Actors Studio and Center for Creative Research. He was a previous panel chair for the NEA Dance Program and is a founding artist for Grand Union and Judson Church Performances. He performed with Yvonne Rainer Co./James Waring Co.


Michael Iannucci, in addition to Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway and Enter Laughing Off-Broadway, has appeared in Wallenberg at the New York Musical Theatre Festival and On the Waterfront for Brave New World Rep. He appeared in national tours of Annie and Fiddler on the Roof and regionally in The Most Happy Fella, Cats, Falsettoland, Rags, Crazy for You, and My Fair Lady, among others.

Amy Warren made her Broadway debut in the Pulitzer Prize winning play August: Osage County. She received nominations for the Outer Critics, Lucille Lortel, and Drama Desk awards for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, for Elmer Rice’s The Adding Machine, composed by Joshua Schmidt and directed by David Cromer. She has played leading roles at the Goodman and Steppenwolf Theaters in Chicago. Television work includes appearances on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Law and Order.

Robert Israel has designed sets and/or costumes for numerous opera companies, among them the Metropolitan Opera, the English National Opera, Vienna Staatsoper, the Paris Opera, De Nederlandse Opera, the Royal Danish Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, New National Theatre of Tokyo, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera and Festival di Due Mondi in Spoleto. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Obie Award and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Jennifer Tipton is well known for her work in dance, theater and opera. Her recent work in dance includes Paul Taylor's The Uncommitted and Alexei Ratmansky's The Nutcracker for American Ballet Theatre. Her recent work in theater includes Bergman's Autumn Sonata at the Yale Repertory Theatre and the Wooster Group's version of Tennessee Williams's Vieux Carre. Her most recent work in opera includes Gounod's Romeo Et Juliette directed by Bart Sher at La Scala and Mozart's La Clemenza Di Tito directed by David McVicar at the Aix Festival in France. Ms. Tipton teaches lighting at the Yale School of Drama. Among many awards she is the recipient of the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize in 2001 and the Jerome Robbins Prize in 2003. In 2008 she became a United States Artist "Gracie" Fellow and a MacArthur Fellow.

Catherine Zuber has won Tony Awards for her work on South Pacific, The Coast of Utopia, The Light in the Piazza, Awake and Sing! and The Royal Family. Additional Broadway credits include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Seascape (Tony nomination), Joe Turner… (Outer Critics Circle nomination), Oleanna, A Man for All Seasons, Cry-Baby, Mauritius, Doubt, Little Women, Dracula, Frozen, Dinner at Eight (Tony, OCC nominations), Twelfth Night (Tony nomination). Opera credits include Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Doctor Atomic.

Theatre for a New Audience www.tfana.org was founded in 1979 by Jeffrey Horowitz, artistic director. Its mission is to develop and vitalize the performance and study of Shakespeare and classic drama. The Theatre has produced twenty-eight of the Bard's plays with directors who include Sir Peter Hall, Mark Rylance, Bartlett Sher and Julie Taymor, and a diverse repertory by authors such as Harley Granville Barker, Edward Bond and Adrienne Kennedy. It has played on Broadway, toured nationally and internationally. In 2001, Theatre for a New Audience became
the first American theatre invited to bring a production of Shakespeare to the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Stratford-upon-Avon. Cymbeline, directed by Bartlett Sher, premiered at the RSC and in 2007, Theatre for a New Audience was invited to return with The Merchant of Venice starring F. Murray Abraham and directed by Darko Tresnjak. In June, 2011, Theatre for a New Audience broke ground for its first home, a center for Shakespeare and classic drama in downtown Brooklyn in the BAM Cultural District slated to open in 2013.

The Drama Desk Award-winning National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene, www.folksbiene.org Zalmen Mlotek Artistic Director, and Bryna Wasserman, Executive Director, is the longest continuously producing Yiddish theatre company in the world, and America's sole-surviving professional Yiddish theatre. Now celebrating its 97th consecutive season, Folksbiene presents plays, concerts and literary events in English and Yiddish, with English and Russian supertitles accompanying all performances. The company's mission is to celebrate the Jewish experience through the performing arts and to transmit a rich cultural legacy in exciting new ways.

The Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts www.nyuskirball.org is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for New York University and lower Manhattan. Led by Executive Producer Jay Oliva (President Emeritus, NYU) and Senior Director Michael Harrington, the programs of the Skirball Center reflect NYU's mission as an international center of scholarship, defined by excellence and innovation and shaped by an intellectually rich and diverse environment. A vital aspect of the Center's mission is to build young adult audiences for the future of live performance.


From its inception in 2005, Peak Performances at Montclair State University (www.peakperfs.org.), under the artistic direction of Jedediah Wheeler, has brought a wide range of internationally acclaimed artists and productions to the Alexander Kasser Theater. With an emphasis on inter-disciplinary work, Peak Performances has presented over 50 world and American premieres by artists such as Bill T. Jones, South African director Robyn Orlin, Susan Marshall, Italian theater artist Romeo Castelucci, Wayne MacGregor, Brazilian choreographer
Sonia Destri, Bob MacGrath, Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite, Jazz composer Fred Hersch, David Gordon and Belgian artist, writer, director Jan Fabre, among many others. By bringing together artists of uncommon imagination with audiences, of adventuresome spirits, Peak Performances fosters a greater understanding and appreciation of creativity. The 2010 Peak Performances production of Shlemiel the First was made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of American Masterpieces: Three centuries of Artistic Genius.

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust was created by Harold Steinberg in 1986 in the names of himself and his late wife Miriam, sometimes known as “Mimi.” The Trust’s primary mission is to support and promote the American theater as a vital part of our culture by nurturing American playwrights, encouraging the development and production of new American plays, and providing significant support to theater companies across the country.
Since its inception, the Trust has given in excess of $50 million to more than one hundred not-for-profit theater organizations. These gifts have funded countless productions, as well as the commissioning of playwrights, playwriting programs and arts-in-education outreach programs for thousands of children in an effort to create and educate new generations of theatergoers.
The Trust also collaborated with the American Theater Critics Association to create and fund the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award. The award is presented annually during the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theater of Louisville. Recent winners of this award include Craig Lucas, Lynn Nottage, Lee Blessing and Nilo Cruz.
The members of the Board of Directors of The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust are Carole A. Krumland, James D. Steinberg, Michael A. Steinberg, Seth M. Weingarten and William D. Zabel.
Box Office

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

NAGELBERG THEATRE AT BARUCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

New Voices of the Yiddish Stage

55 LEXINGTON AVENUE
NEW YORK New York US 646 312 5073 [map]
Price: Benefit for Hillel at Baruch

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Westhampton Synagogue

Rising Stars of the Yiddish Stage - 9pm

Westhampton New York [map]
Price: free

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
www.folksbiene.org | Subtitled in English | RSVP: 631.288.0534 ext.10 or online @ www.thehamptonsynagogue.org CONCERT SERIES
6TH ANNUAL LABOR DAY WEEKEND CONCERT
WITH THE NATIONAL YIDDISH THEATRE-FOLKSBIENE
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 Broadw

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Segal Centre

Zalmen Mlotek - 100 years of Yiddish Theater music with guest star Daniella Rabbani

Montreal Can [map]

International Yiddish Theater Festival in Montreal  at the Segal Centre 


Monday, June 13th, 2011

Segal Centre

Soul to Soul with Magda Fishman, Elmore James, Tony Perry

Montreal Can [map]

Excerpts from Soul to Soul at the opening of the International Yiddish Theater Festival in Montreal June 13-21


Sunday, May 15th, 2011

NAGELBERG THEATRE AT BARUCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

The Adventures of Hershele Ostropolyer - PLAYING MAY 15- JUNE 26

55 LEXINGTON AVENUE
NEW YORK New York US 646 312 5073 [map]
Price: SEE WWW.FOLKSBIENE.ORG

MIKE BURSTYN RETURNS IN "THE ADVENTURES OF HERSHELE
OSTROPOLYER" -- ELEANOR REISSAʼS NEW MUSICAL ADAPTATION OF THE
YIDDISH CLASSIC
LAST SEASONʼS HIT MUSICAL BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND FOR FIVE-WEEKS
FROM MAY 15 THROUGH JUNE 26
(March 10, 2011) Folksbieneʼs breakaway hit, "The Adventures of Hershele
Ostropolyer," one of the best-reviewed shows of 2009-2010 season, returns for a special
encore engagement this spring. Starring Mike Burstyn as a Jewish Robin Hood, and
adapted, directed and choreographed by the Tony Award-nominated director Eleanor
Reissa, this family friendly musical based on a Yiddish folktale was called “a treat” by
Jewish Press and “delightful in any language” by TheaterMania.com. The showʼs fiveweek
Off-Broadway engagement runs from May 15 to June 26 at The Baruch
Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (at 25th Street). (“Hershele” opened on
June 3, 2010. The “opening” for media outlets that missed “Hershele” the first time
around or for re-review, will be Sunday May 22 at 6pm.) For tickets call 866/811-4111, or
visit www.folksbiene.org “Hershele” is performed entirely in Yiddish, with English and Russian supertitles. In her
review in The Forward, Masha Leon said, “The supertitles are so good non-Yiddish
speakers will – between belly laughs – assume they actually understand mameloshn.”
Based on the classic Yiddish play by Moyshe Gershenson, the showʼs original score
features a sumptuous mosaic of rare and well-known Yiddish theatre and folk songs
compiled by the Yiddish musicologist Chana Mlotek. Zalmen Mlotek, Ms. Mloteksʼs son,
is the showʼs music director, and is responsible for the arrangements. The showʼs 4-
piece klezmer band features the emerging clarinetist Dmitri Slepovitch.
In this rollicking musical comedy, the beloved folk hero Hershele Ostropolyer battles
injustice armed with only his wits. Ever resourceful, Hershele mobilizes an entire
community to thwart the wicked designs of the townʼs leading citizen, the miserly Reb
Kalmen.
With Burstyn leading the way, "Hersheleʼs" cast of 9 also includes Shane Baker; Joanne
Borts; I. W. "Itzy" Firestone; Edward Furs; Ari Jacobson; Rebecca Lawrence; Dani
Marcus; and Steve Sterner. Marci Skolnick is the production stage manager. The showʼs
4-piece klezmer band features the emerging clarinetist Dmitri Splepovitch. Penny Ayn
(more)
2 Hershele
Maas is the associate choreographer.
The production design team includes Roger Hanna (scenic design); Kirk Bookman
(lighting design); Gail Cooper-Hecht (costume design), and Bruce Ellman (sound
design).
Burstyn, who heads a cast of 9, is a two-time Kinor David-winner (Israel's Oscar). He
starred in Folksbieneʼs widely acclaimed hit musical revue "On Second Avenue” for
which he earned a 2006 best actor in a musical Drama Desk nomination. A scion of
Yiddish theatre royalty, Burstyn grew up performing in Yiddish with his famous parents
Pesach Burstein and Lillian Lux and his sister Susan. He starred on Broadway in
"Barnum" and "Ain't Broadway Grand," Off-Broadway in “The Rothschilds” (Drama Desk
nomination) and in the national tour of "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife" (with Valerie
Harper). Reissa, a singer and actress (title role in Folksbieneʼs critically acclaimed
“Yentl”), was nominated for a Tony Award as the director of "Those Were the Days".
“The Adventures of Hershele Ostropolyer” performs at the 220-seat Baruch Performing
Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (entrance on 25th Street, between Lexington and 3rd
Avenues) from May 15 to June 26. The schedule, with some variation, is as follows:
Tuesdays at 7:30pm; Wednesdays at 2pm & 7:30pm; Thursdays at 2pm & 7:30pm, and
Sundays at 2pm & 6pm. There are no performances from June 6 to 12. There are no
performances on Tuesdays June 14 and 21. (On these weeks special Saturday 10pm
performances are added on June 18 and 25.) For tickets, which are $55, call 866/811-
4111, or visit www.folksbiene.org Now in its historic 96h consecutive season, The National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene,
presents plays in English and Yiddish that either preserve the great legacy of the Yiddish
theatre or add to it. In the past 11 seasons, 12 out of 15 mainstage productions have
either been new works or first-time adaptations.
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Sunday, May 15th, 2011

NAGELBERG THEATRE AT BARUCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

The Adventures of Hershele Ostropolyer

55 LEXINGTON AVENUE
NEW YORK New York US 646 312 5073 [map]

PLays from May 15- June 26  

some Saturday nights at 10pm...

 

check website for schedule 

 

http://www.folksbiene.org/current_shows/hershele/about.html


Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Avery Fisher Hall

The Thomashefskys - Music and Memories of a Life in the Yiddish Theater- National Yiddish Theater Gala - 5:30pm reception -- 7:30pm Concert

132 West 65th St.
New York New York 10023
212-875-5009 [map]
Price: $75- $500 (tickets and packages)

The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene 2011 Gala Benefit Honoring Michael Tilson Thomas and David and Sylvia Steiner-

The Thomashefskys: Music and Memories of a Life in Yiddish Theater at Avery Fisher Hall – Wednesday, April 6, 2011.  Reception at 6-7pm, Show at 7:30 pm.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3_DcTxEATE


Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Temple Aliyah

Zalmen Mlotek - 100 years of Yiddish Theater music

6025 Valley Circle Blvd
Woodland Hills California 91365
818 3481498 [map]

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Seattle Straum JCC

Zalmen Mlotek - 100 years of Yiddish Theater music

Mercer Island
Seattle Washington (206) 388-0832 [map]


 (206) 388-0832


Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Teaneck Jewish Center

The Magical World of Yiddish Song - 2pm

70 Sterling Place
Teaneck New Jersey [map]
Price: Free

The Magical World of Yiddish Song’
Thursday, March 10, 2011
TEANECK SUBURBANITE
The Jewish Center of Teaneck, 70 Sterling Place, will present "The Magical World of Yiddish Song" featuring Center member Zalmen Mlotek and his children in a performance celebrating the upcoming holiday of Purim in the Yiddish world Sunday afternoon, March 13 at 2 p.m.


PHOTO COURTESY OF AHRONA OHRING
Performing 'The Magical World of Yiddish Song' at the Jewish Center is Zalmen Mlotek and kids Elisha and Avram Mlotek and Sara Tova (above) in celebration of Purim on March 13.
Mlotek is the artistic director of the Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre, America's sole surviving Yiddish theatre company, located in New York City, which has been producing Yiddish cultural events for almost 100 years. It has attracted non-Yiddish speakers as well as Yiddish ones since its productions are translated by means of subtitles over the stage. Similarly, it is not necessary to understand Yiddish for the Mlotek concert at the Center. Anyone can enjoy the melodies which parents and grandparents might have sung and any necessary translation will by supplied by the Mloteks.

This program is sponsored by the Center's Yiddish Club, Adult Education Committee and New Beginnings group. It is free and light refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 201-833-0515 or visit www.jcot.org.

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Great Neck Arts Center

Kids and Yiddish

http://www.folksbiene.org/kids_n_yiddish_touring.html


Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Kulanu

Kids and Yiddish

http://www.folksbiene.org/kids_n_yiddish_touring.html


Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Williams College

Soul to Soul with Magda Fishman, Elmore James, Tony Perry

Williamstown Massachusetts 01267
US [map]

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

SAR Academy

KIds and Yiddish - 9am

Riverdale New York [map]

http://www.folksbiene.org/kids_n_yiddish_touring.html


Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies at University of Miami

100 Years of Yiddish Theater Music: From Shtetl to the Klezmer Revival - 7:30pm

5202 University Drive Merrick 105
Coral Gables Florida [map]

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center

Live in Concert with Zalmen Mlotek's Magical World of Yiddish Song with guest Daniella Rabbani - 2pm

9801 Donna Klein Blvd.
Boca Raton Florida 561-852-3254 [map]

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Beth Torah

Zalmen Mlotek - 100 years of Yiddish Theater Music with Daniella Rabbani - 8pm

20350 NE 26 Avenue
North Miami Beach Florida 954-983-8621 [map]

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/topic/fl-jjps-mlotek-0202,0,2759345.story


Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Kingsborough College

The Magical World of Yiddish Song

2001 Oriental Blvd
Brooklyn New York 11235
[map]

with Daniella Rabbani 


Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Bohemian National Center

Chanuke Cabaret Dinner honoring Elie and Marion Wiesel and Ambassador Ronald Lauder - 6pm

E. 73rd Street
New York New York [map]

www.folksbiene.org


Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Center of Jewish HIstory

Chanuke Cabaret of Jewish Music Association

E. 16th Street, off 15th Avenue
New York New York [map]

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Jewish Home at Rockleigh

Zalmen and Sarah Mlotek in Concert

10 Link Drive
Rockleigh New Jersey 07647
[map]

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Temple Agudath Shalom

100 years of Yiddish Theater Music

Stamford Connecticut [map]

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Jewish Home at Rivervale

Zalmen and Sarah Mlotek in concert

685 Westwood Avenue,
River Vale New Jersey 07675
[map]

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Beit Avi-Chai

Zalmen Mlotek in concert - 8pm

44 King George St
Jerusalem Isr 972-2-6215900 [map]

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Leonardo Club Hotel

Zalmen Mlotek in Concert - 11am

Eilat Isr [map]

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Bet Hatefutsoth

Zalmen Mlotek in concert

Tel Aviv Israel [map]

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Beit Shalom Aleichem - Tel Aviv

Zalmen Mlotek

Tel Aviv Isr [map]

Performances in Israel under the auspices of Yiddishpiel (Yiddish Theater of Israel Straight from New York - 100 Years of Yiddish Theater: From Yassy to Second Avenue to Broadway: A multi-media musical presentation Featuring Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director of The National Yiddish Theatre- Folksbiene (USA).


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