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Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins’ ‘Dybbuk’ Returns

It’s the opposite of ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’ New York City Ballet’s new production opens this week.

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Angels in America

Tony Kushner’s masterpiece of 1980s cruelty returns to Broadway just as the next wave of illiberalism washes over Trump’s new order

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Israeli Dance Master Roy Assaf’s ‘Girls & Boys’

His new show in Tel Aviv opening this week brings delicacy to the raw athletic style that dominates contemporary choreography

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A Sea of Blood at the Met

Race theory, Aryan purity, and a Jewish purge in Wagner’s ‘Parsifal’

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Shalokhmones for Hitler and Dueling King Lears

Rokhl’s Golden City: Shakespeare reinvented, Klezmer reimagined, and Yiddish Nobels reframed for Canadian heroes

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The Forgotten World of the Badass Valeska Gert

On her 126th birthday, measuring the influence of the incomparable ‘dance performance artist’ who inspired entertainers from German Expressionism through to 1980s punk

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From Aden to Jerusalem to Los Angeles to Harvard to Tel Aviv, the Genius of American-born Israeli Choreographer Barak Marshall

Heir to a great dance heritage, the Mizrahi artist is not afraid to tell stories. A production of his ‘Monger’ opens tonight in Los Angeles.

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‘The Band’s Visit’ Is Terrific Musical Theater. Go See It.

The magical Broadway adaptation of the 2007 Israeli film sets aside politics in favor of humanity

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Citizens Transformed Into Raging Animals, in Yiddish

Rokhl’s Golden City: New Yiddish Rep’s version of Ionesco’s Rhinoceros, and a trombonist extraordinaire at KlezKanada

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Yiddish on the Beach

Rokhl’s Golden City: A day in Coney Island

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Paula Vogel’s ‘Indecent’ and the Challenge of Liberalism

What does real cultural progress look like?

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Barney Miller and ‘God of Vengeance’

Rokhl’s Golden City: What 1970s sitcom TV and 1920s Yiddish theater have in common

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The Holocaust Play That Helped the Roman Catholic Church Reject Anti-Semitism

‘The Deputy,’ staged in West Berlin in 1963, was the first German drama to take on the horrors of the Holocaust and Pope Pius XII’s moral failures in World War II

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Oslo on Broadway

Playwright J.T. Rogers talks about the deputies’ deputies who allow him to tell a complicated diplomatic story, why the play resonates today, and why the 1990s seems so very long ago now

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Yakov Smirnoff Brings Reagan-Era Optimism to the Age of Trump

Investigation reveals the hardest working post-Soviet comic has clear ties to Russia and direct connection to a president. America, what a country.

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Guilt Trip

This week on Unorthodox, Yiddish maven Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath and ‘Bad German’ Tessa Kim

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‘To the End of the Land’ Is Israel’s Hottest Ticket

A new Habima theater adaptation of David Grossman’s award-winning but deeply pessimistic novel puts the Jewish State on a treadmill to outrun history

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Tom Bird Bears Witness to Two Wars and the Holocaust

A Vietnam veteran wanted to bring to the theater a story about his father, a veteran of World War II. It meant facing the horrors of war with brutal honesty and love.

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The Architect and the Hit Man Meet in Itzik Galili

The Israeli choreographer’s signature neoclassical style on view in two new pieces, ‘Mono Lisa’ and ‘Man of the Hour’

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L’Chaim! In Praise of Ostentatious, Vulgar, Nouveau Riche Jews Spending Money Like There’s No Tomorrow

Puritan restraint is fine, if you haven’t been unaccommodated and unwelcome elsewhere for centuries

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Diva D, the Godmother of Jerusalem Drag, Can’t Leave the Holy City Alone

For one of the founding practitioners of Israel’s cross-dressing performance art—chased out to Tel Aviv by ultra-Orthodox antipathy—Purim is just another day to do battle for her right to be her

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Hofesh Schecter Makes ‘Fiddler’ Dance

The Israeli choreographer behind the acclaimed new Broadway revival updates the peasant vibe of an American classic

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Lord Gaga of Batsheva

Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin’s new language of modern dance

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Broadway’s First Lesbian Kiss Was Originally in Yiddish. Now It’s in New Haven.

With ‘Indecent,’ Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman return to Sholem Asch’s ‘God of Vengeance’ for the throbbing thrills only your grandmother could know

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‘Death of a Salesman’ Is American, Not Yiddish

The New Yiddish Rep’s admirable production of the Arthur Miller classic shows how lucky we are the playwright left his Jewish heritage behind

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The Spy Who Bent a Million Spoons

Israeli mentalist Uri Geller’s mind-over-matter philosophy of life

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Arthur Miller’s Forgotten Masterpiece

‘Incident at Vichy,’ a play about rounding up Jews and Roma, held lessons for Soviet Refuseniks

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Iddo, the Smartest Netanyahu Brother

As his new play ‘A Happy End’ premieres in New York, the playwright reflects on the decisions that shape lives

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Laugh In

A new book about comedy writing is the latest in a ‘how to be funny’ genre

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