Andy Kaufman Isn’t Funny

Art historian Miriam Katz wants to bring stand-up comedy into the serious world of galleries and museums

The Assimilation Stage

My Name Is Asher Lev and Disgraced bring to New York stages Jews and Muslims struggling with identity

The Dead Yiddish Poets Society

Nathan Englander’s revealing new play The Twenty-Seventh Man dramatizes Stalin’s murder of gifted Yiddish writers

Don’t Ask, Don’t Ask

Artists, particularly in theater, are still plagued by the slur “Gay Commie Jew.” But how did it come about?

Meyer Levin’s Anne Frank

A controversial radio play of the famous diary—rejected in 1952 as too Jewish—gets a second airing

The Way Marvin Hamlisch Was

The son of Viennese refugees from Hitler, the gifted, menschy composer wrote the ultimate survivor’s song

Lenny Bruce Everywhere

Acknowledging the comic’s gift to Zappa, Mailer, Roth, and the other macho titans of eccentric 1960s pop

Bubbe Elizabeth the Second

When did the Queen of England, star of the Olympic opening ceremony, become a Jewish grandmother?

Shopping for Answers

The Material World, Dan Fishback’s new musical, uses the Jewish left to ask: Are consumers the new workers?

Non-Jews Telling Jokes

To understand what comedy today reveals about Jews, look at the jokes gentile comedians tell about us

A Chinese Shul’s Love Story

North Bank Suzhou Creek, a bilingual production set in wartime Shanghai, brings music back to a silent sanctuary

The Gershwin Wars

With Nice Work and Porgy and Bess up for 20 Tonys, the Gershwins and Stephen Sondheim talk to Tablet

Dancing Like Arabs

Native cultural mix inspires work by Israeli choreographers Zvi Gotheiner and Hofesh Schechter

The Riches of Rags

A revival of Yiddish poet H. Leivick’s play reveals a genius at the center of a turn-of-the-century literary scene

Old Jews Telling More Jokes

The web series ‘Old Jews Telling Jokes’ goes off-Broadway, with shtick, songs, and a script by writer Daniel Okrent

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