Tapped In

Jane Goldberg shares an insider’s perspective on a dance tradition

Funny Girls

An off-Broadway show pays homage to the queens of comedy

With a Capital ‘J’

Alisa Solomon gives us the story behind West Side Story

Radical Riff

How comedians of the 1960s and ’70s revolutionized stand-up

Innocents Abroad

Jerry Herman’s musical ode to the land of milk and honey

Pioneer Tunes

A conversation with Alisa Solomon about the first—and last—Zionist musical comedy on Broadway

Tevye on the West End

Henry Goodman explores the inner workings of a milkman-patriarch

American Dreams

Hanoch Levin’s characters live in one promised land

Brooklyn Follies

In Williamsburg! The Musical, Hasids and hipsters find common ground

Staged Rebellion

Yiddish playwright Jacob Gordin inspired fury and adulation

East Meets Kvetch

An all-Asian troupe performs a musical about kosher caterers, short insomniacs, and hypochondriacs


A century ago, S. Ansky breathed new life into a shtetl folktale. His play, The Dybbuk, still captures creative minds.

Crossover Stars

The flamboyant pioneers of New York’s Yiddish theater crossed continents, genders, and coasts

This Old House

Shmuel Hasfari’s long-running The Master of the House is a smash hit in Tel Aviv. Can it make it in the O.C.?

Let’s Put on a Show

Daily Show writer Rob Kutner started putting on an annual Purimspiel five years ago. He discusses his rowdy and popular parody with Sara Ivry.

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