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Mourning the Mother Who Left Me Behind

I sat ‘shiva.’ I said ‘Kaddish.’ Then I saw a Broadway musical.

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The Tonys Filled a Void in My Homesick Heart

Although I’m stuck in Los Angeles, this year’s telecast made me feel like I was back in New York

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The Tony Nominations Are Out!

Are they good for the Jews?

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War Forgotten Not in ‘Paris’ Adaptation

‘An American in Paris’ on Broadway awash with post-War realism

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Jewish Boy Meets ‘Shiksa Goddess’

The Last Five Years film adaptation revisits a failed marriage, tired tropes

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‘Falsettos’ Returning to Broadway After 24 Years

New production of the Tony Award-winning musical premieres next spring

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Directing Larry David

Seinfeld creator’s Broadway play, Fish in the Dark, begins previews this week

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Broadway Stalwart Joel Grey Comes Out

Willkommen out of the closet!

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Idina Menzel To Perform at the Super Bowl

Broadway star behind Frozen hit ‘Let it Go’ will sing the national anthem

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Polish Tea Room to Close This Weekend

New York City’s iconic Cafe Edison to serve its last meal Sunday night

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Kenneth Lonergan Is the Greatest Jewish Playwright You Didn’t Know Was Jewish

‘This Is Our Youth,’ with Tavi Gevinson and Michael Cera, portrays the ‘pathetic remnants of Upper West Side Jewish liberalism’

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Mike Nichols: ‘Jewish Humor Is a Way of Surviving’

An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish

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Sitting Shiva for the Polish Tea Room

Broadway’s iconic, unassuming Jewish café to close at the end of the year

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Iconic New York City Jewish Café Closing

Theater district staple Cafe Edison was a hangout for writers and performers

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Jackie Hoffman Stars in ‘On the Town’ Revival

Leonard Bernstein’s classic 1944 musical returns to the Great White Way

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Watching ‘The Producers,’ Nearly 50 Years Later

Mel Brooks’ 1968 film evoked laughs in the face of the obscene. It still does today.

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Larry David Writes Broadway Play About Shiva

Don’t think about mourning, this is something to celebrate!

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Rabbi Stephen Sondheim

The theater legend’s approach to lashon hara is one we can actually follow

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Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld’s New Play

Their “big, huge, gigantic” secret project is a secret no longer

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Leonard Bernstein, the Man Behind the Legend of the Jewish Maestro

Homosexuality, Jewishness, and Zionism, in the newly collected letters of the charismatic musician

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His Name Was Hitler, He Was a Showgirl: Barry Manilow’s New Musical

‘Harmony,’ opening in Atlanta next week, reimagines a famous Weimar-era song-and-dance troupe in major and minor keys

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A Philosophically Funny New Pop Musical Asks, What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Rising songwriter Gaby Alter brings ‘Nobody Loves You,’ about love, ontology, and reality TV, to an off-Broadway debut

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Comedian Jackie Mason—Who Turns 82 Sunday—Is Still Really, Really Funny

But in an in-depth interview with Tablet Magazine, he also gets serious about Israel, anti-Semitism, and why Italians love him

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Allan Sherman’s Last Laugh

A thorough new biography chronicles the rise and fall of the big, Jewish self-destructive funnyman

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Two-Faced Blackface

One of the outrages of a Brooklyn assemblyman’s notorious choice of Purim costumes is its effect on anti-Semitism

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Daybreak: Jewish Home Party Surges in Polls

Plus a yeshiva in Massachusetts fights to stay open

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10 Things We Loved About 2012

From Les Miz to anti-Semitic Elmo, the year’s top 10 most Tattler things—none of them (sadly) NSFW

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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?

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The Way Marvin Hamlisch Was

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