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Rhythm and Jews

Mike Stoller, of the powerhouse songwriting duo Leiber and Stoller, talks about cultural appropriation, writing for Elvis, and the idea of the ‘soundtrack of our lives’

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Broadway’s ‘Fiddler’ Raises Money for Refugees

When connections between the people of Anatevka and Syrian refugees became apparent, the cast of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ began to fundraise both onstage and off

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Tunaheads Rejoice: Kroll and Mulaney’s ‘Oh, Hello’ Show Is Coming to Broadway

‘Oh, Hello on Broadway’ will feature the comedy duo’s beloved George St. Geegland and Gil Faizon characters

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Daveed Diggs and Sheldon Harnick Earn Tonys, Capping a Fantastic Year on Broadway

‘Hamilton’ took home 11 Tony Awards, signalling what will hopefully be another period of progress and terrific theater on the Great White Way

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‘Wonder of Wonders, Miracle of Miracles’

Legend Broadway lyricist Sheldon Harnick will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tonys on Sunday

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Back on Broadway: The Jewish Roots of ‘She Loves Me’

From 1937’s ‘Parfumerie’ to Hollywood’s ‘You’ve Got Mail,’ ‘She Loves Me’ tells a familiar story about unseeming love

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The Lynching of Leo Frank

The crime of the century—the 20th century—feels unnervingly relevant today

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Miracle of Miracles

This week on Unorthodox: The latest El Al seat-swapping drama, plus Fiddler on the Roof actor Adam Kantor and writer and comedian Mandy Stadtmiller

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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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Bette Midler to Star in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ on Broadway

The Divine Miss M returns to a Broadway musical for the first time since her run in ‘Fiddler’

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Shirtmaker, Shirtmaker, Make Me a Shirt

Who’s making Tevye look good in the Broadway revival of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’? Carl Goldberg, a third-generation schmatte man—and shirtmaker to the stars.

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Streisand Will Not Star in ‘Gypsy’ Film Adaptation After All

Even for Barbra fans that’s good news, because the musical needs a live audience to work its magic

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The Rothschilds Return to New York

A review of Rothschild & Sons, an off-Broadway revision of Harnick, Bock and Yellen’s musical The Rothschilds

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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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