Artists, particularly in theater, are still plagued by the slur “Gay Commie Jew.” But how did it come about?
The son of Viennese refugees from Hitler, the gifted, menschy composer wrote the ultimate survivor’s song
The Material World, Dan Fishback’s new musical, uses the Jewish left to ask: Are consumers the new workers?
With Nice Work and Porgy and Bess up for 20 Tonys, the Gershwins and Stephen Sondheim talk to Tablet
A Broadway revival of 1960’s The Best Man reveals a prescient take on presidential politics, but from era before Jewish issues played a major role
The Son of God takes Manhattan—from Bigger Than Jesus to Godspell—and the people blamed for his death wonder where to turn
A skillful new Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman cannot overcome the flaws of this dated and stilted play
Tablet invites you to a Broadway-inspired Purim Spiel
With Stephen Sondheim’s second collection of his lyrics, the hyper-articulate, neurotic, modernist master Broadway songwriter takes a curtain call
After his family’s recent media appearances, Bernie Madoff looms over Frank Langella’s turn as a disgraced financier in Broadway’s Man and Boy
A breathless biography of Wendy Wasserstein hints at the tensions in the playwright’s life but, like its subject, fails to confront them
Zero Mostel, Emma Goldman, and George Gershwin all worked on the stretch of Manhattan’s West 28th Street once known as Tin Pan Alley. Now it’s Tablet Magazine’s home, too, so let’s explore the neighborhood.
Broadway! Woody! Elaine May! A Coen brother!
On Broadway, Cairo Jews, and more
Broadway show will find non-churchgoing fans
Songs from Tablet Magazine’s ‘Gypsy’-inspired Passover musical
The Fox cult hit ‘Glee’ is about outcasts and Broadway—so naturally it offers a Jewish storyline
Jane Goldberg shares an insider’s perspective on a dance tradition
Composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown hasn’t always had an easy time fitting in. Neither have his characters.
After Fiddler and The Apple Tree, Harnick and Bock took on a different challenge
A comedian wears out his the boychik routine