Starting a two-week stand at the Village Vanguard, the lyrical master interprets song for his own purposes
Leonard Bernstein’s classic 1944 musical returns to the Great White Way
In an excerpt from a new biography, the great showman asks, ‘What does music mean?’
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
Homosexuality, Jewishness, and Zionism, in the newly collected letters of the charismatic musician
How the Jewish conductor inspired a classical music-loving rabbi
Artists, particularly in theater, are still plagued by the slur “Gay Commie Jew.” But how did it come about?
A story about intrigue, music, lineage, and tradition
Highlighting the Jewish impact on New York City
Need Hanukkah gift ideas? From a tale of a Shabbat princess to a Lower East Side detective story, here are the year’s best Jewish kids’ books
With Stephen Sondheim’s second collection of his lyrics, the hyper-articulate, neurotic, modernist master Broadway songwriter takes a curtain call
Plus Rosenblatt’s jeremiad, Peres’s nonsense, and more
What are the 100 greatest Jewish songs ever? Tablet Magazine’s musicologists rank them all, from sacred to pop to hip-hop, from Rabbi Akiva to Amy Winehouse.
Lawsuit could establish new class of plaintiffs
A new biography is overly impressed by Leonard Bernstein’s liberal politics
A consul chastised, a tunnel bombed, and more in the news
Our editor ponders Madoff, Dwek, and other shandes
Soloveitchik, Céline, Salinger, and more
A visit with the composer who took over where Marc Blitzstein left off