Sundown: Madoff Stole My Savings

And all I got was this lousy t-shirt

Sundown: Anne Frank, Not So Bitter

Anne at 80, chattering teeth, and a lox recall

Curtain Up

Benjamin Harshav explores the Moscow Yiddish Theater

Possessed

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

Asch’s Passion

A popular Yiddish novelist strove for immortality by taking on Jesus, but it cost him his core audience and made him a marked man

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.?

Popularity Contests

Composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown hasn’t always had an easy time fitting in. Neither have his characters.

Operation Shylock

F. Murray Abraham tackles theater’s most vexing villains

Give ‘Em Hecht

A young Chicago newspaperman thought he was perfect for the part of his hero

Waiting for Bessie

Seven decades after Stella Adler originated the role, will Clifford Odets’ Bronx matriarch be harder to digest, or easier to dismiss?

Going It Alone

One-person shows dominate the Fringe festival

Alienation Effect

Shadowtime seems to strive for difficulty for its own sake

Off Broadway

A critic lambasts Tony Kushner as a self-loathing Jew for Caroline, or Change

Fiddler Crabs

Preemptive strikes denounced an “ethnically cleansed” revival, and critics took the bait. But does nostalgia really honor tradition?

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