These Joshes score an “I’m a mensch!” factor of 10 and the finale is so sweet it will hurt your teeth. But, this journey toward love and self-esteem is told with wit and charm, and is performed by a cast oozing with charisma. Like the pints of ice cream that Josh gobbles down, this confection, er, I mean production, proves impossible to resist.Read More
Author: Stanford Friedman
In this politically and autobiographically tinged tale of a boy and his father, Pabotoy, with a big assist from Shakespeare, explores what it means to be a friend, a Roman, a countryman, and an immigrant; invoking the past while finding a way to rise above it.Read More
Fiddler on the Roof, which premiered in 1964, is a timeless musical. But the fascinating new staging from The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene is a time-bending musical. Spoken and sung in Yiddish (with supertitles in both English and Russian), this Fidler afn Dakh feels like an ancient version newly discovered.Read More
Ms. Joel is certainly her own woman. But, over the course of a whiplash inducing set of 17 standards and new songs, she also has no qualms about establishing herself as the fortunate daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley.Read More
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