Broadway

‘Leopoldstadt’: A Broadway play of Holocaust horror

With fine direction by Patrick Marber, who is also Jewish, it is no surprise that Leopoldstadt won the Olivier Award for Best New Play when it was performed in London in 2020.

By ALAN ZEITLIN
12/11/2022

The missed opportunities of Tom Stoppard’s ‘Leopoldstadt’

Stoppard’s play is not exploitative, but intelligent and sincere. I understand why critics and audiences have found it moving, “brilliant,” “beautiful” and “prescient.”

By ANDREW SILOW-CARROLL / JTA
17/10/2022

Springtime for who? Israeli satirical show likens Itamar Ben-Gvir to Hitler

It's not quite the Adolf Hitler who ran Germany from 1933-1945, but the singing, high-kicking Hitler imagined by Mel Brooks in his classic 1967 comedy, “The Producers.”

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
24/09/2022
A SCENE FROM ‘Phantom of the Opera,’ in which Ben Lewis stars as the ‘Phantom’ and Kelly Mathieson

'Phantom of the Opera' is taking its final bow after 35 years

Broadway's longest-running show is having its final curtain call in February 2023, according to multiple news sources.

Sasson Gabay in THE BAND'S VISIT, photo by Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade 2018.

Sasson Gabai and 'The Band’s Visit' celebrated in New England

“The Band’s Visit” follows the story of an Egyptian police band who find themselves marooned in a remote town in the Israeli desert.

Lea Michele

Lea Michele will replace Beanie Feldstein in ‘Funny Girl’

The revival of “Funny Girl,” the first on Broadway since Streisand originated the role, debuted in April amid sky-high expectations for Feldstein. But it was a rocky road on Broadway for Feldstein.

By ANDREW LAPIN/JTA
12/07/2022

Billy Crystal performs ‘Yiddish scat’ at the Tony Awards

Crystal ended his routine by leading Radio City Music Hall in a giant “Oy vey” chant.

By ANDREW LAPIN/JTA
13/06/2022

The former Kutz Camp will be a set for Ben Platt’s new movie, ‘Theater Camp’

“Theater Camp,” a musical comedy starring the Jewish Broadway star, will film on the site of the old Kutz Camp in Warwick, New York.

By ANDREW LAPIN/JTA
11/06/2022
Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard’s ‘Leopoldstadt,’ his first play to explore Jewish history, is coming to Broadway

Named after Vienna’s Jewish ghetto during World War II, “Leopoldstadt” tells the story of 50 years in the life of one wealthy intermarried family.

By CALEB GUEDES-REED/JTA
09/06/2022

Ben Platt to play Jewish lynching victim Leo Frank in a revival of Broadway musical ‘Parade’

The show will have a limited run Nov. 1-6 at the New York City Center as its annual gala presentation.

By ANDREW LAPIN/JTA
18/05/2022
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