The Tony Award nominations announced Tuesday were dominated by “Hadestown," and Rachel Chavkin, who is Jewish, was nominated as best director.
Simon drew on his tumultuous New York Jewish upbringing in many of his works.
The show based on an Israeli film swept the Broadway awards, including best musical.
Play on Israeli-Palestinian negotiations wins honor while Bette Midler, Ben Platt nab awards at the star-studded and Jewish-studded event.
The past year has been a standout one for Jewish actors, characters and writers who are plying their talents on the Great White Way.
What’s not to like here? A heartcatching story, great choreography, catchy tunes, smart lyrics and eager, lissom performers.
70-odd paintings of set and costume designs by Boris Aronson provide some valuable insight into the lost world of New York Yiddish theater.