Theo Bikel in "Shalom Aleichem: Laughter through Tears", 1 Dec 2009
NEW YORK PREMIERE
November 8th - December 13th
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THEO BIKEL in SHOLOM ALEICHEM: LAUGHTER THROUGH TEARS
Tue, Dec @ 2pm & 8pm
Written By Theodore Bikel
Music Direction by Tamara Brooks
Tamara Brooks, Piano
Merima Kljuc(o, Accordion
Directed by Derek Goldman
Presented by Special Arrangement with
National Jewish Theater
Arnold Mittelman, Producing Artistic Director
Originally developed in 2008 by Theater J, Washington, DC
Ari Roth, Artistic Director and Patricia Jenson, Managing Director
IN ENGLISH WITH SOME YIDDISH
THIS SHOW WILL BE PERFORMED MOSTLY IN ENGLISH WITH
YIDDISH AND RUSSIAN SUPERTITLES
A PLAY WITH MUSIC CELEBRATING THE GREAT YIDDISH WRITER
Regular Ticket Prices: Orchestra $55, Balcony $45, Students $25*
*Student tickets can only be purchased at the box office, student ID required
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Critically Acclaimed NEW YORK Premiere
This great theatrical legend returns to New York to unveil this movingly delivered, beautifully sung show about the pioneering 19th - century author Sholom Aleichem. This is a tour de force one-man homage to a writer who was hailed as the Jewish Mark Twain. Told with warmth, humor and a rich catalogue of Yiddish music this major event will be enjoyed by all generations.
Sholom Aleichem’s stories introduced the world to Tevye the Milkman and inspired the landmark Broadway musical, “Fiddler on the Roof.” Theo Bikel played Tevye more than 2,000 performances onstage… Now as playwright and star, Bikel brings back to life one of literature’s most beloved authors and a bevy of the unforgettable characters he created.
He tells their stories… he sings their songs… he magically melds times long gone with matters that tug at our heartstrings even today. Singing in English and Yiddish, Bikel captivates his audience with an enchanting trove of music from Eastern Europe played live onstage by world-renowned musical director Tamara Brooks and acclaimed accordionist Merima Kljuco.
Sholom Aleichem’s last will and testament implored that we remember him only with laughter… and laugh you will as Theo Bikel’s heartfelt creation touchingly fulfills that wish.