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Premiere of Theo Bikel's "Shalom Aleichem: Laughter through Tears," NYC, Nov 8 - Dec 13, 2009

posterNEW YORK PREMIERE November 8th - December 13th Tickets now on sale! Click here to purchase tickets for THEO BIKEL in SHOLOM ALEICHEM: LAUGHTER THROUGH TEARS 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 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 BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW Folksbiene logo
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.