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music from Jill Sobule's "Yentl," NYC, 15 Jan 2015

Jill Sobule’s Music from Yentl
Featuring the Isle of Klezbos

Thursday, January 15 at 7:30
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage

Based on Isaac Bashevis Singer’s short story “Yentl the Yeshiva Boy” and updated with new music and lyrics composed by Jill Sobule, Yentl tells the story of a young girl in 19th century Eastern Europe forbidden to pursue her dream of studying Talmud. Unwilling to accept her fate, she disguises herself as a man. But when she falls in love, Yentl must decide how far she’s willing to go to protect her identity. Invigorated with a bracing klezmer/pop/rock score by Jill Sobule (the original “I Kissed a Girl,” “Supermodel”), Yentl asks up-to-the-minute questions about gender and sexuality.

“Yentl offers sweetness and laughter with a modern twist.”—Sarasota Herald Tribune

Adapted for the stage by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer

Additional music by Robin Eaton

A Lincoln Center commission

More info: atrium.lincolncenter.org/2015/music-from-yentl.html

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