Well Versed Blog

Posted: Mon, 09/19/2016 - 11:17 | Posted by: Diane Cole | Well Versed
Rembrandt van Rijn, Moses with the Ten Commandments, 1659, oil on canvas, Gemäldegalerie der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin

It’s a myth that won’t go away that Rembrandt was Jewish. (His mother was Catholic; his father Protestant.)   But is there a Christian artist whose renderings of Biblical scenes speak more deeply to the Jewish soul?

Posted: Wed, 09/14/2016 - 10:31 | Posted by: Sandee Brawarsky | Well Versed
Beth Selter

In between songs about love, the passage of time, more love, marriage and dreams, Beth Selter narrates the story of her own life in her cabaret performance, “The Chance to Sing,” at the Metropolitan Room on Sunday, September 18th. She’ll sing Sondheim, the Beatles, the Gershwins, telling of her Long Island childhood, her steadfast modern orthodoxy, her family and her passionate desire to sing. 

Posted: Mon, 09/12/2016 - 13:34 | Posted by: Joel Silverstein | Well Versed
Artist Yona Verwer viewing a “hidden video”

History can be a dusty and deadly affair. The secret to making art about history is to be both loyal to your subject and improvisational in its expression.

Posted: Fri, 08/26/2016 - 10:41 | Posted by: Sandee Brawarsky | Well Versed
Michael Bernardi and Teri Bernardi, outside the Broadway Theatre. Tyson Lindo

When Michael Bernardi first came out on the stage of the Broadway theater in Wednesday’s matinee performance of “Fiddler on the Roof,” the audience was electric with cheers. Many understood that the actor had waited a lifetime for this opportunity to step out as Tevye.

Posted: Tue, 08/16/2016 - 12:25 | Posted by: Sandee Brawarsky | Well Versed
 Fyvush Finkel. Wikimedia Commons

By Sandee Brawarsky

Fyvush Finkel, the long-time actor who first made his mark on the Yiddish stage and went on to star in mainstream productions on Broadway, off-Broadway and in television and film, died on August 14th at his home in New York. He was 93.

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