Broadway Musical

Creating A New, Old Herr Schultz

In Broadway revival of ‘Cabaret,’ veteran actor Danny Burstein ponders the latest iteration of the show’s Jewish character.

04/29/2014
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Anyone who has seen a version of the musical “Cabaret” will recall the dazzling, provocative world of the Kit Kat Club, a fictional nightclub in pre-World War II Berlin. At the top of the show, a vivacious emcee, originated by Joel Grey, beckons us inside enticingly. “We have no troubles here!” he promises. “Here, life is beautiful.”

Danny Burstein, Linda Emond and Alan Cumming in scene from “Cabaret.”   Joan Marcus

‘Soul Daughter’

In music and life challenges, Neshama Carlebach following in father’s footsteps.

10/16/2013
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As the August premiere of the Broadway musical “Soul Doctor” drew to a close, the daughter of the show’s subject, the late Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, took to the stage.

As Broadway show about her father closes Neshama Carlebach is very much having her moment. Photo via JTA.org

Birthright To The Broadway Rescue

Trip alums get free tix to ‘Soul Doctor’ in bid to pump up flagging sales.

10/02/2013
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Birthright alums, it turns out, are just what the “Soul Doctor” ordered.
Last week, the Birthright Alumni Community announced that it will be offering free tickets to the Broadway play about the life and times of counterculture Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach — to past participants of its program, which offers a free 10-day trip to Israel for young Jews ages 18 to 26.

Eric Anderson as Carlebach and Amber Iman as Nina Simone in "Soul Doctor." Carol Rosegg
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