Off-Broadway shows

The Boy King Before The War

Family musical brings new attention to Holocaust hero Janusz Korczak’s literary legacy.

08/20/2013
Jewish Week Correspondent
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It is difficult to view anything inspired by the work of Janusz Korsczak, the Polish-Jewish physician/author/educator/orphanage proprietor, without interpreting it through the lens of his tragic death.

King Timmy (Cormac Cullinane) and his “cabinet” figure out how to deal with a problem. Carol Rosegg

A Jewish Comedian Raised On Sitcoms

07/05/2011
Special To The Jewish Week

Nothing encapsulates American culture better than the sitcom. In “The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom,” comic Judy Gold fondly remembers the television programs that molded her upbringing and her outlook on life. Co-written with Kate Moira Ryan, the show explores Gold’s obsession with American pop culture and her ongoing sense of outsider-ness as a performer who is both Jewish and openly gay. Directed by Amanda Charlton, “The Judy Show” opens Off-Broadway next week at the DR2 Theatre (103 E. 15th St.

Comic Judy Gold definitely did not see herself in the sitcoms of the ‘70s like “The Brady Bunch.” T. Charles Erickson

Can Bad Dates Make Good Theater?

Four women writers turn their adventures in singledom into Off-Broadway plays.

Special To The Jewish Week
12/07/2010

On the Off-Broadway stage these days, the date’s the thing. The Jewish date, that is.

In a quirk of theater programming (and perhaps a collective indictment of the Jewish singles scene, or at least Jewish men), no fewer than four plays of late — all by Jewish women — mine the dating lives of their authors. And they expose some of raw nerves that make dating such a sensitive proposition these days: the pull and peril of online dating, the obstacle posed by religious differences and the thorny issue of Jewish identity.

Rachel Evans, below, “Jew Wish”
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