Joe Stein On The Great White Way

10/26/2010 - 20:00
Special to the Jewish Week

Playwright Joseph Stein, who died at age 98 on Oct. 24 in Manhattan, was an original member of Minyan of the Stars. The organization encouraged show business personalities to celebrate Jewish holidays and traditions.

One of the first gatherings took place at Stein’s home on Park Avenue. It was Chanukah 1990. Lou Jacobi looked around and exclaimed, “We have show people here, even a scout from MGM. MGM—My Gantze Mishpocha [my whole family]!”

Joseph Stein and wife Elisa

Actor Tom Bosley of ‘Happy Days,’ 'Fiorello' Dies

10/19/2010 - 20:00

(JTA) -- Actor Tom Bosley, best known as the "Happy Days" dad Howard Cunningham, has died.

Bosley died Tuesday at his home in Palm Springs from heart failure due to lung cancer. He was 83.

Separation Anxiety: "Secrets of the Trade"

A college student’s playwright mentor makes his parents uneasy in Jonathan Tolins’ hit play.
08/10/2010 - 20:00
Special to the Jewish Week

Our parents may be our first and most important teachers, but part of growing up is finding new mentors who can point us toward success in our careers. In Jonathan Tolins’ new play, “Secrets of the Trade,” set in the 1980s, a theater-obsessed suburban Jewish teenager, Andy Lipman (Noah Robbins) becomes the protege of a legendary but egotistical Broadway playwright, Martin Kerner (John Glover).

Secrets of the Trade

Jews On The Fringe (Festival)

From day school grads-turned-college freshmen to spiritual seekers in Jerusalem to South African emigrés, annual fest includes several Jewish-themed plays.
08/09/2010 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Why are we commanded to wear fringes on our garments? They are a potent reminder of our Jewish identity but also indicate that who we are splays out into the rest of the world, and that the boundaries between us and other people can be fuzzy.

The plays "Abraham's Daughters," above and "Omarys Concepcion Lopez Perez Goes to Israel."

Modern (Orthodox) Romance Hits New York Stage

07/12/2010 - 20:00
Special to the Jewish Week

Differences in levels of religious observance between Jewish partners in a relationship often cause tensions and hurt feelings. But in Amy Holson-Schwartz’s new play, “Can I Really Date a Guy Who Wears a Yarmulke?” starting this weekend at the Midtown International Theatre Festival, these differences become the subject of romantic comedy. Directed by Jay Falzone, the play has been described as “Scrubs” meets “How I Met Your Mother,” with a Jewish twist. 

He’s cute but he’s wearing a yarmulke: Playwright Amy Holson-Schwartz.

'Date My Jewish Friend' in NYC

Michelle Slonim has been throwing 'Date My Jewish Friends'  Parties trying to make love connection. Michelle has been in plays such as Jewtopia and Sex and the Holyland. She has combined her passion for Jewish plays and dating events.

The Date My Jewish Friend parties benefit the upcoming production of her play  Michelle Slonim's Date Party scheduled for the spring 2011.The next DMJF party is scheduled for August 17 at Stand Up NY.


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