Creating A New, Old Herr Schultz

Veteran actor Danny Burstein ponders the latest iteration of Cabaret's Jewish character in latest Broadway revival.

04/23/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

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 returns to Broadway for the 15th time in the latest revival of "Cabaret."

Barenboim’s Special Kind Of Harmony

For the young Jewish, Arab and Christian musicians in the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, a sense of transcending borders.
01/24/2013 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Creating a new symphony orchestra is an involved process. There’s more to it than just finding a bunch of musicians and some sheet music. Doing it with young artists adds complications. Consciously imposing a socio-political agenda would seem to make it nearly impossible.

Daniel Barenboim's orchestra of Jews, Arabs and Christians is making a rare New York appearance. Photo courtesy West-Eastern
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