In his Broadway show about Jewishness, antisemitism, and whiteness, ‘Just for Us,’ the comic makes audiences ponder who the ‘us’ is.
Over the past year, no fewer than 10 shows on both sides of the Atlantic have addressed the historical rise of Nazism and/or the troubling resurfacing of antisemitism.
In New York City, once home to dozens of Yiddish theatres, 2 companies now tend the flame in different ways—just don’t call it a renaissance.
How a number of recent shows in New York are landing, and what it feels like to work on them, in a time of rising antisemitism and right-wing violence.
A beloved musical about refugees, and a new one about current U.S. border policies, hit unexpectedly hard in a newly unsettled time.
Now directing the L.A. premiere of Steven Levenson’s Jewish American family drama ‘If I Forget,’ Alexander holds forth about identity, history, and what he learned from Jerome Robbins.
Using ‘Funny Girl’ and ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ as jumping-off points, 2 theatremakers tackle the often cross-cutting challenges of Jewish representation, and explore why casting alone can’t save problematic material.
An excerpt from a new book about the lessons learned from staging the work of 2 major English writers.
Not every Jewish role needs to be cast with Jewish actors, but for plays with antisemitic elements, strong Jewish representation is a must.
Sondheim’s work is elusive, ambivalent, internally conflicted, and deeply concerned with how stories are told. What could be more Jewish?