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  • “Godspell” is god-awful

    Poor Stephen Schwartz. Did no one tell him that 1971 was four decades ago, and that people have moved on from Bible-thumping musical numbers? Apparently not, since he’s finding out the hard way. After a long break in its Broadway run (the last original showing was on September 4th, 1977) Schwartz’s “Godspell” returns to a… More ▸

  • Jesse Eisenberg’s new play

    Jesse Eisenberg may be best known for his acting prowess but he can now add “playwright” to his resume. His first play, Asuncion, is premiering at the Cherry Lane Theater after going through a successful, positively reviewed week of preview performances. In it he plays Edgar, a young student consumed by white guilt, opposite The… More ▸

  • Op-ed: the Bush I Know

    President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush will watch Monday night as the grandsons of Harry Truman and David Ben-Gurion light a menorah on the State Floor of the White House. It will be the eighth year the president has devoted an evening to celebrate Chanukah, and more than 600 Jewish friends and guests will… More ▸

  • Engaging Young Hungarian Jews

    When hundreds of young Hungarian Jews gathered last month for the latest Limmud offering around the world, they were partaking in yet another cutting-edge Jewish activity offered in this city. In some ways, young Hungarian Jews have been spoiled by the increasing number of initiatives aimed at providing positive Jewish experiences. But the third Limmud-Keset… More ▸

  • Broadway Boss Gerald Schoenfeld Dies

    Broadway impresario Gerald Schoenfeld, one of the most influential figures in the theater world, has died. Shubert is the largest theater-owning enterprise in the United States, owning and operating more than a dozen Broadway theaters in addition to venues in Boston, Washington and Philadelphia. Schoenfeld took over the organization at a time when New York’s… More ▸