The Theater List


“Aging is Optional.” A nightclub performance by Tovah Feldshuh, in which she sings, tells stories and expresses her warm-hearted philosophy of life. Feb. 19-21, 7 p.m. 54 Below, 254 W. 54th St. $50-$100, (646) 476-3551, $25 food and drink minimum per person.

“Creating Time.” An excerpt of a play by Ariel Stess about three Jewish families from New Jersey who hide underground for 70 years in the New Mexico desert during the post-WWII development of the atom bomb. Presented as part of an evening of explorations of both sacred and secular time on Thursday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. by LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture. 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th St. $18,

“Wrestling Jerusalem.” Aaron Davidman’s one-man show in which he plays a dozen different characters, both Arab and Jewish, who express their relationship to the holy city. Produced by the New Israel Fund on Thursday, Feb. 26 and Saturday Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. JCC in Manhattan, Amsterdam Avenue and 76th Street. $25, (606) 505-4444,

“A Happy End.” A drama by Iddo Netanyahu, the younger brother of Israel’s prime minister, about a Jewish family in early 1930s Berlin who need to decide whether or not to leave their homeland before the Nazis come to power. Feb. 27-March 29. Abingdon Theatre Company, 312 W. 36th St. $65, (866) 811-4111,

“Fashions for Men.” Hungarian Jewish playwright Ferenc Molnar’s comedy, set in a haberdashery in Budapest, about a shop owner who naively sees only the good in everyone, even when they are cheating and betraying him. March 1-29. Mint Theater, 311 W. 43rd St. (866) 811-4111, or

“Knock: A Journey to a Strange Country.” FolksbieneRU, which examines the Russian Jewish experience, presents a play about migration, choices and identity inspired by the work of Russian absurdist writer Daniil Kharms. March 4-22. Players Theater, 115 MacDougal St. $35,

“Fish in the Dark.” Larry David stars in his own Broadway comedy about a Jewish family coping with the death of a patriarch. With a star-studded cast that includes Lewis J. Stadlen, Jake Cannavale and Richard Topol. March 5-June 27. Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St. For tickets, $49-$275, (212) 239-6200, or

“Judgment on a Gray Beach.” Venezuelan-born theater director Elia Schneider bases her new work on a combination of Franz Kafka’s writings and her own experience as the daughter of Holocaust survivors. The play is about feeling condemned and not knowing why. March 6-15. La MaMa, E.T.C., 66 E. Fourth St. $25, (646) 430-5374,

“The Heidi Chronicles.” A revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1988 play about a female art historian grappling with the rise of feminism. Directed by Pam McKinnon, the play stars Elizabeth Moss, Jason Biggs and Bryce Pinkham. March 19. Music Box Theater, 239 W. 45th St. $59-$139, (212) 239-6200,

“We Love Arabs.” Choreographer Hillel Kogan’s new satirical dance piece that examines the divide between Jews and Arabs in Israel. Part of a series of dance works by Israeli choreographers produced by Joyce Unleashed, in which the prominent dance company moves outside its Chelsea home. March 19, 7:30 p.m. New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th St. $20, (212) 242-0800,

“Martyrs Street.” Misha Shulman’s new play about two women, one Palestinian and one Jewish (formerly from Brooklyn), who both face eviction from their homes in Hebron. March 31-April 26. Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. $18, (212) 868-4444,