Theater List


“Where Was I?” Stage and screen actress Karen Ludwig reviews her career in show business, which has included playing Meryl Streep’s lover in “Manhattan” and Ethel Rosenberg in “Citizen Cohn.” Directed by Dorothy Lyman, the one-woman show begins previews on Sept. 1 for a Sept. 3 opening. Theatre 54, 244 W. 54th St. $18,, (212) 352-3101.

“In Bed With Roy Cohn.” Playwright Joan Beber, who penned “Ethel Sings,” imagines the once powerful Jewish lawyer being visited on his deathbed by Ronald Reagan, Barbara Walters, and even his own youthful self. Runs Sept. 2-Oct. 3 at the Lion Theatre, 410 W. 42nd St. $55-$65,, (212) 239-6200.

“Mend the Envelope.” A one-act play by Jason Lasky about an interfaith couple coping with tragedy. Sept. 21-26 at Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 W. 26th St. $20,

“Letters to Sala.” Based on “Sala’s Gift,” Ann Kirschner’s account of her mother’s surviving seven Nazi labor camps in a five-year period, the play by Arlene Hutton incorporates material from the 350 letters about the life of the camps that Sala Garncarz miraculously managed to preserve. Oct. 3-18 at TBG Theatre, 312 W. 36th St. $18,, SmartTix, (212) 868-4444.

“Hard Love.” Israeli playwright Motti Lerner’s 2003 play is set in the haredi Jerusalem neighborhood of Me’ah She’arim; the TACT/The Actors Company Theatre production centers on the romance that develops between the teenage children of a divorced couple’s second marriages. Sept. 29-Oct. 31 at the Beckett Theatre, 410 W. 42nd St. $63.25,, (212) 239-6200.

“Rothschild and Sons.” York Theatre Company presents a new one-act version of “The Rothschilds,” the 1970 musical by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick about the wealthy German-Jewish family. Starring Robert Cuccioli, the show previews Oct. 6 for an Oct. 18 opening at St. Peter’s Church, East 54th Street just east of Lexington Avenue. $67.50,, (212) 935-5820.

“Unseamly.” Oren Safdie’s new play is about a Latina woman who seeks to sue her former boss, a Jewish man who runs a clothing company known for its sexually explicit billboards. The play is based on the charges brought against Dov Charney, the playwright’s first cousin, who is the CEO of American Apparel. Oct. 8-Nov. 1 at Urban Stages, 259 W. 30th St. $55,, (212) 868-4444.

“Fiddler on the Roof.” The iconic musical returns to Broadway with Danny Burstein (“South Pacific,” “Follies”) as Tevye. Bartlett Sher directs the production, which will feature choreography by the Israeli artist Hofesh Shechter, based on Jerome Robbins’ original staging. Previews begin Nov. 12 for a Dec. 17 opening at the Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway (52nd-53rd). $35-$167,, (212) 239-6200.

“The King of Chelm.” A family musical, suitable for ages 5 to 12, presented by the FolksbieneRU, about a boy who dreams of being a superhero, only to find himself in a magical world where his wish comes true. The play is based on the poetry of the Soviet writer Shike (“Ovsei”) Driz; it runs from Nov. 14-29 at the Kraine Theatre, 85 E. Fourth St. $18,, (212) 460-0982.

“Di Goldene Kale” (The Golden Bride). The Folksbiene revives Joseph Rumshinsky and Louis Gilrod’s glittering 1923 operetta about a beautiful girl who inherits a tremendous fortune, which she offers to the man who can reunite her with her long-lost mother. Runs Dec. 2-27 at The Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl. $40,, (866) 811-4111.

“Stars of David.” The revue of humorous songs about Jewish celebrities, based on the book by Abigail Pogrebin, will be restaged for one night only, Dec. 5 at the 92nd Street Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street. $36-46,, (212) 415-5500.