Theater

Olney Theatre Center’s ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Breaks with Tradition, Gently

As director/choreographer, Jerome Robbins was working on the 1964 path-breaking musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” At each meeting with lyricist Sheldon Harnick and composer...

Northern Virginia Picks Its Top New Jewish Play

A swift-moving comic satire that pits two ambitious social media interns against each other marketing the state of Israel was the top vote-getter Sunday...

Duo Bring Straight Talk to Temple Micah and D.C.

"Dugri" is Israeli slang for straight talk. Dugri is also a social project that brings together two men across the political chasm of Israeli...

Ladies and Gents, it’s the Grayden Goldman Bar Mitzvah Show!

Bimah — the focal point of the synagogue where the Torah is read and the rabbi stands — means “stage.” In December, 13-year-old Grayden Goldman...

Sasha Olinick finds connections between his theater work and Judaism

Takoma Park-based actor Sasha Olinick finds his work in the rehearsal room and on stage has deep connections to his Judaism. “The idea of storytelling...

What’s so funny about antisemitism?

  Alex Edelman is tired. He just flew home to New York on a red-eye. About halfway through a recent Zoom conversation, he pulled out...

Solomon Schechter superstar Arnold Saltzman’s opera ‘Geniza: Hidden Fragments’ unlocks a trove of Jewish...

Lisa Traiger | Arts Correspondent Cantor and Rabbi Arnold Saltzman arrived in Washington, D.C., in 1981 to serve Adas Israel Congregation with his soulful voice...

Arnold Saltzman’s opera ‘Geniza: Hidden Fragments’ unlocks a trove of Jewish history

Cantor and Rabbi Arnold Saltzman arrived in Washington, D.C., in 1981 to serve Adas Israel Congregation with his soulful voice and inherent understanding of...
A young actor affixes a large Star of David atop a Christmas tree in the play Leopoldstadt by Tom Stoppard.

In ‘Leopoldstadt,’ Tom Stoppard tackles the Holocaust, intermarriage, Zionism — and his own Jewishness

Speaking on the phone from an empty balcony in the Longacre Theater in New York, several hours before a preview performance of his latest...

Ari Roth’s third act

Theater producer and playwright Ari Roth last made headlines in the fall of 2020, when he resigned from Mosaic Theater Company, which he founded...