Theater

‘Dr. Ruth’ is in the house at Theater J’s reopening

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Opening nights at Theater J are always buzzy. With an audience filled with high-roller supporters and machers in the Jewish community, along with long-time,...

David Strathairn performs in one-man show on Jan Karski’s life

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Jan Karski was a soft-spoken man with Old World manners. Lanky with piercing blue eyes and a gentle smile, one would have been hard-pressed...

On the making of Jewish plays: D.C. native shares top playwriting prize with author...

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When fledgling playwright Talisa Friedman submitted her first full-length play to the 2021 Jewish Plays Project competition, the contest rules were so unusual and...

‘Tevye in New York’ imagines the famous ‘Fiddler’ hero’s life beyond Anatevka

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By Tom Tugend LOS ANGELES — The last time we saw Tevye the Milkman on Broadway in “Fiddler on the Roof” was in 2016, escaping...

Ari Roth parts company with Mosaic Theater

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Ari Roth, artistic director of Mosaic Theater Company of D.C., is leaving the theater that he founded in 2014. The announcement of Roth’s resignation came...

Playback theater group hands stage over to Jews of color

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“Jewish Institutions: This Is What Jewish People of Color Need You to Know,” is not a typical musical or comedy. The actors in the show...

Playwright Jennie Berman Eng goes in search of an ‘authentic’ Holocaust movie

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  https://vimeo.com/410255432 Jennie Berman Eng doesn’t mind being labeled a Jewish playwright. In fact, she proudly owns the moniker as the first-place winner of the Ninth...

Watch a scene from Jewish Plays Project winner

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https://vimeo.com/410255432 Playwright Jennie Berman Eng, of Annandale, was the Jewish Plays Project winner for her "A Moving Picture." The play explores truth and facts as...

We simply do not need another ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

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  By A.R. Vishny Hey, did you hear? There is a new “Fiddler on the Roof” movie in the works! (Cue groan.) Listen, it’s nothing personal. The team...

Theater J cancels fall season

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By Elisa Posner Theater J in Washington has cancelled its fall 2020 production season “in light of the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis,” it announced...