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The first American production of “Fiddler on the Roof” in the language of the shtetl means training actors to hit the inflections, not just the notes.
Mrs. Gelb wrote several books, the best known being a weighty biography of Eugene O’Neill on which she collaborated with her husband.
Mr. Finkel won an Emmy for his portrayal of a cantankerous lawyer on the 1990s show “Picket Fences.”
This show at the Museum of the City of New York traces a road from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the Lower East Side to Hollywood.
They will be moved from his apartment in the Bronx to the YIVO headquarters on West 16th Street.
In a career covering more than six decades, Ms. Garrett also played Archie Bunker’s liberal foil and a sardonic landlady in “Laverne & Shirley.”
The Museum of Jewish Heritage, trying to attract more visitors, and the National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene, seeking a permanent home, could undergo a full-blown merger by 2017, officials sa…
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and the National Library of Israel will jointly administer the literary estate of Chaim Grade, who died in 1982.
The violinist Itzhak Perlman and Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, the cantor from the Park East Synagogue in Manhattan, have scheduled a show for Feb. 28.
Benjamin P. Feldman, a retired real estate investor with the time and the money to chase his enthusiasms, was rummaging through a bin at a flea market in Chelsea last winter when he came acr…
The man whose name was on the purse turned out to be the grandfather of the late playwright Herb Gardner, whose works, including “A Thousand Clowns,” often revolved around the kind of ec…
Ms. Lerer was discovered at age 5 in Argentina by the great Yiddish actor Boris Thomashefsky and went on to have a 90-year career in Yiddish theater.