A Night in the Old Marketplace
Thursday May 4, 2017 at 8 PM
Saturday May 6, 2017 at 9:30 PM
at the Museum of Jewish Heritage
Tickets $30 / $20 NYTF & MJH members
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Conceived and directed by Alexandra Aron
composed by Grammy winner and Klezmatic’s giant Frank London
lyrics and text by Glen Berger (Spiderman: Turn off the Dark)
The project has been performed all over the world (Milan, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Toronto, Sao Paulo) where we’ve invited guest luminaries to read the narration in the local language.
A Night in the Old Marketplace is a mad mash-up of psychedelic klezmer, Kurt Weill, and folk tunes from the Old Country gone electric, with Exclaim magazine writing enthusiastically that “the thing is just dripping with incredible talent—it’s man’s arguments with himself, with others, with God, and with everyone all at once, all swirling and dancing together.” And All About Jazz magazine called it “a remarkable achievement well worth the attention of fans of klezmer, jazz and all other types of music” and concluding, “it doesn’t get any better than this.”
It tells the story of the Badkhn, a traditional Jewish wedding jester, who over the course of one long night challenges God’s authority by attempting to resuscitate the dead and bring on the end of days.