NYTF Winter Gala

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National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene 2017 Winter Gala
Broadway: A Jewish American Legacy
Honoring Jerry Zaks

at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

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Emanuel Azenberg, Robert De Niro, Sheldon Harnick, Harvey Fierstein, Nathan Lane, Chazz Palminteri, Bernadette Peters, Daryl Roth

Special Award Presentation to
Bruce Slovin
Founder of The Center of Jewish History

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Join us this Chanukah in honoring the career of legendary 4-time Tony Award-winning director Jerry Zaks. Stars from Broadway and the Yiddish stage will unite in song and celebration of the Jewish contributions made to American musical theatre.

Featuring performances by 

Glenn Seven Allen (Light in The Piazza, Candide, The Golden Bride)
Richard H. Blake (A Bronx Tale The Musical, Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer)
Judy Blazer (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Lovemusik, Titanic)
Joanne Borts (Once, Fiddler on the Roof, Cinderella)
Gavin Creel (Hello Dolly, Hair, Thoroughly Modern Millie)
Magda Fishman (Cantor, Temple Beth-El, CT)
Elmore James (Beauty and the Beast, Big River)
Sophie Knapp (Once, Les Miserables)
Liz Larsen (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Hairspray, Damn Yankees)
Katrina Lenk (The Band’s Visit, Indecent, Once)
Terrence Mann (Pippin, Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables)
Stephanie Lynne Mason (Fiddler on the Roof, Million Dollar Quartette, Amerike – The Golden Land)
David Hyde Pierce (Hello Dolly, Frasier, Spamalot)
Rachel Policar (The Golden Bride)
Eleanor Reissa (Indecent, Those Were the Days, Conversations with my Father)
Ron Rifkin (Cabaret, Alias, Brothers & Sisters)
Douglass Sills (War Paint, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Little Shop of Horrors)
Adina Verson (Indecent)
Rachel Zatcoff (Phantom of the Opera, Candide, The Golden Bride)


Jerry ZaksJERRY ZAKS is currently represented on Broadway by Hello, Dolly!, A Bronx Tale: the musical, and Meteor Shower. Mr. Zaks has directed more than 30 productions in New York.  He has received four Tony Awards and been nominated eight times.  He’s also received four Drama Desks, two Outer Critics Circle Awards, and an Obie.  His credits include Shows For Days, Sister Act, The Addams Family, Guys and Dolls, Six Degrees of Separation, Lend Me a Tenor, House of Blue Leaves, The Front Page, A Funny Thing…Forum, Smokey Joe’s Café, Anything Goes, La Cage aux Folles, Little Shop of Horrors, The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Foreigner, A Bronx Tale, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, and the original production of Assassins. He began his career directing the extraordinary plays of Christopher Durang including Sister Mary Ignatius…, Beyond Therapy, Baby with the Bath Water, and The Marriage of Bette and Boo. He directed the award-winning film Marvin’s Room, starring Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton; and Who Do You Love, which was featured at the Toronto Film Festival. Mr. Zaks is a founding member, and serves on the board, of the Ensemble Studio Theater. He received the SDC’s George Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1967, received an MFA from Smith College in 1969, and was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Dartmouth in 1999. He is a 2013 inductee to the Theater Hall of Fame.


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