Amerike – The Golden Land dares to celebrate a cultural
history in which America might help shape a people, and,
more important, in which a people might help shape America.”

-The New York Times


“packed with popular songs, Amerike – The Golden Land
recreates the sights and sounds of New York City as it
welcomed waves of Jewish immigrants”

-WNET/PBS (Top 5 Pick of the Summer)


“delicious…mix of humor and unabashed pathos”
-The New Yorker (recommended show)


“Wasserman deftly directs the
large, talented ensemble…they don’t disappoint.”

TimeOut NY



“a wide spectrum of pathos, dramatic substance and comedy…
speaks to the totality of the American experience”
– Theater Pizzazz


“brisk, funny, and touching”
– Lighting and Sound America


“As the best Manhattan musicals on view these
days are listed, Amerike The Golden Land
should—and will be—among them.”

-Huffington Post (Critic’s Pick)


“tremendously wonderful…I recommend it highly”
-Broadway Radio (Critic’s Pick)


“I left thinking, wow oh wow, 103 years old
and boy is this company still kicking strong.
You’ll laugh, cry and leave a better person.”
-WBAI Radio (Critic’s Pick)


David Perlman and cast in Amerike – The Golden Land. Photo by Victor Nechay –


“a wonderful revival [that] effortlessly takes
the audience back to a world of hunger and hope”
-CurtainUp (Critic’s Pick)

“National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene in its 103rd season

is clearly trying for the Triple Crown …some dozen
golden-voiced performers sing more than 40 beautiful
Yiddish songs, backed by a klezmer-inflected eight-piece
band, wonderfully orchestrated.”
-NY Theater (Critic’s Pick)


“The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene has struck
a rich lode of affecting musical ore expressing the
experience of Jewish immigrants to our glittering if
somewhat tarnished nation.”
-Theatre’s Leiter Side (Critic’s Pick)


“incredible stories with fantastic songs, multimedia
and choreography…See it if you are interested in
musicals, the immigrant experience, if you enjoy lively
and spirited entertainment, and enjoy a talented cast.”
-BroadwayWorld (Critic’s Pick)


Dani Marcus and cast of Amerike – The Golden Land. Photo by Victor Nechay –


“entertaining, moving, and nostalgic…stellar performance
[and] an excellent onstage klezmer band”
-Theatre is Easy (Critic’s Pick)


“stunning…like a huge family reunion is on its feet with joy”
-NY Theatre Wire (Critic’s Pick) 


“a perfect fit…remarkable”
-Front Row Center (Critic’s Pick, 4 stars)


“this is not amateur hour..There’s so much
here for families to discuss”
-Tablet Magazine