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The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

The Drama Desk Award-winning National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene is the longest-consecutively producing Yiddish theatre company in the world (107 years and counting) and the longest-consecutively producing performing arts institution in the US.

The company presents plays, concerts, literary events, and workshops in English and Yiddish, with English and Russian supertitles accompanying all performances. NYTF’s events reach over 100,000 individuals, growing annually, and its educational outreach initiatives bring the performing arts to over an additional 18,000 individuals. NYTF strives to bring diverse communities through multicultural programming and partnership with various organizations and schools.

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VIRTUAL PRESENTATION

ESN

Feel the warmth of a holiday meal with ESN, a new Yiddish music concert and cooking show experience celebrating Chanukah. November 28 - December 6!

Season 2022

Maintstage in-person

New York City Opera and National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene present The Garden of The Finzi-Continis

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

NYTF and New York City Opera join forces to present the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's new opera The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, based on Giorgio Bassani’s 1962 novel.

Harmony Musical by Barry Manilow

Harmony: A New Musical

The NY debut of Harmony: A New Musical by the legendary Barry Manilow and his longtime collaborator Bruce Sussman, directed by Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle.

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In the News

Broadway Buzz | Lindsey Sullivan |  Oct 6, 2021

Broadway World | Stephl Wild |  Oct 4, 2021

BroadwayWorld | Chloe Rabinowitz |  Aug 22, 2021

Playbill | Andrew Gans|  Aug 23, 2021

New York Times | Elisabeth Vincenteilli |  July 21, 2021

TheatreLife(d0t)com | Paulanne Simmons |  July 15, 2021

Jewish Standard | Joanne Palmer |  July 14, 2021

Digital Yiddish Theatre Project | Faith Jones | June 21, 2021

Digital Yiddish Theatre Project | Sonia Gollance | June 17, 2021

DC Metro Theatre Arts | Deb Miller | April 16, 2021

Times of Israel | Jodan Hoffman | April 19, 2021

San Diego Jewish World | April 1, 2021

The Jerusalem Post | Hannah Brown | Jan 18, 2021

The Jewish Standard | Joanne Palmer | Jan 13, 2021

Kveller| Maddy Albert | Jan 15, 2021

Theatre Pizzazz | Nov 16, 2020

Broadway Showbiz | Nov 10, 2020

Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Legacy to the Holocaust |  Aug 11, 2020

The Times of Israel |  July 13, 2020

TheatreLife.com |  July, 2020

American Theater |  April 20, 2020

Time Out |  March 23, 2020

AMIT March 20, 2020

JEWISH STANDARD March 20, 2020

THE NEW YORK JEWISH WEEK March 18, 2020

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"Our stories are kept alive thanks to the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene ."
–Joel Grey