Join Us for a Star-Studded Summer Soirée – A Celebration of Art, Education, and Jewish Heritage!
Let us enchant you with an unforgettable evening.
Get ready to embark on an enchanting journey as we proudly present our Summer Soirée—an extraordinary celebration that not only showcases the best of Yiddish theater but also commemorates the inaugural year of Folksbiene’s education initiative. Join us for an evening of star-studded performances, exclusive previews, and a tapestry of cultural experiences that will leave you breathless.
Unveiling Brilliance: A Night of Artistic Splendor
Under the masterful guidance of our esteemed Master of Ceremonies, Adam B. Shapiro (known for his roles in Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Summer Soirée promises to be an unforgettable night. We are thrilled to announce special appearances by The Mameles—Abby Goldfarb, Raquel Nobile, and Jodi Snyder—who formed a remarkable bond while starring in NYTF’s production of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish.
Broadway Shines Bright
Brace yourself for an unforgettable gathering of luminaries! Prepare to be starstruck as we welcome Michael Zegen from the hit show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, who will grace us with a celebrity address. We are also honored to present special performances by Julie Benko, the breakout star of Broadway’s Funny Girl, and Danny Kornfeld, from our 2022 award-winning hit, Harmony, by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, in advance of its Broadway transfer this Fall.
A Sneak Peek into NYTF’s Future
Immerse yourself in the excitement of our upcoming 109th Season. Experience exclusive previews of three remarkable productions that will captivate your imagination: Amid Falling Walls, a stirring testament to the indomitable Jewish spirit during the Holocaust; Kids & Yiddish: The Mishegas Continues, a wildly entertaining, family-friendly extravaganza; and Hannah Senesh: Youth Edition, an immersive and educational experience that tells the inspiring story of a heroic young woman.
A Symphony of Talent
Throughout the night, prepare to be captivated by awe-inspiring performances from a lineup of extraordinary artists. Join us in applauding the talents of Dani Apple, Joanne H. Borts, Aaron Diskin, Brian Glassman, Sophie Knapp, Annette Ezekiel Kogan, Yosef Kogan, Frank London, Avram Mlotek, Raquel Nobile, Jenny Romaine, Rachel Yucht, Avi Fox-Rosen, Ilya Shneyveys, Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch, Jodi Snyder, and Matt Temkin. Don’t miss the heartfelt performance by the Schechter Bergen Children’s Chorus, adding their youthful energy to this grand celebration. The evening will also include a band that includes Zalmen Mlotek and Frank London (of The Klezmatics).
Remember, Summer Soirée is not just an event—it’s a celebration of resilience, artistry, and the power of storytelling. Join us as we create lasting memories, celebrate our shared humanity, and forge a brighter future through the performing arts.
Date: Monday, June 19
Time: Cocktail reception begins at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner at 7:00 pm
Location: Immerse yourself in an atmosphere of elegance and artistry as you revel in the ambiance of The Lighthouse at Pier 61, overlooking the breathtaking Manhattan skyline. Indulge in a delectable, fully Kosher dinner prepared by W Kosher Catering, ensuring a feast for both the eyes and the palate.
Don’t miss the chance to experience this exceptional event that brings together education, entertainment, and the preservation of a rich cultural heritage.
The World Is Our Stage
For those who cannot join us in person or are outside the Greater Metro New York area, we have wonderful news! The Summer Soirée will be broadcast for a limited time, starting on June 21, allowing our global audience to be part of this incredible celebration for 96 hours only. Stay tuned for a reminder when the broadcast goes live.