Posts Tagged ‘ musicals ’

The Cantor’s Son Behind “The Threepenny Opera”

February 11, 2014
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kurt

An early-20th-century cantor’s son, steeped in the traditions of the old world, aspires for pop music stardom—and gets it. No, we’re not talking about Al Jolson. We’re talking about Kurt Weill. Weill (b. 1900) became famous for songs like “Mack the Knife” and “Speak Low,” but he took a more circuitous route than Jolson toward popular…

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Carlebach Hits Broadway

September 17, 2013
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soul-dr

Soul Doctor, the new Broadway musical based on Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach‘s life, has all the charm…

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Ragtime

August 5, 2011
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ragtime

In Ragtime, an enormous and varied cast of characters knocks shoulders with each other–black and white, upper-class…

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It’s All About the Fruit

September 8, 2010
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its all about the fruit

There’s a boy named Todd who’s a little…

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