Hanukkah Celebration via Broadway: Folksbiene’s Chanukah Spectacular

Joel Grey sings “Give My Regards to Broadway” – in Yiddish. And he’s not alone among the 50 performers of the Folksbiene Chanukah Spectacular, a fast-moving, entertaining 80 minutes that is ostensibly a celebration of the Festival of Lights..But much of this Spectacular offers Yiddish versions of a wide range of Broadway and American show biz standards…

This seems apt for the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, the 105-year-old company whose popularity suddenly exploded two years ago with its production in Yiddish of Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Joel Grey.

Full review on DC Theatre Scene

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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