The American Legacy
Metropolitan Playhouse
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Jewish King LearBUY Now
by Jacob Gordin
in a new translation by Ruth Gay

April 27 - May 27
, 2018

The play that established the popularity of “serious” Yiddish theater in America. Not a translation of Lear, but a retelling of the story in 1892 that is farcical, introspective, and politically pointed all at once. Reb Dovidl Moysheles seeks to divide his estate among his three daughters before his move to Israel. The youngest, whose unflagging devotion to him is unrecognized, and her Rabbinical student boyfriend doubt the wisdom of his plans, comparing him to that great writer Shakespeare’s character, King Lear. The two eldest self-centeredly misuse his largess with their respective husbands--one a Hasid, the other a Misnagid--and ultimately turn him out of their house when he returns, disenchanted, from the promised land. For years he wanders alone but for his devoted, irreverent servant.
Can it really end in tragedy?

For this, we have the theater...

Jacob Gordin
Jacob Gordin

Tango Shalom
May 7, 2018
Metropolitan Playhouse is pleased to welcome back Sephardic singer Nicole Murad and veteran Uruguayan-American pianist, conductor and composer Pablo Zinger in a joyful concert of Jewish music and culture through songs in Ladino  the Spanish Jewish dialect  Yiddish  the German Jewish dialect  English and Spanish.

Featuring songs in Yiddish, Ladino, Polish, French, English and Hebrew, Tango Shalom includes tangos by such composers as Benzion Wittler, Jerzy Petersburski, Artur and Henryk Gold, Enrico Macias and Leonard Bernstein, as well as Sephardic classics re-interpreted through a tango sensibility, and songs from the golden era of Yiddish culture in New York City, including favorites made famous by such stars as Molly Picon and Fanny Brice.

Pablo Zinger and  Nicole Murad
photo: Adriane Sananes