Performance

Jewish Theater Legend Stephen Sondheim Dies at 91

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Stephen Sondheim, the Jewish lyricist and composer who redefined the American musical through a monumental canon of influential and innovative theatrical works, has died at 91.

Kanye West Calls for a ‘Christian Kibbutz’ Movement

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 Kanye West’s trips to Israel clearly left a mark on the rap superstar.
Alan Cumming (left) is a white man with slicked back grey hair sneering playfully at the camera wearing a grey plad suit. Next to him, Ari Shapiro, a younger man with dark, cropped hair is smiling and wearing a red plaid suit.

Ari Shapiro’s ‘Och and Oy’ to Run at Kimmel Cultural Campus

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Though host of National Public Radio’s All Things Considered since 2015, Ari Shapiro is far from having a face made for radio. The journalist will...

David Lee Roth, Van Halen’s Proudly Jewish Frontman, to Retire

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David Lee Roth is done running with the devil.
Emiliano Messiez is an Argentine man with a short hair and beard wearing a black t-shirt and has headphones over his ears. He is playing the piano.

Hadassah Event to Preview Musical ‘Bordello’

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Playwright and lyricist Barbara Bellman was translating poetry for her master’s degree in fine arts at American University when she stumbled across the story...

2021 Emmys: All the Jewish Nominees

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At the last Emmy Awards, “Schitt’s Creek,” the comedy from Jewish father-son duo Eugene and Dan Levy, swept the night, winning every comedy category for its sixth and final season.

Cantor Concert Comes Together From Afar

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Cantor David Tilman was not used to conducting a choir he couldn’t see. Though his ensemble members were invisible to him, they were far from...

Conversation Explores Parallels Between Jews, Blues

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By Eleanor Linafelt Like Judaism, the musical form of the blues is steeped in tradition. That was just one of the many connections that the rabbi,...

Cantata Explores 1790 Letter Still Relevant Today

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Music has played a key role in Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel's 174-year history

Orchestra Promotes Jewish-Arab Dialogue

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A new partnership between an orchestra in Israel and a nonprofit in Philadelphia began with Rabbi David Straus playing matchmaker. The Main Line Reform Temple...