Performance

Gilbert Gottfried Riffs on Being Jewish Ahead of Local Shows

Never attended Hebrew school. Never had a bar mitzvah. Never fasted for a High Holiday. And if his mother ever made matzoh ball soup,...
Lou Walinksy playing the piano

Pianist Overcomes Carpal Tunnel to Return to Doing What He Loves

Artists instinctively eschew clichés, but Mt. Airy’s Lou Walinsky, 74, knows it’s really true that sometimes you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s...
Nanette Arndts plays guitar

Singer Nanette Arndts Melds Blues, Jewish Heritage

It’s 9 o’clock on a Saturday when Sister Blue begins to play. There isn’t much of a stage at The Pines Tavern in Bristol,...
Lauren Roatche

‘Caber-Oy’ Jewish Burlesque Premieres

It’s campy. It’s sexy and maybe a little satirical, but hey, that’s what happens when Jews do burlesque. And while “Caber-Oy: Gelty Pleasures” isn’t the...
Sheba Mason doing stand-up in New York City

Sheba Mason: Like Father, Like Daughter — Only More Complicated

Sheba Mason is a comedian with a famous father from whom she’s been estranged nearly all her life, but that hasn’t stopped her from...
Jason Odell Williams and Charlotte Cohn

Theatre Ariel Presents a Bilingual Rom-Com

“Handle With Care,” the second salon of Theatre Ariel’s 2019-2020 season, was the first play that Jason Odell Williams and his wife Charlotte Cohn...
Tristan McIntyre as Plankton, alongside Caitlin Ort as his computer wife

Jewish Cast Members Help Bring ‘Spongebob’ to the Stage

It has to be said: There is nothing to suggest that Spongebob Squarepants, nor any of his friends and foes in Bikini Bottom, are...
Dan O'Neil gives direction to This is the week that is cast members

‘This Is The Week That Is’ Satirizes Through Song

Comedy, like much that feeds us, is a perishable good. Jokes have a shelf life. Sensibilities change, the incisive becomes obtuse, sometimes Donald Trump...
David Broza and his band

Israeli Musician David Broza Heads to Philly

It’s safe to say that David Broza has a passion for Spanish culture. But while he has the music down, when it comes to...

HashtagTMI Series Bridges Divides With Diaries

When a young Asya Zlatina read Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl, she wondered what the famed diarist would think if she...