New York’s Yiddish Theater

“New York City’s theatrical community has a rich and storied past. But, ask most people about Yiddish Theater and chances are they know only one show with a Yiddish connection — Fiddler on the Roof. But, the story of Yiddish Theater spans well beyond the mainstream stage.

A new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York dives deep into the history of Yiddish Theater. The exhibit is called New York’s Yiddish Theater: From the Bowery to Broadway, and is accompanied by a book of the same name. The woman behind the project, [Dr.] Edna Nahshon, [Professor of Theater and Drama at JTS] is our guest on this week’s Cityscape.”

Listen to the full interview on WFUV’s Cityscape (episode aired May 18, 2016).