Saturday, June 12, 2010
I went to the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre production of the Jazz Singer. It was actually a very good show. It was sung in Yiddish with some English with supertitles. It is the well known story of a the son of a cantor , who wants to be a jazz singer and not follow in his father's footsteps. Al Jolson starred in the 1927 movie, which was the first talkie. The sets and costumes were wonderful. The choreography was very professional. The cast was amazing. The actress( Lisa Rubin) who played Miriam was particularly good. She has an amazing voice. I expect I will see her on Broadway one day. My compliments to the extremely talented Elan Kunin who adapted the book , did the score, lyrics and was one of the stars of the show. Overall an excellent evening of theatre. Another review here. More photos here.
You really must see the show! It is playing June 6-27, 2010.