Tickets are OPEN SEATING - any open seat that is not reserved by the three-part series ticket holders will be available to attendees.
The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center takes you on a musical journey from Broadway to Hollywood and back again to the Great White Way with the greatest songs ever written for the stage and screen —all by Jewish composers.
In a three-part series (with two parts remaining) created especially for us by Scott Siegel (Town Hall’s signature Broadway by the Year), leading Broadway and nightclub stars will celebrate the iconic tunes that brought the Jewish American songbook to life, putting its indelible stamp on the popular culture of our country and the world.
Jewish Oscars ®
Monday, February 11
Tinseltown was invented by Sam Goldfish (born Shmuel Gelbfisz), who teamed up with his brother-in-law, Jesse L. Lasky, to make the first feature film.
Along with Jewish studio bosses, actors, actresses, writers and directors, Jewish composers created much of Hollywood’s magic. Think “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on my Head,” “The Way We Were,” “If I Didn’t Have You,” “The Look of Love,” “What’s New Pussycat.”
Now you won’t just think about these iconic tunes… you can enjoy the works of Alfred Newman, Randy Newman, Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Alan Menken, Marvin Hamlisch, Barbra Streisand, Stephen Sondheim… performed by Broadway and nightclub singers.
Tonya Pinkins (Tony Award Winner)
Robert Cuccioli (Tony Nominee)
Jarrod Spector (Tony Nominee)
Julia Murney (2X Drama Desk Nominee)
Betsy Wolfe (Waitress, Bullets Over Broadway)
Elizabeth Stanley (Company, Million Dollar Quartet)
Kelli Barrett (Dr. Zhivago, Gettin' the Band Back Together, movie star)
Maxine Linehan (International concert and recording artist)
Brian Charles Rooney (The Three-Penny Opera)
Cast subject to change.
Monday, June 3
Maybe we shouldn’t brag, but more than 60 percent of all Tonys ever awarded for musical production have gone to Jewish composers, lyricists and librettists! Richard Rodgers, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Jerry Herman, Harvey Fierstein . . . the list goes on and on.
So whether you want to Damn Yankees, enjoy some Cabaret, or missionize with Mormons in Uganda, our special celebration of the Jewish Tonys will be your evening’s delight as Broadway and nightclub singers remind us of the rich tradition of Jews on the musical Great White Way.
Jenny Lee Stern (Rocky: The Musical, Forbidden Broadway)
John Easterlin (4X Grammy Winner, The Phantom of the Opera)
Farah Alvin (Drama Desk Nominee)
Cooper Grodin (The Phantom in the National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera)
More Stars to be Announced!
A special program curated by Scott Siegel, creator of Town Hall’s critically acclaimed signature series, Broadway by the Year.