Why is it that Jewish composers and lyricists have had such prominent careers in popular music and show business? We answer that question by comparing traditional Jewish musical elements to Broadway and popular tunes, and we have lots of help! - - including Irving Berlin, Al Jolson, and Richard Rodgers. We also celebrate the birthday of the First Lady of American popular music! Chef Jane checks in with a delicious after-theatre Cheesecake recipe, and Rita Ratson tells us what’s new on the Yiddish stage, including a new production of Fiddler directed by Joel Grey. Thanks to our sponsors Hymie’s Merion Deli, Salon 31 and Dr. Joseph Greenberg!
Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish at the Folksbiene Theatre http://nytf.org/
Dr. Joseph Greenberg http://www.createbeautifulsmiles.com/
Hymie’s Merion Deli http://hymies.com/
Salon 31 http://www.salon31.com/