Jersey Boys, Spamalot, Drowsy Chaperone, Chicago Cast Members, Maroulis Confirmed for Purim Shpiel

News   Jersey Boys, Spamalot, Drowsy Chaperone, Chicago Cast Members, Maroulis Confirmed for Purim Shpiel Cast members from Jersey Boys, Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone and Chicago, along with "American Idol" finalist Constantine Maroulis (The Wedding Singer, Jacques Brel), will be among the performers at the 3rd Annual Broadway Purim Shpiel at the Hudson Theatre on March 4.

Playbill.com columnist Seth Rudetsky is hosting.

The event begins at 4:30 PM with a Megillah reading, complimentary cocktails and food. The main Purim Shpiel portion begins at 7 PM and is followed by a wine and dessert reception at 9 PM.

Purim is the Jewish holiday commemorated by dressing up in masks and costumes and reading the Megillah, also known as the Book of Esther. In the story, Queen Esther helps her fellow Jews in Persia escape from being killed by Haman.

The event is presented by the Taglit-Birthright Israel Alumni Association, along with the National Entertainment Fund for the Cultural Arts (NEFCA) and the event's co-chairs, Michael Steinhardt, Charles Bronfman and Lynn Schusterman. Proceeds benefit Taglit-Birthright Israel, which funds educational trips to Israel for young Jewish people who have never been there before.

Hudson Theatre is located at 141 West 44th Street in New York City. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.3rdbroadwaypurimshpiel.com.

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