A host of theatre stars will take part in the gala concert "Yiddish in America," which is scheduled for Nov. 6 at New York's Town Hall.
Presented by the Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring, which was instrumental in the integration of working class Jewish immigrants into American society, the concert will feature performances from Mandy Patinkin, Theodore Bikel, Tovah Feldshuh, Bruce Adler and Sheldon Harnick as well as The Klezmatics, Zalmen Mlotek, Adrienne Cooper, Joseph Wiseman, Joanne Borts and Pearl Lang. The evening of words, music and song that celebrates the history and cultural influence of Yiddish will conclude with a chorus of hundreds of voices from labor and Yiddish choirs around the world.
Senators Barbara Boxer, Hillary Clinton and Charles Schumer, as well as Sandra Feldman, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, will serve as the Honorary Chairs for the event, which will benefit schools, choirs, music festivals and other Yiddish projects initiated and sponsored by Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring.
Tickets for "Yiddish in America" are priced between $36 and $250 and can be purchased by calling (212) 889-6800, ext. 330 or Ticketmaster at (212) 307-4100. Town Hall is located in New York City at 123 West 43rd Street.
—By Andrew Gans