PHOTO CALL: Lies My Father Told Me, New Musical Based on Film, Opens at National Yiddish Theatre

By Krissie Fullerton
05 Dec 2013

The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's American premiere of Lies My Father Told Me, a new musical based on the 1975 Academy Award-nominated film that was adapted from the works of Ted Allan, officially opened Nov. 21.

The cast of Lies My Father Told Me features Chuck Karel, Jonathan Raviv, Russell Arden Koplin, Alex Dreier, Joe Paparella, Renee Bang Allen, Leisa Mather, Jonathan Hadley, Gordon Stanley and Ashley Brooke, who are backed by a chorus consisting of Chris Karl, Eva Amesse, Tina Mancini, Max Nussbaum, David Rosenberg, Siria Rutstein and Jeremiah Burch lll.

The musical, according to press notes, "follows three generations of a Montreal immigrant family during the final great wave of North American immigration in the 1920s. Lies My Father Told Me recounts Ted Allan's childhood memories of the people and events that would shape his life."

Here's a look at opening night:

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Bryna Wasserman and the Lies My Father Told Me Ensemble
Photo by Kate Hess Photography

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