Little Shop's Finkel Celebrates 83rd Birthday With New CD

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Fyvush Finkel, the beloved Yiddish Theatre star who also spent five years playing Mushnik in the original Off-Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors, has recorded a new CD.
Fyvush Finkel
Fyvush Finkel Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Finkel, who is celebrating his 83rd birthday, has titled his Original Cast Records disc "It's Never Too Late." The veteran actor will perform songs from the new recording Sept. 18 at Yiddishfest 2005, which will be held at 6 PM at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park. The free evening will also include performances by David Krakauer, The Klez Dispensers and Joanne Borts. The complete track listing for "It's Never Too Late" follows:
"That Wonderful Girl of Mine"
"Finkel Salsa"
"It's Never Too Late"
"Aza You Of Meer"
"Ikh Bin A Boarder"
"A Show's Not a show Without a Star"
"Abi Tzu Sein"
"I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore"
"Once In Love with Amy"
Fiddler Medley
"You Don't Bring Me Flowers"
"Not On The Top"

Fyvush Finkel began his career 51 years ago playing the numerous Jewish theatres along Second Avenue. When he was 43 he began touring in Fiddler on the Roof playing the Innkeeper, then the Butcher and eventually Tevye. His other theatre credits include Cafe Crown (Obie Award) and Little Shop of Horrors as well as Finkel's Follies and From Second Avenue to Broadway. The latter two shows also featured Finkel's sons, Ian and Elliot, and his grandson Abbot. The actor won an Emmy Award for his role as Douglas Wambaugh on "Picket Fences" and has also been seen on screen in "Boston Public," "Nixon," "For Love or Money," "Mobsters," "Seize the Day," "Q&A," "Fantasy Island," "Early Edition," "One Life to Live," "Evergreen," "Prime of Your Life" and "The Simpsons."

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