The Golden Bride to Return This Summer

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The first revival of Di Goldene Kale (The Golden Bride), a 1923 Yiddish operetta that was lost in the aftermath of World War II, is set to return to the New York City stage this summer. The premiere revival from the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene debuted in December 2015.

The Off-Broadway staging will kick off its return engagement July 4 and is scheduled to run through Aug. 28 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan. The production features a cast of 20 and an orchestra of 14; NYTF is currently working to bring back the show's original cast. 

With music by celebrated Yiddish composer Joseph Rumshinsky, lyrics by his long-time collaborator Louis Gilrod and text by Frieda Freiman, Di Goldene Kale received critical acclaim following its 1923 debut in New York City. The score and libretto were lost during the second World War; however, with the help of music archeologist Michael Ochs and several developmental workshops, NYTF was able to present the first full-staged revival of the restored work in decades. The revival ran through Jan. 3. 

The story of Di Goldene Kale follows Goldele, a beautiful orphaned girl who was raised in poverty and unexpectedly receives a large inheritance. With her new-found fortune, she embarks on a journey across the globe to claim her father's estate and meet her real mother, whilst potentially finding love along the way. Songs and dialogue are presented in Yiddish and accompanied by English and Russian "supertitles."

"The Golden Bride opens a door into a time that no longer exists," said NYTF executive director Bryna Wasserman in a press statement. "It follows a central character who has gone from rags to riches, and travels across the sea to live the Amercian Dream. In this election year, it is important for us to remember this country was built on the belief that anything is possible here in the land of opportunity." Advanced tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by calling (866) 811-4111 or online here. The Museum of Jewish Heritage is located at 36 Battery Place at First Place. 

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