National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Presents celebrates the revival of Yiddish in culture, the arts, and learning across the globe, bringing together 140+ actors and singers of all ages for a virtual concert featuring hits from award-winning NYTF Productions, with casts from Fiddler Afn Dakh (Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish), Di Goldene Kale (The Golden Bride), On Second Avenue, Di Yam Gazlonim (Yiddish Pirates of Penzance), Amerike The Golden Land, Soul to Soul, Kids and Yiddish, and more. Stars from across the United States, Israel, England, Germany, Scotland, and the Netherlands will share the screen together. The event also honors NYTF Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek's on his 70th Birthday and for his 50-year career dedicated to Yiddish music and theatre.
Partners are: Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Jewish Community Relations Council, The Forward, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, YIVO, Yiddish Book Center, The Workers Circle, American Society for Jewish Music, HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir, Cantors Assembly, Yiddish Artists and Friends Actors Club, Yiddish Theatrical Alliance, Yiddishpiel Theater (Israel), TES (State Jewish Theater, Bucharest, Romania), Yung Yiddish (Israel), SKIF (Australia), Sholem Aleichem College (Australia), Kadimah (Australia), Yiddishkayt, Ashkenaz Foundation (Canada), KlezKanada (Canada), Yiddish Summer Weimar (Germany), CYCO, and Hebrew Actors Foundation.
National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene would like to express gratitude to the Performers’ Unions: Actors' Equity Association, American Guild of Musical Artists, American Guild of Variety Artists, and SAG-AFTRA through Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear on this program. A Yiddish Renaissance: A Virtual Concert Celebration is a benefit for the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene through permission from Theatre Authority, Inc.