Presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene [NYTF], the 7:30 PM concert honors the 18-year legacy of commitment in bringing Yiddish culture to the masses by artistic director Zalmen Mlotek and his wife Debra. The evening benefits NYTF and celebrates its 101st consecutive season.
Patinkin is expected to offer songs from his Broadway concert shows Dress Casual and Mamaloshen. The Evita and Sunday in the Park with George star will be accompanied by music director and conductor Adam Ben-David on piano.
The concert is produced by Moishe Rosenfeld with NYTF executive director Bryna Wasserman and NYTF executive producer Christopher Massimine.
Inspired by the late Public Theater impresario Joseph Papp’s efforts to reinvigorate Yiddish culture in New York, Patinkin, according to press notes, “became an avid supporter of the music, traditions, and language, which made the Yiddish culture so vibrant and unique. To this end, Patinkin has devoted much time and creative energies in efforts to promote the Yiddish culture and has become a passionate supporter of NYTF.”
Tickets start at $150 and are on sale by calling (212) 213-2120, ext. 204.(Updated May 23)