Musical Salute to Molly Picon

Date: April 7, 2014Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

clientuploads/Jewish Cultural Festival 2014.JPGA Musical Salute to Molly Picon:  Star of the Yiddish Theatre

In a “Musical Salute to Molly Picon, Star of the Yiddish Theatre!” Dr. Cypkin tells—through English narration—the life story of this exciting First Lady of the Yiddish Stage through the countless songs she sang and often wrote during her many, many years on the Yiddish stage.  Indeed, the concert is a cornucopia, a beautiful bouquet, of tangos, waltzes, and fox-trots, that will have you humming for days.  In sum, the concert is a tribute to a legend!     

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Instructor: Dr. Diane Cypkin is Professor of Media, Communication, and Visual Arts at Pace University in New York.  Highlights of her concert work include “Molly Picon: Yiddish Star, American Star” at Lincoln Center,  a concert of her father’s, Abraham Cypkin’s, songs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum when the museum presented an exhibition on the Kovno Ghetto of Lithuania.  She has worked in the English-speaking theatre as both singer and actor in shows at the Soho Repertory Theatre, the New York Theatre Workshop, the Jan Hus Playhouse, and the Three Muses Theatre.  In addition, she has directed productions of The World of Sholom Aleichem, The Theatre of Peretz, and Green Fields.  For almost ten years she was the Yiddish Theatre Consultant at the Museum of the City of New York and curated the highly successful exhibition, A Celebration: 100 years of Yiddish Theatre in New York.    

The Ruth L. & Henry H. Renard Active Retirement Lecture Series. 

Each week a different, provocative presenter or performer. 
For a full schedule, go here.  
RSVP at 914.366.7898. Seating is limited.