The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) presents Soul to Soul, the electrifying and emotionally-captivating theatrical concert that explores the parallels of African American and Jewish history, on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 15 at 2:00 pm, Off Broadway at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, NYC. Soul to Soul follows the experiences of two minority peoples and their paths to America’s promise of freedom—overcoming segregation, prejudice, and economic hardship. The concert portrays stirring songs in Yiddish and in English, culminating in a high-energy collection of enthralling music, celebrating the historic partnership between the African American and Jewish people during the Civil Rights Era.
This audience favorite, that has toured nationally and internationally, from Los Angeles to Denver to Houston to Miami to Toronto to Bucharest and to be seen on Sunday, January 14th in Baltimore, celebrates diversity and strength in unity, features the talents of Lisa Fishman (The Golden Bride), renowned Cantor Magda Fishman (Temple Beth El of Stamford, Connecticut), Elmore James (Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast) and Tony Perry (Five Guys Named Moe). Conceived in 2010 by NYTF Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek, Soul to Soul was first designed as a song-cycle, and has evolved since then to include an interwoven narrative accompanied by multimedia imagery and video, updated on an annual basis in response to the ongoing need for unity and healing in today’s socio-economic climate.
The musical ensemble includes Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch, Taylor Bergren-Chrisman, and Matt Temkin with music direction by Mlotek.
Immediately following the concert will be a talkback with the cast and creative team on the current state of diversity and social justice as related to the show. Participants will be able to engage, interact, and connect with each other to learn about and discuss the through lines of this cross-cultural program.
Tickets start at $25. For tickets call Ovationtix at 866-811-4111 or visit www.NYTF.org.