9 Shows To See This Fall
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9 Shows To See This Fall

“Simply Barbra.” Celebrated Streisand impersonator Steven Brinberg celebrates the 50th anniversary of the premiere of the film of “Funny Girl,” on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. The Green Room 42, 570  Tenth Ave. at 42nd Street, TheGreenRoom42.com, $20-$60.

“Bernhardt/Hamlet.” The great 19th-century Jewish female tragedian returns to the stage in Theresa Rebeck’s new play, in which the scenery-chewing actress takes on the role of the Danish prince. Janet McTeer, who won a  Tony playing Nora in “A Doll House,” stars. Now in previews for an opening on Tuesday, Sept. 25. American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St., (212) 719-1300, roundabouttheatre.org, $49-$109.

Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet, circa 1899. Wikimedia Commons

“Arendt-Heidegger: A Love Story.” The bizarre, real-life secret love affair between Zionist Jewish intellectual Hannah Arendt and Nazi-sympathizing philosopher Martin Heidegger is dramatized in Douglas Lackey’s new play. Opens Sept. 27. Theater for a New Audience, 155 First Avenue at 10th Street, SmartTix at (212) 868-4444, smarttix.com, $15 ($10 for students and seniors).

“The Dybbuk.” The Gesher Theatre of Israel, based in Tel Aviv, brings Roy Chen’s version of S. Ansky’s classic play, about spirit possession among shtetl-dwelling Jews, to New  York as part of its North American tour in honor of Israel’s 70th birthday. Wednesday, Oct. 3 and Thursday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. (Performed in Hebrew with English and Russian supertitles.) John Jay College’s auditorium, the Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 524 W. 59th St., cherryorchardfestival.org, $55-$85.

“In the Tunnel.” The Gesher Theatre of Israel stages Roy Chen’s political satire about Israeli and Palestinian soldiers buried together in a tunnel. Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. (Performed in Hebrew with English and Russian supertitles.) John Jay College’s auditorium, the Gerald W. Lynch Theater, 524 W. 59th St., cherryorchardfestival.org, $55-$85.

“Hitler’s Tasters.” Michelle Kholos Brook’s new play about a group of unfortunate German women who were forced to taste the Fuhrer’s food; the play follows the women as they converse while waiting to see if they will survive to eat another meal. Opens Wednesday, Oct. 10. IRT Theater, 154 Christopher St., newlighttheaterproject.com, $25.

“The Open Gate.” Theater for the New City brings back David Willinger’s musical adaptation of I.B. Singer’s novel, “The Manor,” about a wealthy Jewish businessman and his four daughters. Opens Sunday, Oct. 14. Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. at 10th Street, Smarttix ([212] 868-4444, smarttix.com), $20 ($10 for students and seniors).

“How to Conquer America: A Mostly True History of Yogurt.” A reading of David Myers’ new play about two intertwined stories — that of the Turkish Jew, Yitzak Kharasu, who started the Danone (later Dannon) company, and the advertising genius Arlene Hoffman, who developed the company’s iconic television commercials featuring Russian centenarians. Monday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, jccmanhattan.org, $15 ($30 including the pre-show reception at 6 p.m.).

“Vartn af Godot.” Yiddish Rep’s post-Holocaust-themed production of Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece returns to New York after being staged in Ireland and France. Performances begin on Friday, Dec. 21. 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th St., newyiddishrep.org, (800) 838-3006, $35.

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