The JEW OF MALTA by Marlowe, starring David Serero as Barabas, to be performed in New York. On December 3rd at 8pm, the classic play the JEW OF MALTA by Christopher Marlowe will be performed in a stage-reading version, starring David Serero as Barabas. This one night only performance will feature Sephardic songs sung by actor and opera star David Serero at the Center for Jewish History (15 w 16th St. New York NY 10011). The Cast will include David Serero (Barabas), Ron Barba
David Serero is starring as Shylock from The Merchant of Venice Article by JULIAN VOLOJ Can we stage the Merchant of Venice? As last summer Argentine President Cristina Kirchner said in order to understand the economic problems of their country, one must read the "Merchant of Venice", there were protests from Jewish organizations, the Kirchner accused her allusion to the figure of Shylock, the Jewish moneylender, is subliminal anti-Semitism. It may be surprising, therefore, t
DAVID SERERO will star in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, NABUCCO and OTHELLO at the Center for Jewish History, New York, in 2016 Three Sephardic-themed productions -- two Shakespeare classics and a Verdi opera -- will be presented in early 2016 Off-Broadway in the theater located at the Center for Jewish History (15 W. 16 St.) in New York City, starting with MERCHANT OF VENICE January 13-21, followed by NABUCCO April 6-17 and OTHELLO June 16-30. This trio of productions follows last
David Serero smiles when he describes his new role as Shylock in a musical Merchant of Venice that premiered in New York last week.
“There are many ways to play Shylock,” he says.
“The last person to play Shylock in New York was Al Pacino, but all the biggest Jewish actors, like Jacob Adler, played Shylock as a villain. Shylock is the bad guy. Even today, in the finance world, when we call someone a ‘shylock,’ we mean he’s a bad guy who will kill for money.
“The way I d