FROM MOSES TO MOSTEL: A History of The Jews
(According to Musical Theater) featuring Broadway stars:
ROB EVANS (Tarzan, Little Shop of Horrors, Les Miserables)
JOANNE BORTS (Once, Fiddler on the Roof)
RACHEL STERN (Shrek, High Fidelity)
STEVE ROSEN (Guys and Dolls, Spamalot)
with guest artists
Grammy-Winning Yiddish Superstars THE KLEZMATICS
Indian Classical Musicians FALU and DEEP SINGH and pianist DAN ROSENGARD
Hosted by ROBERT KLEIN - Written by GLEN BERGER
Music Direction by FRANK LONDON
Saturday, February 27 at 8:00pm
at The Town Hall - 123 West 43 Street and 6th Avenue
REVIEW: “From Moses to Mostel: A History of the Jews (According to Musical Theatre),” given its world premiere at Town Hall on Saturday night and starring Robert Klein. Mr Klein opens brilliantly with the Colonoscopy song (Hilarious!) and then are following supra talented singers with impeccable technique.
The musicians are wonderful so are the orchestrations very rich and colorful. The vocalists Joanne Borts, Rachel Stern, Rob Evan and Steve Rosen, perform in various styles (to say the least) ranging from jazz, cabaret to classic Broadway and more.
The show is geniously created mixing comedy and music. Mr Klein delivers as always his well appreciated comedy mixed with the vocalists' first class singing. Musicians of different horizons are featured in this original show from Indian to Klezmer. The most pleasant musical time travel ever created!
From Moses to Mostel is a show not to be missed. The New York audience understood it and the evening was SOLD OUT. If they come by your city, DO NOT MISS IT.
About Town Hall:
For more than 90 years, The Town Hall has played a pivotal role in the cultural and political history of New York City. The Hall was founded in 1921 by a vibrant group of suffragists whose ultimately successful fight for the ratification of the 19th Amendment led them to coordinate the purchase and building of a meeting space with the intent of engaging and educating the public on important social issues of the day. Town Hall was designed to reflect the democratic principles of the nation; box seating was eliminated and the layout of the orchestra and balcony insured every seat had an unobstructed view of the stage. Indeed, the maxim "not a bad seat in the house" was coined in direct reference to Town Hall's still-unchanged-to-this-day layout.
In its first several decades, Town Hall was host to historic programs and debuts featuring Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson, Margaret Sanger, Andres Segovia, Pablo Casals, Sergei Rachmaninov, Eleanor Roosevelt, Isaac Stern, Langston Hughes, Sarah Vaughn, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Nina Simone, Igor Stravinsky, Louis Armstrong and countless more legends and icons. The Town Hall provided a forum for over two decades to the immensely influential America's Town Meeting of the Air, a national weekly radio forum for progressive political discussion.
In more recent years, Town Hall has hosted performances and talks from His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Ravi Shankar, Robin Williams, Depak Chopra, Marianne Faithful, Cyndi Lauper, Rufus Wainwright, Elvis Costello, Eric Idle, Nick Cave, Philip Glass, Hillary Clinton, Steve Martin, Meredith Monk, Wayne Shorter, Joan Baez, Barack Obama and literally hundreds more artists and luminaries in every genre and field imaginable. The Town Hall remains at the forefront of New York City's most prestigious venues, offering an ongoing selection of daring and high-quality programming with a distinctly populist edge. Town Hall was registered as a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 2013 and operates as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.