National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene continues to bring the stage to global audiences throughout May when Folksbiene! LIVE features virtual programming to entertain, enlighten, and engage.

Folksbiene! LIVE's diverse programming in May includes:

  • On the Air: Vintage Radio Plays from the Golden Age of WEVD Yiddish Radio on May 6;
  • From the Bronx to Broadway – A Conversation with legendary Broadway producer Emanuel "Manny" Azenberg moderated by Budd Mishkin on May 12;
  • Ron Tal: Eleven Hours Away: A Celebration of Israeli Music on May 13; and,
  • Lisa Fishman in Concert on May 27.

Additionally, this month, Folksbiene! LIVE includes Zalmen Mlotek's Living Room Concerts on select Thursday evenings.

Starting on May 12, all evening events begin at 7:30 PM so that audiences can still participate in nightly cheers for frontline workers a half hour earlier. Audiences also can learn Yiddish (for free! And in 15 minutes!) when Motl Didner leads weekly lessons on Tuesday afternoons, starting on May 19.

Launched in May with Zalmen Mlotek's Living Room Concert, Folksbiene! LIVE is an online celebration of Yiddish culture, featuring livestreamed theater, American Jewish performers, concerts, lectures, talks, and other events. The programming provides inspirational and entertaining experiences as cultural and arts venues across the country and world remain closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.