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The JCC Performance and Lecture Series brings provacative topics together with distinguished performers, scholars, artists, writers and activists to explore Jewish culture and questions of identity in the 21st century.

Upcoming Programs

All events held at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC (333 Nahanton Street, Newton) unless otherwise noted.

Mandy Patinkin: Dress Casual with Paul Ford on Piano SOLD OUT

  • Date

    Wednesday, April 30 (7:30pm)

  • Location

    Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center

    333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA 02459

    Contact Phone Number: 617-558-6522

  • Age Groups

    Adult|Senior

  • Cost

    Tickets for this show no longer being sold online. -------WAIT LIST ONLY CALL: 617-965-5226

Description


Before he was an Emmy-winning TV star, Mandy Patinkin was already a Tony-winning Broadway legend.  Mandy Patinkin: Dress Casual presents the acclaimed actor/singer/ storyteller in his most electrifying role: concert performer.  “Mandy Patinkin is in the business of showstopping,” raves The New Yorker, and that’s exactly what he does in this powerful, passionate evening of popular song.  From Irving Berlin to Stephen Sondheim, from Cole Porter to Harry Chapin, Mandy Patinkin takes you on a dazzling musical journey you’ll never forget.

Mandy Patinkin will perform as part of the Jonathan Samen Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations Discussion Series. The show will begin with a 50-minute musical performance, followed by a one-on-one conversation between Mandy and Robert Brustein, founder of The American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge and renowned theatre critic, producer, playwright and educator. After the discussion, Mandy and Robert will field questions from the audience.

Mandy’s Broadway credits include Evita (for which he won a Tony Award for his role as Che), Sunday in the Park with George, Mandy Patinkin in Concert and The Wild Party (Tony Nomination). On television, Patinkin has been seen on Chicago Hope, Criminal Minds and Homeland. His film credits include Yentl, Ragtime, Everybody’s Hero and The Princess Bride.

Photo credit: newspixs

See Mandy's recent interview by a cab driver in the back of a car >>

Boston vs. New York – Who’s Funnier?

Featuring Improv Asylum and Upright Citizens Brigade

  • Date

    Saturday, May 3, 2014 (8pm)

  • Location

    Leventhal-Sidman JCC

    333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA 02459

    Contact Phone Number: 617-965-5226

  • Age Groups

    Adult|Senior

  • Cost

    $26; JCC member, student, senior cost: $23

Description

The rivalry between Boston and New York sinks to new levels.  New York’s famed Upright Citizens Brigade goes toe-to-toe with Boston’s Improv Asylum in a first-ever improv mash-up.  Who is funnier - Boston or New York?  You be the judge.
 
It’s sketch comedy at its best.  The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company has spawned the careers of comedy greats Horatio Sanz, Amy Poehler, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms, MTV's Human Giant, the Daily Show’s Rob Riggle.  Improv Asylum, in Boston’s North End has performed 10,000 shows for more than two million people.  Cabaret seating.  Refreshments available. Cash bar (wine and beer).
 
All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts.

For more information, contact boxoffice@jccgb.org or 617-965-5226

Watch video of past Upright Citizens Brigade touring company show >>
Another popular YouTube video of Upright Citizens Brigade >>


Related Program
Try Your Hand at Improv Comedy.  Classes taught by Improv Asylum will be held at the JCC in the spring.
Call 617-558-6480.