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10Mar/12

IN CONVERSATION: FYVUSH FINKEL AND HIS SON IAN FINKEL

Fyvush Finkel will participate in a special conversation with his son Ian as part of the Eldridge Street Synagogue’s 125th anniversary programming

Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge St. between Canal & Division Sts.
Sunday, March 11, $25, 3:00
212-219-0302
www.eldridgestreet.org

The Eldridge Street Synagogue opened its historic doors in 1887, and it is in the midst of celebrating its 125th anniversary with a series of events all year long. On March 11, the “In Conversation at Eldridge Street” series continues with Yiddish legend Fyvush Finkel talking about his life and career, interviewed by his son Ian, a musical arranger. Fyvush Finkel, an Obie and Emmy winner who will turn ninety in October, is most well known for his roles in such David E. Kelley television shows as Picket FencesBoston Public, such Broadway productions as Fiddler on the Roof, and such off-Broadway shows as Little Shop of Horrors. He started performing at the age of nine, spending nearly four decades as a leading figure in Yiddish theater on the Lower East Side. A big, burly teddy bear of a man, Finkel is a wide-eyed, engaging character who will share stories both old and new in this special program. Upcoming conversations at Eldridge Street pair Kenneth Turan and Henry Bean on March 29 and Rabbi Eliot Dorff and Dr. Regina Stein on May 30.

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