Judy Blazer
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Judy Blazer
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Casting has been announced for the Los Angeles Philharmonic presentation of The Thomashefskys at Walt Disney Concert Hall, December 18-20, with Pat Birch at the helm and Michael Tilson Thomas conducting.

The concert tells the story of Thomas' grandparents and their pivotal role in developing American Yiddish theater in the 1880s. Through an orchestra, four singers, vintage recordings, film clips, projections of archival photos and posters, as well as personal anecdotes, Thomas will recount the struggles and triumphs of these two immigrant teens in the U.S.

The cast will feature Neal Benari as Boris Thomashefsky, Judy Blazer as Bessie Thomashefsky, and Tamara Wapinsky and Eugene Brancoveanu in various roles.

For more information, call 323-850-2000 or visit laphil.com.