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Theater J to Present Theodore Bikel's Sholom Aleichem: Laughter Through Tears logo
Theodore Bikel
Theatrical legend Theodore Bikel will return to Theater J with his new one-man show with music, Sholom Aleichem: Laughter Through Tears, to play the Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater at the Washington DCJCC, December 17-January 11.

The show is based on the true tale of the great Yiddish storyteller's youth, fame and challenging journey to America where he eventually died. The play includes a rich catalogue of Yiddish songs performed with Grammy-nominated Tamara Brooks on piano and internationally-renowned Bosnian accordionist Merima Kljuco.

Bikel's most famous roles include the original Baron Von Trapp in The Sound of Music and Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. He previously appeared at Theater J in Hyam Maccoby's The Disputation in 2005 and a weeklong, sold-out concert reading of Arnold Wesker's Shylock in 2007.

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