Dudu Fisher, Elie Wiesel, Lori Wilner Set for Folksbiene's Neil Sedaka Tribute
The evening will celebrate the wide-ranging impact of Yiddish culture on other popular cultures with musical performances including a 90-voice children's choir comprised of students from the Congregation Rodolph Sholom in Manhattan, SAR Academy in Riverdale, and the Moriah School in Englewood.
Performers will include Broadway actor and Israeli singer Dudu Fisher, Jay Black of Jay and the Americans, Klezmatics star Lorin Sklamberg, Eleanor Reissa, Lori Wilner, Robert Abelson, Dani Marcus, Rebecca Garfein, and others.
In addition, Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel will introduce Sedaka and the noted Yiddish song-anthologist Chana Mlotek and the Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will be on hand to pay homage to Sedaka. The medical leader H Jay Wisnicki is the evening's third honoree.