Friday, February 26, 2010

Stars of Broadway's Biggest Hit Shows to Perform at 6th Annual Purim Shpiel Monday Night

The National Entertainment Fund for the Cultural Arts (NEFCA) and event Co-Chair Michael Steinhardt are presenting  the 6th Annual Broadway Purim Shpiel at the Hudson Theatre at 141 West 44th Street in Manhattan on Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 7pm. Tickets are available at a 15% discount at

For one night only, stars from Broadway’s biggest hit shows will join together for the Broadway Purim Shpiel, a hilarious retelling of the Purim story. All proceeds from the NEFCA production will benefit The Birthright Israel Foundation, an organization dedicated to sending young Jews from across the world to Israel.  Full details about the event can be found at

As reported in NYBlueprint,  the Urban Jewish Event Guide, 
For the 6th consecutive year, Broadway''s biggest talents demonstrate their generosity by performing in our benefit,” said NEFCA founder and executive director Scott Kluge. “This year Richard Kind, one of our generation's funniest actors, will take the helm as host of the Shpiel.  This will be the most hilarious performance yet!
This year's shpiel will synchronize with Broadway''s latest trend - rock n roll. Our cast includes stars from Rock of Ages, American Idiot, Memphis, Jersey Boys and many other great shows - so prepare for a rockin' Shpiel on March 1st," he added.
The cast of this year's show will include:
Host: Richard Kind  (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
• Christian Hoff  (Jersey Boys - TONY Award Winner)
• Clarke Thorell  (Hairspray)
• Adam Kantor  (Rent)
• Alysha Umphress  (American Idiot)
• Alex Brightman  (Wicked)
• Gaelen Gilliand  (9 to 5)
• MODI  (Comedian)
• Chad Kimball  (Memphis)
• Eric Anderson  (South Pacific)
• Savannah Wise  (Ragtime)
• Jarrod Spector  (Jersey Boys)

To get an idea of what this year's performance will be like, check out the video clip below of the 4th Annual Broadway Purim Shpiel from March 2008.

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