A Yiddish Operetta Receives Its Full First Staging in 70 Years

From the New York Times:

“Di Goldene Kale,” a Yiddish-language operetta from the 1920s that was lost to time, will soon receive its first full staging in nearly 70 years.

The show, put on by the National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene as part of its fall season and a residency with the Museum of Jewish Heritage, will run from Dec. 2 through 27.

“Di Goldene Kale” — with music by Joseph Rumshinsky, lyrics by Louis Gilrod and a book by Frieda Freiman — had its premiere in 1923 at Kessler’s Second Avenue Theater, where it filled the 2,000-seat house and ran for 18 weeks.

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