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New York | 1h 0m | Open run

Tour of The Actors' Temple: Jewish Influences in Theater

From 32 member reviews
Members say: Intelligent, Entertaining, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

About the show

If you are a theater fan, and are curious about Jewish influences on NYC theater, then join us for a tour of the historic Actors' Temple!   More…

In this tour, you'll learn all about the Temple's famous members and get an insider's view of its fascinating and beautiful galleries. The tour is led by Rabbi and Cantor Jill Hausman, a former singer and actress, who will lead a lively discussion about Jewish influences on Broadway and beyond. 



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100
Absorbing, Delightful, Intelligent, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you are interested in theater history, history of Jews in NY or in seeing a beautiful synagogue wbith magnificent stained glass windows.

Don't see it if you are more interested in seeing shows than in theater history.

Also Rabbi Jill was a delight, sharing stories about the theater greats in ... Read more Read less

100
Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Must see, Interesting, Enjoyable

See it if you want to experience a great historic find in the middle of Broadway. The tour by Rabbi Jill brings to life this amazing location.

Don't see it if you are not interested in history or the Jewish influences of Broadway.

Also This amazing opportunity to not only see the historic Actor's Temple, ... Read more Read less

100
Delightful, Intelligent, Relevant, Riveting, Spectacular !

See it if You are curious about this historical building in the theatre district. If you are interested in the roots of NY theatre. Best SS event ever

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy learning about NY theatre history and the role thebJewish community played in it.

96
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Riveting

See it if You like history, religion, good stories, theater people.

Don't see it if You don't like tours.

95
Absorbing, Intelligent, Must see, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you are interested in history of Manhattan Jewish theatre and Jewish theatre community / iconic temple of Sophie Tucker, Al Jolson, Zero M.

Don't see it if you have time and interest only for light entertainment with no educational, philosophical or other intellectual component.

95
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Must see, Resonant, Educational

See it if You are interested in theater history, the history of Times Square, the history of Jews in show business.

Don't see it if you have no interest in the above. Although you might find yourself interested if you do attend!

Also The current Rabbi at the Temple spoke about the history and current st... Read more Read less

94
Intelligent, Entertaining, Nostalgic, Educational, Enlightening

See it if You are interested in the Jewish Broadway connection and know something about older (or deceased) celebrities.

Don't see it if You have no interest in theatre history.

Also Rabbi Jill is a delight. Her anecdotes and historical background stori... Read more Read less

94
Absorbing, Profound, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you would like to learn a bit about some of the Jewish people that contributed to the performing arts in a unique setting with great guide.

Don't see it if you want to sleep in on Sunday morning and have no interest in Jewish influences in the arts in NYC.

92
Absorbing, Delightful, Thought-provoking, Profound, Fascinating history

See it if ...you appreciate historical places and the connections between performers and their faiths

Don't see it if ...expect a show. This is a tour of a small historic space, especially poignant to Jews.

90
Relevant, Resonant

See it if Chance to go on stage, see a gorgeous stained glass window, see many plaques, & see the fabulous artifacts "behind the curtain". Stories too

Don't see it if Several names went over my head, but I still enjoyed the tour very much. Rabbi loves the theater space/temple & gave a spirited tour.

90
Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy different angles and stories on the history of the city...

Don't see it if This talk definitely draws an older crowd, so if you are looking for a younger group, this probably isn't it.

90
Funny, Absorbing, Delightful, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in Jewish influences on NYC theatre. You want to hear some great stories.

Don't see it if You're not interested in Jewish influences on NYC theatre. You don't like hearing stories about the early days of NYC theatre.

90
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You like Jewish theater history. Rabbi Jill told some delightful stories.

Don't see it if You have no interest in this tour

90
Entertaining, Informative, Evocative, A peek into theatrical history

See it if Reminiscing with Rabbi Jill Hausman about the development of a neighborhood and its relationship with the Broadway community is appealing.

Don't see it if These are names from the past and where better to connect with them than in a theater of a different ilk? Not just for the theater crowd!

90
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining, Meaningful, Worth seeing

See it if Enjoy theater history, stories of community & acceptance told by current rabbi (formerly an actor/singer.) Especially meaningful if Jewish.

Don't see it if Are expecting a glitzy temple or a highly scripted, polished tour. This is lowkey, a bit quirky, fascinating and poignant. Rabbi's engaging.

Also There is something particularly touching about being inside a place th... Read more Read less

90
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you are interested in theatre and in jewish actors and performers. rabbi jill is delightful and knowledgable.

Don't see it if you are not interested in jewish actors and theatre

90
Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if you are interested in the Jewish contributions to theater, you like to hear about how a non-Jewish neighborhood supported its own synagogue

Don't see it if you are not interested in famous and not so famous actors of the early days of Vaudeville up to the present time.

Also Rabbi Jill Hausman leads a stimulating discussion of the life and time... Read more Read less

85
Interesting, Educational

See it if you are familiar with older, prominent Jewish actors or want to learn more about the relationship between Broadway and the temple.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in history.

85
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you are interested in the history of Judaism in the acting community; the story of an historical landmark building.

Don't see it if you don't like anything historical relating either to buildings or the Broadway Jewish community.

Also Rabbi/Cantor Jill Hausman's enthusiasm was infectious, her knowledge o... Read more Read less

85
Entertaining, Very interesting to learn the history of actors temple

See it if This was a tour of the Actors Temple. The rabbi was very interesting. She had good stories to tell.

Don't see it if You are not interested in the history of Actors Temple.

85
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Relevant

See it if You enjoy Jewish history/visiting old houses of worship and hearing their stories and the stories of congregants. The rabbi is delightful.

Don't see it if You want spectacle or hate history.

83
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Must see, Relevant

See it if You enjoy the history of the Theater industry including actors, producers and the Jewish community that supports the industry.

Don't see it if If you don’t want to follow the history of the Theater industry.

Also It was wonderful and enlightening.

80
Thought-provoking, Nostalgic, Heart-warming, Sedentary, Nyc history

See it if you like learning what religion meant in the lives of show-business people in New York City in the 1920's and later, and what's changed.

Don't see it if you need a lot of visual stimulation and moving around, rather than listening to a welcoming rabbi and seeing photos and precious objects.

79
Disappointing, Interesting, Informative

See it if you're of a certain age , so the names will mean something to you.

Don't see it if you have no interest in Jewish theatrical history.

Also While Rabbi Jill shared some interesting insights about the temple, sh... Read more Read less

79
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if I think this would be more appealing to someone looking for those interesting points of jewish history in NYC

Don't see it if If you are looking for theater intensive stories and history - not so much here


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