The Jewish Museum of Milwaukee’s exhibit, “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?”: Jewish Artists of the WPA, named after the Depression-era song by Yip Harburg and Jay Gorney, features creations by Jewish artists as part of the Works Progress Administration, a branch of the Federal Arts Project launched by the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration in 1935. The exhibit, running from June 17 to September 5, 2021, is originally curated from local and regional private and personal collections.
New, Unique, FREE Workshop
Starts Feb. 18, 2020
The Yip Harburg* Lyrics Foundation offers a FREE workshop, THE ART OF COMEDY (Commedia dell’arte), taught by award-winning actor, director and designer Mark Marcante.
It will begin with Commedia dell’Arte (The Art of Comedy) that started in Italy in the 1500’s and go through the centuries to today, 2020. We will touch on and act characters from Commedia, learn the “Plate” method of performing on stage, plus pantomime, clowning, mask work and more while exploring the politics and social issues of the world today. This class is not only for the acting student, but for anyone who wishes to develop a better social awareness, communication skills and interpersonal skills. Celebrated guest teachers will include specialists John Grimaldi (juggling) Stanley Allen Sherman (masks) and Crystal Field (political theater). The workshop will culminate in a presentation of participants’ work created during the term.
To be part of this Unique, Free Workshop, contact Deena Harburg, Executive & Artistic Director, Yip Harburg Lyrics Foundation ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLACES ARE LIMITED
Join us for a Rare, One-of-a-Kind Experience!
Dates: Feb. 18, 2020 – May 12, 2020.
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Place: Theater for the New City: 155 First Ave., NYC 10003
* Yip Harburg, a brilliant songwriter known as Broadway’s social conscience, wrote all the lyrics to the film The Wizard of Oz (“Over the Rainbow,” etc.) and the classic stage musical Finian’s Rainbow,among many others
Theater for the New City’s 17th annual “Love ‘n’ Courage” benefit took place Feb. 24, 2020 at the Players Club in Manhattan. As usual, the event featured a performance by the Yip Harburg Lyric Foundation’s Rainbow Troupe with singers Jennifer Babiak, Eric Poindexter and Ben Harburg, with David Gaines at piano. Deena Harburg, Executive and Artistic Director of the Yip Harburg Lyrics Foundation, conceived and produced the concert.
YouTube’s “History Guy” posted a segment about Yip Harburg on July 12, 2019 entitled “Yip Harburg: Forgotten Lyricist.”
“Over the Rainbow” by Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen from The Wizard of Oz (1939) is featured in the motion picture, Judy, starring Renee Zellwegger who won the Beat Actress Oscar of 2019 for her performance as Judy Garland, the beloved star who introduced the classic song. Zellwegger sings part of the song in this trailer.