Cabaret

My View: What A Family Business!!!!!

My View: What A Family Business!!!!!

The President, CEO, and founder of this family (show) business is Fyvush Finkel, and we in his audience are very fortunate that Fyvush is not ready to accept a golden parachute yet. There is currently a candidate for President who brags about big deals, but the real and legitimate big deal is Mr. Finkel. After a brilliant musical half hour by his sons Ian and Elliot, Fyvush was helped to the stage, (which by the way was the last time he needed any help.) He then announces in a booming Yiddish Theatre actors voice that he is 93. Of course this gets tremendous cheers and applause, but then Fyvesh, with a wave of the hand to end the adulation, raises his eybrows and says: “ I realize looking around this audience – that’s no big deal!” When Fyvush performs you are in the presence of the consummate entertainer. A man who acted for 35 years in the Yiddish Theater, was a stand up comic in the Borscht Belt, and who in the 1960’s played various roles in Fiddler on the Roof eventually playing the lead role of Tevye for years in the national touring company. Fyvush has also appeared in numerous television shows and movies and all of these years of being on stage results in a fantastic cabaret experience. Another actor, 93 year old Joan Copeland was in the audience cheering Fyvesh on. My only regret is that I didn’t bring my soon to be 90 year old mother-in-law Tanya to meet Fyvush. It would have made the perfect J-Date. Much thanks to Bernie Furshpan for literally keeping Cabaret alive and well.

Fyvesh is appearing again tonight at 7PM

(For complete photo coverage of this event go to Broadwaywayworld)

Fyvesh Finkel

Fyvush Finkel

Ian Finkel

Ian Finkel

Elliot Finkel

Elliot Finkel

Dave Konig & Bob Greenberg

Dave Konig & Bob Greenberg

Dave Konig & Eda Sorokoff

Dave Konig & Eda Sorokoff

 

Tanya, Eda, Olivia, Caroline

Tanya, Eda, Olivia, Caroline

 

Joan Copeland

Joan Copeland

Joanne & Bernie Furshpan

Joanne & Bernie Furshpan

Metropolitan Room

Metropolitan Room

 

 

 

Cabaret

Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is also an Honorary Board Member of The Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook. Stephen Sorokoff@gmail.com

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