On Monday March 21 at 7:30 pm the beautiful, lyrical songstress Anna Bergman is Falling in Love With Love in a concert devoted to romantic songs by Richard Rodgers. The evening is produced by Carol Ostrow and features Nat Chandler with musical direction by Joseph Thalken and will honor Rabbi Jill Hausman and our president Robert J. Reicher.


The once beautiful “jewel of a shul” is trying to keep its doors opened. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, built in 1917, the Actors Temple is falling into terrible disrepair and desperately needs renovation  or the building will be lost. It is more than a building. It is show business heritage.


The stars who built this Temple paved the way for Jewish actors, dancers, comedians, directors, and producers to be taken seriously and to have careers in New York. If those old walls could talk, you’d be screaming with laughter or crying your eyes out with the likes of Sophie Tucker, Edward G. Robinson, The Three Stooges, The Ritz Brothers, Marx Brothers, Milton Berle, Shelly Winters and sooooo many more. This is everyone’s history!

To order tickets call Larry Roberts at 917-796-3121, The Actors’ Temple office at 212-245-6975, or Carol Ostrow at 212-265-8500.


6d1c72_e997dd3bfb1e4d0ba7190837d1b799fbOn Monday April 4 and Thursday April 7, come see the remarkable film stage and TV star Tovah Feldshuh (Tony Nominee, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards), as the Queen of Mean in a reading The Rise and Fall of Leona Helmsley at the Actors Temple. Also featured are Broadway performers Jennifer Allen (The Bridges of Madison County, Sister Act), Samia Mounts (BAM’s The Source), Soara-Joye Ross (Les Misérables, Dance of the Vampires), Danny Rutigliano (Born Yesterday, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public), Mark Teich (Off-Broadway Killer Joe), Frank Vlastnik (Big, Sweet Smell of Success), Lenny Wolpe (Wicked, The Drowsy Chaperone), and Matt Wolpe (US Tour Once).

A rollicking and emotionally gripping portrait of Leona Helmsley, QUEEN OF MEAN colorfully depicts the Faustian rise-and scandalous fall from grace-of the notorious Manhattan hotelier. Does getting what we want bring happiness? What does it feel like to be rich and powerful? Why would someone with everything stop at nothing to have more?
The book is by Alex Lippard and David Lee (based on the bestselling authorized biography by Ransdell Pierson), with lyrics by David Lee, music by Ron Passaro, concept and additional lyrics by Alex Lippard.