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Jewish, the Musical

Jewish, the Musical tells the story of a bunch of unruly 12 Grade students at the Manhattan Arts high school presenting this year's annual show on Times Square. In blatant disobedience to their music teacher's instructions titled "Jewish, the Musical" the rebellious teenagers plunge into rap and hip hop styles changing the lyrics of the learned songs on the fly to the anger and shock of Mr. Misha Sadler, who feels betrayed and is horrified that his old school Klezmer style musical he wrote is being "twisted" and "desecrated" by the millennials. But his frantic attempts to shut the whole performance down, a show that is streamed from Times Square, NYC live on TV and the internet, fail and the show goes on to the joy of all audiences. Eventually, toward the end of the drama, the Jewish folklore enthusiast finds peace with his students' interpretation of his childhood favorites and they join in singing "Hava Nagila" at the top of the eye-watering finale.   

Most of the songs are based on the old Yiddish, Hebrew, and Israeli traditional tunes arranged in various genres, including swing, ballroom dance, folk, pop, hip hop, and klezmer. All lyrics are in English and the first demo versions are available from this YouTube playlist

Jewish, the Musical is created by Walter J. Kin (a.k.a. Rigli), a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, a Russia-born son of Jewish parents who made aliyah in the 1990s. His dream of creating a classic Jewish musical running on Broadway for generations to come seems to be closer and closer every day.    

Jewish, the Musical unequivocally supports and promotes the values of friendship, inclusion, tolerance, and diversity.


Hudson Kin (a.k.a. Walter Hudson Kin)

New York City, USA

Member of The Dramatists Guild of America

1-646-431-2952 (text or call)

"Jewish Songs. In Russian." is another project founded by Hudson Kin