His Name Was Hitler, He Was a Showgirl: Barry Manilow’s New Musical

‘Harmony,’ opening in Atlanta next week, reimagines a famous Weimar-era song-and-dance troupe in major and minor keys

A Philosophically Funny New Pop Musical Asks, What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Rising songwriter Gaby Alter brings ‘Nobody Loves You,’ about love, ontology, and reality TV, to an off-Broadway debut

Comedian Jackie Mason—Who Turns 82 Sunday—Is Still Really, Really Funny

But in an in-depth interview with Tablet Magazine, he also gets serious about Israel, anti-Semitism, and why Italians love him

Allan Sherman’s Last Laugh

A thorough new biography chronicles the rise and fall of the big, Jewish self-destructive funnyman

Two-Faced Blackface

One of the outrages of a Brooklyn assemblyman’s notorious choice of Purim costumes is its effect on anti-Semitism

Daybreak: Jewish Home Party Surges in Polls

Plus a yeshiva in Massachusetts fights to stay open

10 Things We Loved About 2012

From Les Miz to anti-Semitic Elmo, the year’s top 10 most Tattler things—none of them (sadly) NSFW

Don’t Ask, Don’t Ask

Artists, particularly in theater, are still plagued by the slur “Gay Commie Jew.” But how did it come about?

The Way Marvin Hamlisch Was

The son of Viennese refugees from Hitler, the gifted, menschy composer wrote the ultimate survivor’s song

Shopping for Answers

The Material World, Dan Fishback’s new musical, uses the Jewish left to ask: Are consumers the new workers?

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