Press reviews of Theo's latest projects
Reviews of Theo's film
Theodore Bikel : In The Shoes Of Sholom Aleichem
"Where to begin when talking to the wonder that is Theodore Bikel? In his 90 years (and counting), hes been arrested protesting the treatment of Soviet Jewery, and protesting for civil rights in the American south. He originated the role of Captain Von Trapp on Broadway, recorded the best-selling Yiddish folk albums of all time, was a delegate to the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago, was nominated for an Oscar for playing a southern sheriff in THE DEFIANT ONES, is part of the mythology of Star Trek, and has played the part of Tevye more than any other actor ever (over 2000 performances). He also fled Austria for Palestine as the Nazis came to power, and in 2007 became the president of the Board of Partners for Progressive Israel
It would, obviously, take several hours, if not several days, to hear even a fraction of the marvelous stories and insights that this superb and erudite raconteur has to offer........Humane, warm, intelligent, and most of all deeply committed to the dignity and worth of every human being, Mr. Bikel was and is everything I had hoped he would be. And more. His musings that ended our conversation are a profound benediction and prayer for peace.
His latest project, THEODORE BIKEL: IN THE SHOES OF SHOLEM ALECHEIM, is a cinematic reinvention of his one-man show of the same name that traces the impact of that author on his life, and by extension, the life of everyone with whom he has come into contact........"
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Reviews of our double CD While I'm Here- Compass Records (formally Redhouse Records)
Produced by Hazzan Mike Stein, Cathy Fink, and Marcy Marxer- released posthumously, with a disk of Music and a disk of Theo telling stories about his life.
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The Forward- by Seth Rogovoy
Moment Magazine- by Ellen Wexler
Reviews of Theo's 90th Birthday concert in Beverly Hills
"What's weird about Theo Bikel?
Being so exceptional in a world flooded with the commonplace.
Bikel is truly a Renaissance mench -- intelligent, candid, honest and engaging, and that's just for starters. A creative whirlwind, Theo sings, dances, writes, performs, lectures, etc. His autobiography is written with such clarity, candor and wit, that it's impossible to put down. Theo's as involved in life and art today in his hard-to-believe 91st year as he was as a boy of 19. And still optimistic! He's a newlywed, having married journalist Aimee Ginsburg in December of 2013. Mazel Tov! Mazel Tov!........"
"How do you celebrate the 90th birthday of a man who has had a major impact on American film, television, theater, music and social activism?
By putting on a concert and inviting legends of folk music to perform, of course.
Theodore Bikel has turned 90, and as actor and the night’s master of ceremonies Ed Asner quipped, “Theo has done more in this past decade than most people do in a lifetime.”
Hundreds of fans poured into the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on June 16 to pay tribute to the great performer......"