Program Cover courtesy: National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

The communal reading of NIGHT by Elie Wiesel was an event  we  conceived of and produced for the NYTF and the Museum, only six months after Wiesel’s passing on July 2, 2016. The participants all read a page or a page and a half from Elie Wiesel’s celebrated book NIGHT, and the participants  reads like a “who’s who” in the worlds of show business, literature and the performing arts, politicians, religious representatives, as well as survivors. Some of the people who participated were Sheldon Harnick, Daryl Roth, David Hyde Pierce, Joel Grey, Ron Rivkin, Itzhak Perlman, Rabbi Yitz and Blu Greenberg, Ambassador Francois Delattre (Permanent Representative of France to the United Nations), Ambassador Katalin Bogyay (Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations), Ambassador Dani Dayan (Consul General of Israel in New York), Scott Singer, Sheila Nevins, Geraldo Rivera, Dr Ruth Westheimer, Bruce Ratner, Bill T Jones, Daniel and Nina Liebeskind and others.