[WORLD PREMIERE] Morgan Bassichis: Klezmer for Beginners

Comedic performer Morgan Bassichis, joined by musician Ethan Philbrick, brings three nights of highly relatable stories set to infectious Klezmer music to Abrons Arts Center. In Bassichis’ own words, “What I lack in hard skills I more than make up for in catchy melodies and wacky twists.” Henry Street Settlement Founder Lillian Wald, Amy Winehouse, and the ghosts of the Henry Street Playhouse all make appearances in these “new Jewish folktales for the whole neighborhood.”


Morgan Bassichis is a comedic performer whose shows have been described as “out there” (by Morgan’s mother) and “super intense” (by Morgan). Morgan’s recent projects include a collaborative musical adaptation of Larry Mitchell and Ned Asta’s 1979 fairytale-manifesto The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions at the New Museum, and More Protest Songs!at Danspace Project. Morgan has presented work at Artists Space, Poetry Project, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Recess, and the Whitney Museum, and lives in New York City.


Morgan Bassichis’ Klezmer for Beginners is supported in part with commissioning support from the Jerome Foundation.


Image: Paula Court