As per usual, my calendar for the coming academic year is starting to fill up with speaking engagements and other work-related adventures — some in-person and some virtual. Want me to visit your class, department, conference, or theatre festival? Look for the “Book Henry” button that appears in numerous places on this site.
CBC Radio, Canada
Tune in Easter morning to Day 6, the weekly newsmagazine show on CBC/Radio-Canada, to hear me talking about Jesus Christ Superstar.
National Public Radio
Today’s NPR’s Morning Edition listeners can hear me offer expert commentary on the phenomenon of non-Jewish actors playing Jewish roles.
(United Kingdom and online)
It was my honor to be the (virtual) guest of Tsitsit, The Jewish Fringe Festival, Britain’s first ever Jewish fringe theatre fest. My conversation with Ben Naylor of the Royal Central School was stimulating, touching on everything from the phenomenon of casting gentiles in Jewish roles to the comparative theatrical legacies of Shylock and Tevye. The session *was* recorded, and may be live-streamed as an ‘encore’ presentation at a later date. Watch this space for details.
How Biblical texts have inspired Broadway plays and musicals, from Ben-Hur to Jesus Christ Superstar.
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