"Maskmaker, Maskmaker"
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"Maskmaker, Maskmaker"

"Matchmaker" (Fiddler On The Roof) parody in the time of Coronavirus Follow @abbygoldfarb on Instagram for more content! 🎹 Accompaniment track: PianoTrax LYRICS: Maskmaker maskmaker make me a mask Any design Please sew it fast Maskermaker, maskmaker It’s the new look If only that’s all it took Maskmaker, maskmaker Cotton is fine Just cover my face It’s finally come time To wear them on walks, to the store, while you drive We don’t need N95’s We all should Still keep our distance Though this mask will cover a cough For me, well, it’s not about me But if you are asking, I’ll try to stay tough Maskmaker, Maskmaker Make me a mask Amazon’s out Etsy’s a task It’s been a month since we’ve married our phones So sew me a mask Of my own… Since when have you ever worn a mask, CHarona? I thought you preferred sunglasses? AND YOU have ten thousand different headbands… Well, why not? We only have one head, why shouldn’t I want to make it look as cool as I can? Because fashion is not important right now. So whatever the maskmaker makes you, you’ll wear it! Right? Of course, right. Covid, oh Covid Have I made a mask for you! Its stretchy, it’s soft Okay it stinks of glue But it’s a fine size, a bright hue, true? True. I know it might be smelly And even if it’s hot Put it on you STAT Cover up your snot CHarona, I found it! Now you get to go outside It’s spandex, it’s cute Okay, no, that’s a lie But it’s a fine mask, a bit tight, right? Right. And no you can’t reuse it You’ll need a new one every night It’s only temporary So let’s not fight. Now let’s cover up your face It is not a very hard task With no touching, no parties, no steady employment Be glad you got a MASK! Maskmaker, maskmaker You know that I, don’t like the outside So please, take your time Up to this minute I thought that I could Go maskless and still be good It’s clear now We will be covered Unless we stay safe inside It’s not that we were against them It’s just that we hadn’t tried! Maskmaker, maskmaker We will pull through What did you say? I can’t hear you It’s cause I’m wearing My mask now, you fools So, Go get a shirt Fold it two times This line is here So that it rhymes I’ve made my own mask, and it looks fine!?
Broadway in Yiddish? - Joel Grey and Fiddler on the Roof at Easter Bonnet Competition 2019
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Broadway in Yiddish? - Joel Grey and Fiddler on the Roof at Easter Bonnet Competition 2019

At the 2019 Easter Bonnet Competition, the award for best presentation went to the cast of Off-Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof - in Yiddish, which asked the question, “What if other Broadway classics were translated into Yiddish?” Their answer was a side-splitting medley of the Yiddish versions of The Book of Mormon, Chicago, Dreamgirls, Hamilton, Legally Blonde, South Pacific, West Side Story and Wicked, culminating with the show’s legendary director, Joel Grey, singing “Git op mayn grus tsu Brodvey” (“Give my regards to Broadway”) from George M!. The skit was written by cast members Ben Liebert and Adam B. Shapiro with Yiddish lyrics by Mikhl Yashinsky. Records were shattered and inspiring, comical and soul-stirring performances were shared at the 33rd annual Easter Bonnet Competition, which raised $6,594,778 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the highest amount ever for a Broadway Cares event. The record-breaking number was raised by 69 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring productions and was announced Tuesday, April 23, 2019, by Bryan Cranston (Network), Jeff Daniels (To Kill a Mockingbird), Glenda Jackson (King Lear) and Kelli O’Hara (Kiss Me, Kate). The previous record was $6,379,572, set in 2017. Since the Easter Bonnet Competition began in 1987, the event has raised $87.5 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Fiddler on the Roof - in Yiddish Fundraising coordinators: Joanne Borts, Rachel Calter, Bruce Sabath, Kat West Better in Yiddish Written by Ben Liebert and Adam B. Shapiro, with Yiddish lyrics by Mikhl Yashinsky Directed by Ben Liebert Cool choreography recreated by Jonathan Quigley Music Direction by Ben Kiley Music by Nell Benjamin, Leonard Bernstein, Jerry Bock, George M. Cohan, John Kander, Henry Krieger, Robert Lopez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Laurence O'Keefe, Trey Parker, Richard Rodgers, Stephen Schwartz, Matt Stone All Yiddish translations by Mikhl Yashinsky Original lyrics by Nell Benjamin, George M. Cohan, Fred Ebb, Tom Eyen, Oscar Hammerstein, Robert Lopez, Laurence O'Keefe, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Trey Parker, Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim, Matt Stone Arrangements by Ben Liebert Stage managers: Rachel Calter and Kat West Musicians: Ben Kiley, piano and Lauren Jeanne Thomas, violin Easter Bonnet created by Sarah Marie Dixey and Adam B. Shapiro Costumes by Sarah Marie Dixey, Maggie Larkin, Tim Peters, Adam B. Shapiro Performers: Joanne Borts, Kirk Geritano, John Giesige, Abby Goldfarb, Joel Grey, Samantha Hahn, Cameron Johnson, Ben Liebert, Moshe Lobel, Stephanie Lynne Mason, Evan Mayer, Rosie Jo Neddy, Raquel Nobile, Jonathan Quigley, Bruce Sabath, Kayleen Seidl, Drew Seigla, Stephen Skybell, Adam B. Shapiro, Jodi Snyder, James Monroe Števko, Lauren Jeanne Thomas, Mikhl Yashinsky, Rachel Zatcoff *** Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS awards grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. and is the largest single financial supporter of the social service programs of The Actors Fund, helping everyone in entertainment and the performing arts. Broadway Cares hosts two six-week-long fundraising campaigns in theatres across the country every year, one leading up to the Easter Bonnet Competition in April and the other leading up to the Red Bucket Follies in December. Broadway Cares also produces annual fundraising events in New York City, including Broadway Backwards, Broadway Bares and the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction. JOIN US: youtube.com/BCEFA facebook.com/BCEFA instagram.com/BCEFA twitter.com/BCEFA broadwaycares.org