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Sixty years after it first graced the Great White Way, “Cabaret” has cemented itself as a must-see production whose message remains relevant through the ages. 
Streisand’s influence extends beyond her artistic achievements, leaving an indelible mark on the entertainment industry and Jewish community.
“I get a lot of Jewish women in tears at the stage door thanking me for representing them on stage. It resonates with me to know that I’m representing so many people on stage who feel like they don’t have that representation anywhere else on Broadway,” Benko said.
Unpacked recently caught up with Lester about stepping into Barbra Streisand’s iconic role and the importance of Jewish representation in theater.
Edelman’s performance is a stunning and masterful display of comedic storytelling, the likes of which have seldom been seen before.
On the heels of the Tony Awards, we’re highlighting these Jewish characters who have made their mark on the Broadway stage.

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