|Written by Barbara Bayer, Editor|
|Wednesday, June 27 2012 15:12|
GOMEZ IS JEWISH — The musical “The Addams Family” debuts at Starlight July 3 and continues through July 8. It stars Douglas Sills, a Tony Award nominee for his role as Percy in “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” who plays Gomez Addams. Sills is Jewish and grew up in a tight-knit Jewish community in Ann Arbor, Mich. When asked recently about the Jewishness of the play he replied: “He (Gomez) is definitely of Jewish style as I am,” Sills said. “Family is first and foremost to him.” His Broadway resume is long, including “Little Shop of Horrors.” Tickets for “The Addams Family” at Starlight Theatre are on sale now and are available online at www.kcstarlight.com or by calling 816-363-STAR (7827).
KANSAS SENATOR SUPPORTS ISRAEL — U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) welcomed Israeli Ambassador Dr. Michael B. Oren to the U.S. Capitol June 19. During the meeting, Moran and Oren discussed a range of topics, including the recent escalation of rocket attacks from Gaza, improved anti-ballistic missile defense technology, security issues along Israel’s border with Egypt and the P5+1 talks with Iran in Moscow. They also discussed their support for continued cooperation between the United States and Israel on security issues, including cyber threats. “The deep friendship that exists between the United States and Israel is a result of our shared values,” Moran said. “The strength of that special relationship is critical at this time as Israel faces threats in Gaza, Egypt, Syria and Iran. I expressed my support to the Ambassador and pledged to stand with Israel as it confronts the challenges of our time.”
|Last Updated on Wednesday, June 27 2012 15:32|