ACCLAIMED JEWISH SINGER AND ACTOR
PERFORMS HIS NEW PROGRAM, REVELATION
Yakov Yavno will appear in the warm and cozy atmosphere of the Leah Posluns Theatre
Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at 8:00 PM
Toronto, April 25, 2006: Show One Productions presents REVELATION, the Toronto premiere of an exclusive program featuring acclaimed Jewish singer and actor Yakov Yavno in English, Hebrew, Yiddish, Spanish, Italian and Russian. The performance marks Yavno’s Toronto debut.
Yakov Yavno will appear in an intimate solo show one night only as part of a North American tour, Wednesday, June 28, 8 p.m. at the Leah Posluns Theatre, 4588 Bathurst Street. Tickets, $35, $40 and $45) are available from Show One Productions. For tickets and further information, visit www.showoneproductions.com or phone 416-737-6785.
Yakov Yavno’s program is dedicated to Jewish culture, its music and traditions. The Jewish people have been in exile for 2,000 years; they have lived in hundreds of countries, spoken hundreds of languages and still they kept their faith, culture, traditions and music.
Acclaimed actor-singer YAKOV YAVNO (www.yakovyavno.com) is an iconic figure and one of the greatest performers to emigrate from the former Soviet Union. He embodies the tragedy and triumph of Russia’s Jews, who have been continually persecuted, uprooted and resettled. With his powerfully resonant yet caressing bass-baritone, he creates bridges between cultures, championing the indelible spirit of his ancestors with sold-out shows in Israel, Russia, Australia, and throughout Europe, the Far East and the Americas.
Familiarly known as Yaya, Yavno was born in Minsk, Belarus, into a musical family and received his formal education at the famous Gnesin Academy of Music. Later, he became a leading actor at the acclaimed Jewish Musical Chamber Theater in Moscow.
When he moved to the U.S. in 1990, Yakov began touring the world on a regular basis and singing in venues that range in size from small cabaret-style halls to sold-out stadiums.
Yavno has been featured in the National Opera House of Tel Aviv and the Jerusalem Convention Centre in Israel, the Bolshoi Theater, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. He has appeared in assorted theatrical works with Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Reeve, and Raul Julia, among others. Yavno is often heard on radio and seen on TV, and has recorded three albums – Let’s get together, Shadows of Forgotten Voices, and Bridge Over Time.
Yakov Yavno’s performances are always a REVELATION!
More info at: www.showoneproductions.com