The 2017 trip to Israel. (Photo: Wendy Federman)
For the past 30 years, members of the theater community have attended the Tony Awards and then, win or lose, set off on a nine-day trip to Israel. “The joke is most people lose so they’re just thrilled to get out of town,” said producer Manny Azenberg. “Or some people have to atone.” Azenberg began bringing groups on the trip to help provide Americans with a greater understanding of the Middle East and to eradicate stereotypes they may have held. For several of the 500 actors, producers and others who have gone on the trip over the years, it has…

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