Goyband is a romantic comedy that fuses music and pop culture with a satirical (albeit gentle) look into Orthodox Judaism and Kabbalah. The word "Goy" is Yiddish for a non-Jewish male. In our story, Adam Pascal of "Rent" fame plays ex-boyband pop star, Bobby Starr. Bobby Starr is booked to headline the grand opening of the first Kosher Casino in the Catskills, (hence the title Goyband.) The reason Bobby gets this unlikely booking is that the daughter of the hotel owner, Rebekkah (played by Amy Davidson of "8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter") has a secret crush on him - hiring him to perform live at the hotel is her last act of rebellion before committing to her arranged marriage. Written by
Chris Grimm and Christa McNamee
"Dirty Dancing" meets "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" with a touch of a hip hop "Fiddler on the Roof."
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Did You Know?
Goyband will premiere in the USA at the Syd Jacobson JCC in East Hills, Long Island, NY at the Randi and Bruce Pergament Jewish Fil Festival on July 1st 2009. See more
It's a feud between the men in white and the men in black.
Like the Yankees and the Red Sox?