From the Bowery to Broadway: Yiddish Theater in Song and Conversation

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From our friends at the
Museum of the City of New York

 

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From the
Bowery to Broadway: Yiddish Theater in Song and Conversation

Wednesday,
May 18 at 6:30 pm at the Museum of the City of New York

The Bowery was the birthplace of Yiddish theater and the
music that fueled it. Although it was created by immigrants from Eastern
Europe, it took off once the community laid down new roots in New York. With
its wildly popular and unique musical numbers, Yiddish theater became an
American phenomenon, deeply influencing Hollywood and the “Broadway”
sound. Join us for a performance by born and raised Yiddish performer, Mike
Burstyn, and a panel discussion with historians, ethnomusicologists, and the
curator of Yiddish Theater, Edna Nahshon. Nahshon will lead a brief tour
of the exhibition before the event.

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