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Jews on Broadway : an historical survey of performers, playwrights, composers, lyricists and producers

Author: Stewart F Lane
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jewish performers, composers, lyricists, directors, choreographers and producers have made an indelible mark on Broadway for more than a century. This historical volume captures the story of the Jewish emergence from immigrants in ghetto living conditions staging Yiddish Theater productions on New York's Lower East Side to their significant social and cultural impact on the stages of Broadway"--Provided by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stewart F Lane
ISBN: 9780786459179 0786459174
OCLC Number: 668182929
Description: ix, 221 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: setting the stage --
Immigration, Yiddish theater and building Broadway --
Part of the melting pot: from Vaudeville to Broadway --
The music of Broadway: classic composers, legendary lyricists --
Group theater, acting teachers and life during wartime --
From communism to the Catskills --
Jewish themes, legends and life in the 1960s and 1970s --
Young playwrights with a message, inflation, Disney and me --
The new millennium sees Broadway breakthroughs: veterans and newcomers --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Stewart F. Lane.
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"Jewish performers, composers, lyricists, directors, choreographers and producers have made an indelible mark on Broadway for more than a century. This historical volume captures the story of the Jewish emergence from immigrants in ghetto living conditions staging Yiddish Theater productions on New York's Lower East Side to their significant social and cultural impact on the stages of Broadway"--Provided by publisher.

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