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Give My Regards to Yiddishe Broadway
September 22, 2006 6:39 AM   Subscribe

I'm a Jewish Yankee Doodle Dandy and other Yiddish sheet music on topics ranging from the Dreyfus affair to interreligious romance. How Broadway evolved from Yiddish theater.
posted by jonp72 (10 comments total)

 
[...] Leonard Nimoy [...] will perform bits of classic Yiddish theater and song.

[...] Leonard Nimoy [...] will perform [...] Yiddish [...] song.

That is a hot ticket. Hot.

wtb gala ticket pst
posted by cavalier at 7:12 AM on September 22, 2006


This was profiled in a Jewish quarterly from the Bronx last year. I have the name somewhere...maybe Pain and Pleasure...Pleasure and Pain...can't remember. oi.
posted by parmanparman at 7:32 AM on September 22, 2006


Great post.
posted by piratebowling at 7:46 AM on September 22, 2006


Happy New Year.
posted by caddis at 8:10 AM on September 22, 2006


> maybe Pain and Pleasure...Pleasure and Pain...can't
> remember. oi.

Guilt and Pleasure. Got a copy here on my desk.
posted by elmwood at 8:42 AM on September 22, 2006


Guilt and Pleasure!!

Thanks Elmwood! I loved to Jewish wrestlers profiles too, very entertaining.
posted by parmanparman at 8:48 AM on September 22, 2006


Shanah Tovah to you, too, piratebowling.
posted by joseph_elmhurst at 9:12 AM on September 22, 2006


Broadway didn't evolve (only) from Yiddish theater. The article actually says that "Yiddish theater turned into Broadway." Yiddish theater was certainly a source, but it wasn't the main contributor.

Aside from that one nitpick, it's a great post.
posted by booksandlibretti at 10:11 AM on September 22, 2006


v'shana tovah to all : >

I'm with booksandlibretti--it was just one of many traditions that all mooshed into Broadway (and i'd say Vaudeville was #1--itself full of all kinds of stuff from all kinds of people)
posted by amberglow at 7:10 PM on September 22, 2006


Absolutely vaudeville -- that's where Harrigan & Hart did their groundbreaking work, and they gave it to Cohan, who gets all the credit today for creating Broadway.
posted by booksandlibretti at 8:48 PM on September 22, 2006


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