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Jews on Broadway: An Historical Survey of Performers, Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Producers
     

Jews on Broadway: An Historical Survey of Performers, Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Producers

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by Stewart F. Lane
 

From Fanny Brice, Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern to Barbra Streisand, Alan Menken and Tony Kushner, 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 ghettos staging Yiddish productions

Overview

From Fanny Brice, Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern to Barbra Streisand, Alan Menken and Tony Kushner, 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 ghettos staging Yiddish productions on New York’s Lower East Side to their significant social and cultural impact on the stages of Broadway. Includes insights and anecdotes from a life spent working with many of the Jewish legends of American theater.

Editorial Reviews

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From the first edition: “Well informed...the roster of Jews in the theater is extensive and Lane’s own experience plus his research have enabled him to do a fine job of identifying their significant contributions”—Jewish Journal (Dade County, Florida).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786459179
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/24/2011
Pages:
231
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Stewart F. Lane is a six-time Tony Award winner, an Olivier winning producer, owner and operator of the palace theater in New York City and is president and C.E.O. of Broadwayhd (broadwayhd.com), a streaming service for viewing full length Broadway shows.

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Jews on Broadway: An Historical Survey of Performers, Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Producers 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jews on Broadway is a great look into the world of Broadway by also giving a historical view on the Jewish Community in the theater. If you are fan of the theater & also want some great history this is the book for you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Jews on Broadway" chronicles the Jewish contribution to the world of theater all the way from the beginnings of Yiddish Theater to recent and still running shows like Avenue Q and Wicked. I thought it was a very informative book on the impact of the Jewish culture in this particular industry. It is a very good research tool and a good read for anyone who is interested in or studying Theater.
NYGrammy More than 1 year ago
For this outrageously priced book (no usual B&N discounts offered), I expected an attractive, illustrated coffee table-type book. What I got instead was a small, 200+ page book with brief 1-to-2 paragraph entries for a variety of commonly known Jewish performers and other contributors to the Broadway theater. NO photos or illustrations. Most of the information in this book can be obtained just as easily from Wikipedia or a variety of other online websites. What a disappointment! I am returning it for a full refund.