Talk and Music: The Early Life of Irving Berlin

    Talk and Music: The Early Life of Irving Berlin

    Sunday, June 26 at 3:00 pm

    Museum at Eldridge Street

    Composer and musician Irving Berlin was born in 1888 in Belarus, the son of a synagogue cantor. With his family he fled to New York via Antwerp’s Red Star Line to escape the anti-semitic pogroms. Like so many other immigrant families in the late 19th century, they settled on the Lower East Side. Ted Chapin, President and Chief Creative Officer of Rodgers & Hammerstein, and Red Star Line historian Bram Beelaert explore Berlin‘s early life and work. Cast members from HOLIDAY INN, the new Irving Berlin musical opening on Broadway this fall, present Berlin‘s vaudeville and Yiddish songs influenced by his experience growing up on the Lower East Side.

    $16 adults; $12 students and seniors

    Presented with Flanders House, Rodgers and Hammerstein and Roundabout Theatre Company

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