From the Bowery to Broadway
Yiddish Theater in Song and Conversation
at the Museum of the City of New York
Grand Street Theatre; Byron Company Collection
Wednesday, May 18, at 6:30 pm
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.
Join the Museum of the City of New York for a performance by born and raised Yiddish performer, Mike Burstyn, and a panel discussion with historians, ethnomusicologists, and the curator of New York’s Yiddish Theater: From the Bowery to Broadway, Edna Nahshon. Nahshon will lead a brief tour of the exhibition before the event.
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 unique and wildly popular musical numbers, Yiddish theater became an American phenomenon, deeply influencing Hollywood and the “Broadway” sound. Listen to live music, hear experts discuss how Yiddish Theater’s music helped it become the sensation it was, and tour the exhibition all in one night!
$30 for Museum members; $40 for adults; $35 for seniors and students
For more information, visit From the Bowery to Broadway
This event is co-presented with the 92Y.
- Mike Burstyn, actor and singer
- Hasia Diner, Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History; Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, History; and Director of the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History at New York University
- Mark Slobin, Ethnomusicologist and Professor of Music and American Studies at Wesleyan University
- Edna Nahshon (moderator), Professor of Jewish Theater and Drama at The Jewish Theological Seminary and Curator of New York’s Yiddish Theater: From the Bowery to Broadway