Jewish Theatre & Broadway Song
A dramatic musical and visual tour of the colorful history of Yiddish theatre from its beginnings in the late 1800s through its Golden Age...and beyond. Featuring Charles Troy, creator of over 50 multimedia presentations on musical theatre subjects, and the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band.
"An exciting new program about this storied chapter in theatre history, with [a] seamless blend of original graphics, scanned photos, historic videos, and an extensively researched scripted narrative--but this time combined with the thrilling live music of the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band!" -Charles Troy, creator and narrator
A Trio from Maxwell Street Klezmer Band takes your audience on a musical journey through the brilliant songs of Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, and George and Ira Gershwin, to name a few.
An original one-hour program, The Jewish Songbirds of Tin Pan Alley illustrates through narrative and song how the Jewish roots of these composers influenced their haunting and soulful melodies, and how their inspiration contributed to the American Songbook.