Friday, November 09, 2007

Another Panel On How Jews Rule Showbiz; or, Who is Sylvia?

Check this out -- the boiled down version of a press release I got today. Lots of self-affirming, it seems.

Symposium: How the Jews Changed Broadway and Invented Hollywood
at the Museum of the City of New York

WHO: Broadway producer Stewart F. Lane (Fiddler on the Roof, Cyrano, and Legally Blonde); theater historian and playwright Nahma Sandrow; and New Yorker film critic David Denby and will be joined by award-winning actresses Tovah Feldshuh (Golda's Balcony) and Marilyn Michaels (Catskills on Broadway). Presented in conjunction with The Jewish Daily Forward: Embracing an Immigrant Community and co-sponsored by the Theatre Museum

WHAT: In the early 20th century, eastern European Jews remade New York’s entertainment industry. They introduced Yiddish Theater, which flourished on Second Avenue. They transformed the Broadway stage as writers, songwriters, comedians, actors, producers, and directors. And, when the movies were born, they were key entrepreneurs in the new industry. Their influence and their contributions to the stage, film, and American culture will be explored in a symposium.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 14, 6:30PM

WHERE: The Museum of the City of New York – 1220 Fifth Ave between 103rd and 104th St.

For more information, click here.

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