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First Yiddish Theatre on Broadway

September 10, 1923
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Thomashefsky’s Broadway Yiddish Theatre opened last week at what was the Bayes Theatre on 44th Street with a performance of Oscar M. Carter’s “The Three Little Business Men.” The play, a swift-moving picture of Jewish-American life and manners was in Yiddish.

Rudolph Schildkraut, Ludwig Satz and Boris Thomashefsky, three noted stars of the Jewish stage are playing the roles of the three business men. Mr. Schildkraut again showed the astounding abilities that he has always brought to his dramatic efforts. Mr. Satz, who depended for his effects more upon the orthodox stimuli of the Yiddish stage, did not find his trust misplaced. Mr. Thomashefsky, too, in no way disappointed his admirers or startled them by the introduction of alien methods.

The music is by Joseph Cherniavsky and is essentially Jewish. The lyrics are by Elias Ginsberg and Ludwig Satz, the former a veteran of the Palestine Jewish Legion and the author of several plays. The settings were modern, of a type that might well grace half the other shows in town, and the direction provided for speed and clarity.

Pola Carter, the playwright’s wife, Richard Webb, Golde Lubritsky, Regina Zuckerberg, Irving Grossman, Freda Ziebel, A. Erber and Gershon Rubin completed the cast.

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