Jewish Roots of Broadway

Fall 2015

The birth of American musical theater was created by brilliant Jewish composers such as George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and Richard Rodgers.  We’ll explore their influences and forebears, from European synagogue music to Yiddish vaudeville on Second Avenue, and sing some of the best-loved American Songbook standards that arose from these traditions.

Performance Dates

Saturday: October 10, 2015
8:00 PM

Congregation Beth Shalom
772 W. 5th Ave.
Naperville, IL 60563

Sunday: October 11, 2015
4:00 PM

West Suburban Temple Har Zion
1040 N. Harlem Ave.
River Forest, IL 60305

Saturday: October 17, 2015
8:00 PM

Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201

Sunday: October 25, 2015
4:00 PM

K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Congregation
1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60615

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