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New York theatre district which attracted many of the most creative Jewish composers and writers in America and provided Jewish actors with the opportunity to demonstrate their star qualities. On Broadway, European traditions were woven into the themes of American society to form a new kind of entertainment culture. From the First World War until the late 20th century, although decreasing in importance, it was a monitor of the popular culture of America.

1. Jews on Broadway

Up to the mid-20th ce…

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Stephen J. Whitfield, Waltham (MA), “Broadway”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 21 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0121>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409

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