TravSD: From Angels to Anarchists: The Evolution of the Marx Brothers

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TravSD: From Angels to Anarchists: The Evolution of the Marx Brothers

Dates: 
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 7:30pm

It's a matter of published record that Harpo Marx first joined his family on stage at Henderson's Music Hall, just a few dozen yards from Coney Island USA. What a lot of people don't know is that the Marx Brother's family act initially started out as a SINGING group called the Four Nightingales.

In "From Angels to Anarchists: The Evolution of the Marx Brothers" vaudeville performer and writer Trav S.D. will talk about how the act evolved from young Groucho's initial outings as a child performer, through the act's many iterations, until they finally became the mad-cap, no-holds-barred comedy team the world knows and loves. Along the way there will be performances of some of the act's early material, and scatological details about Harpo's debut at Henderson's.

The talk is a co-presentation with Marxfest (Marxfest.com), a city wide month long celebration of everyone's favorite comedy team.

 

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