NYC History: Bowery Boys Archive
About This Show
This feed is specifically devoted to our older episodes, remixed and better sounding than ever. And specially illustrated with pictures of the people and places we're talking about Check out our regular Bowery Boys feed for the newest shows.
The Bowery Boys, Greg Young and Tom Meyers, have lived in New York for the last fifteen years and have been curious about the city since the day they arrived. Join them for a fun take on history, a "romp down the back alleys of New York City."
Each week, they look into another fascinating aspect of the Big Apple -- the people, the places, its beginnings and effects on American culture.
Most Recent Episode
#74 The Ziegfeld Follies
Cue the dancing girls, lower the props, raise the curtain -- it's the Bowery Boys and we're taking on Broadway's most famous producer, Florenz Ziegfeld! We give you a brief overview of the first days of Broadway, then sweep into Ziegfeld's life -- from his early successes (both professional and personal) to his famous Follies. And find out how the current Ziegfeld Theatre, a movie house, relates to the original Ziegfeld Theatre, home of Broadway's first 'real' musical, Show Boat.
PODCAST REWIND This was originally released on January 16, 2009
BONUS MATERIAL! Over eight minutes of newly recorded material, adding a couple more interesting details about a couple of Ziegfeld's stars.
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