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Photo Flash: 'Jews on Broadway' Book Signing!

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Friars Freddie Roman, Stewie Stone & Irv WelzerDick Capri held a mini roast for Friar Stewart F. Lane to kick off the release of his new book Jews On Broadway at The Friars Club on Wednesday night.

"Please buy the man's book, he needs to pay tuition for those kids", shouted Freddie Roman as he pointed to Lane's children Leah, Lenny & Frankie Lane. "Books like this, about the Jewish contribution to Broadway and culture need to be written and they need to be read, so now you need to buy it and read it!", stated Stewie Stone.

Jewish performers, composers, lyricists, directors, choreographers and producers have made an indelible mark on Broadway for more than a century. Jews on Broadway is an historical volume that captures the story of the Jewish emergence from immigrants in ghettos staging Yiddish productions on New York's Lower East Side to their significant social and cultural impact on the stages of Broadway. Lane has been part of the Broadway community for over thirty years, winning four Tonys, and numerous other awards.

Stewart Lane took to the podium to read several paragraphs and explain, "the research for the book was a lot of work but the most difficult part was the editing. I had so many more chapters and people to include but the editors would only allow a limited number of pages. I couldn't include everyone. I want to apologize for those left out of this volume and try to include them in the next."

Those mentioned in volume one include: Fanny BriceIrving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Barbra Streisand, Alan Menken and Tony Kushner and many more.

In attendance to support Lane were friends and family including: Bonnie Comley, Charles StrouseRoy Furman, TEd Hartley, Roy Goodman, Tony WaltonErvin Drake, Don Buchwald, Carol Ostrow, Randie Levine-Miller, Joe Franklin, Lee Harris (I), Shelley Goldberg, Judy & Rod Gilbert, Paul Kreppel Ken and Marge Wilpon, Robert Zimmerman, and Jim Murtaugh.

Jews on Broadway is available on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. For more information on Stewart F. Lane see: www.mrbroadway.com.

Photo Credit: Rob Rich / www.societyallure.com

Photo Flash: 'Jews on Broadway' Book Signing!

Photo Flash: 'Jews on Broadway' Book Signing!
Leah Lane, TEd Hartley

Photo Flash: 'Jews on Broadway' Book Signing!
Charles Strouse, Stewart Lane

Photo Flash: 'Jews on Broadway' Book Signing!
Joe Franklin, Dr. Judy Kuriansky

Photo Flash: 'Jews on Broadway' Book Signing!
Atmposphere at the Friar's Club

Photo Flash: 'Jews on Broadway' Book Signing!
Lee Harris (I), Leah Lane

Photo Flash: 'Jews on Broadway' Book Signing!
Dr.Judy Kuriansky, Stewart Lane

Photo Flash: 'Jews on Broadway' Book Signing!
Robert Zimmerman

Photo Flash: 'Jews on Broadway' Book Signing!
Irv Welzer, Joyce Howard

Photo Flash: 'Jews on Broadway' Book Signing!
Lennie Lane

Photo Flash: 'Jews on Broadway' Book Signing!
Stewie Stone

Photo Flash: 'Jews on Broadway' Book Signing!
Freddie Roman

Photo Flash: 'Jews on Broadway' Book Signing!
Marjorie Wilpon, Kenneth Wilpon

Photo Flash: 'Jews on Broadway' Book Signing!
David Pasternack, Bonnie Comley

Photo Flash: 'Jews on Broadway' Book Signing!
Tony Walton, Bonnie Comley, Gen Walton

Photo Flash: 'Jews on Broadway' Book Signing!
Dick Capri, Judy Gilbert, Rod Gilbert

Photo Flash: 'Jews on Broadway' Book Signing!
Bonnie Comley, Marcia McCabe, Reza Eslaminia

Photo Flash: 'Jews on Broadway' Book Signing!
Mark Simone, Shelly Goldberg, Joe Sirola

Photo Flash: 'Jews on Broadway' Book Signing!
Stewart Lane

Photo Flash: 'Jews on Broadway' Book Signing!
Ervin Drake, Edith Drake

Photo Flash: 'Jews on Broadway' Book Signing!
Roy Goodman

Photo Flash: 'Jews on Broadway' Book Signing!

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