Lives in the Yiddish Theatre


Louis Freiman
(Leyzer Genyuk)


F. was born in 1892 in Ostropolye, Volin Gubernia, Russia. His father was a contractor. He learned in cheders, a yeshiva, and in a municipal school in Alt-Konstantin, and he also sang with a cantor.

In 1907 he was brought by a cousin to St. Louis, America, where he took his mother's family name. Here, in the evening, he delivered newspapers, and in composed short skits for the local Yiddish newspaper, "Di yidishe prese." Feeling a desire for the stage, he founded a Yiddish dramatic association for which he also wrote two one-acters, which were performed, thereof "Der roiter shabes," built on treyengelshrfh in New York, which arrived on Shabes.

In 1911 he arrived in Chicago and was engaged in Philip Weisenfreund's Yiddish vaudeville, where he played three seasons and also wrote vaudeville, which was then performed there. During the same time he also wrote several plays, of which "Der blinder moler (The Blind Painter)" was staged in the Folks Theatre by Joseph Kessler. The play was later staged in Europe, especially in Warsaw, and was so successful that they had published the play in 1927 without the knowledge of the author: "Der blinder moler," a melodrama in three acts with an epilogue by A. Freiman, Ferkauf: Shapiro Bookstore.

Also Adolf Gertner at the same time put on in his theatre F.'s play "Tsirl mirl," which Bessie Thomashefsky had later played across America under the name "Tsirl mirl fun galitsye."


In 1919 he arrived in new York with the view to dedicate himself to playwriting, but surmising the difficulties of being taken into the Yiddish Actors' Union, he decided to give himself exclusively to writing plays.

On 12 September 1919 there was staged in the Lyric Theatre his play "Oygn fun a shlang (Snake Eyes?)" in three acts with a prologue and epilogue.

On 8 October 1919 in the Lyric Theatre there was staged by B. Wilensky "Tsipke di almone (Tsipke the Widow?) in four acts by [S. H.] Cohen and Freiman. "The play on 19 April 1924, under the name "Tsipke," libretto by Freiman and Cohen, music by Rumshinsky, was staged by Jacob Kalich with Molly Picon in the title role in Kessler's Second Avenue Theatre, and was one of the successful plays in Yiddish operetta repertoire, and later it was performed across the world by all the Yiddish soubrettes.

The play without the name of the authors and without their knowledge, there was published in the Sh. Goldfarb Publishing House, Warsaw, 1925, 53 pp., 16, under the name "Tsipke fayer, a comedy in four acts with singing, responded by Reuben Mandelbaum (Marsalov)."

On 22 September 1920 in the Lyric Theatre there was staged F.'s play in three acts "Serke bolshevik" (with Betty Frank in the title role), and with her in the title role staged on 4 March 1927 in the National Theatre under the name "Serkele kozak," a musical comedy, music by Benjamin Blank.

In the 1920 season F. was engaged as an actor and assistant regisseur in Boston with Julius Nathanson, 1921 in the Lyric Theatre, and 1922 in Newark with Bernard Elving.

On 8 October 1920 in Kessler's Second Avenue Theatre, there was staged "A shvesters opfer (A Sister's Sacrifice), a lebensbild by Anshel Schorr, subject from Freiman, music by Rumshinsky, with the participation of Goldinburg and Satz."

In 1920 in Boston there was staged by Julius Nathanson F.'s musical comedy, "Velvele khvat," music by Peretz Sandler. The same play was staged in the Lenox Theatre in Harlem< New York, on 17 January 1922, for a Jacob Jacobs evening-of-honor, under the name "Velvele lets."

But beginning to draw attention to himself as a playwright, F. first on 15 October 1922, there was staged F.'s in Kessler's Second Avenue Theatre F.'s drama "Shtarker fun libe (Stronger Than Love)" (music by Rumshinsky) with Jennie Valiere in the main role. In 1929 the play was staged with Dora Weissman in the main role in Poland and also by Yetta Block in Paris.

On 9 February 1923 in the same theatre there was staged by Michalesko F.'s operetta, "Di goldene kale," music by Rumshinsky, which was later staged across the entire Yiddish theatrical world, then in 1929, under the name "Studentn libe (Student Love)," in Argentina and in 1920 by Waxman in London.

In 1923 in Philadelphia's Arch Street Theatre there was staged F.'s play, "Barukh kovel" [not oysgeshlosen it is the later operetta "Zise libe (Sweet Love)."]

On 9 November 1923 in Lillian's Lyric Theatre, there was staged by Maurice Krohner F.'s "In hoyz vu men veynt un men lakht," in four acts.

In September 1924 in the Parkway Theatre there was staged "Zi un zayn vayb (She and His Wife?)" by Israel Rosenberg and Louis Freiman, which in March 1930 was revived with Lucy and Misha German in the main roles (music by Sholom Secunda.) [editor's note: the September production was staged on the 20th of September 1934, not in 1924, as stated previously.]

On 27 September 1924 in the Liberty Theatre there was staged by Michalesko F.'s operetta in three acts, lyrics by Louis Gilrod, music by Alexander Olshanetsky, "Zise libe (Sweet Love)," which was then staged by Michalesko in others across the Yiddish theatre world. In 1928 the play was staged by Mischa Appelbaum in Paris. In 1929 the play, under the name "Motke koval," was staged in Argentina, and in the 1932-3 season the Arch Street Theatre opened with the same play under the name, "Motkes khasene (Motke's Wedding)."

On 25 December 1924 there was staged with Jacob Silbert in the Liberty Theatre F.'s lebensbild, "Shklafn fun libe (Slaves of Love?)"

In 1924 there was also staged in the Hopkinson Theatre "Fargesene kinder (Forgotten Children)," by Freiman and Kalmanowitz.

On 29 January 1925 there was staged by Michalesko in the Liberty Theatre "Studentn libe (Student Love), a musical production in three acts by L. Freiman, lyrics by Joseph Tanzman, music by Olshanetsky and Brody," which was later staged by Michalesko in many countries.

On 13 February 1925 in Kessler's Second Avenue Theatre there was staged "Der eyntsiker veg (The Only Way)," by Jacob Kalich, a lebensbild by L. Freiman and S. Wolf, music by Rumshinsky, with Jennie Valiere (as "Nettie"), and Muni Weisenfreund. On 12 September 1931 the same play was played in the Amphion Theatre under the name, "Di froy vos shveygt (The Woman Who Remained Silent?)."

On 13 November 1925 there was staged with Aaron Lebedeff in the National Theatre F.'s operetta in two acts, "Models fun libe (Models of Love)," music by Peretz Sandler.

On 21 November 1925 in the Lenox Theatre there was staged by Nathan Goldberg F.'s comedy-drama "Vilde libe (Wild Love)," music by A. Olshanetsky, with [Mathilda] St. Clair in the main role. The same play was staged earlier in Chicago in the Folks Theatre by Joseph Kessler, under the name "Dos toyrah'le."

On 11 December 1925 Samuel Goldinburg staged F.'s operetta "Kinder libe (Childrens' Love?)" at the Amphion Theatre, music by Joseph Brody, with Goldinburg and Celia Adler in the main roles. The same play on 22 January 1926 was staged in the Lenox theatre by Samuel Rosenstein as "Yankele tsigayner" by Louis Freiman, lyrics by Joseph Tanzman, music by Joseph Brody. In the play Rosa Karp participated. The same play was staged with Bella Bellarina under the name "Sonya" on 3 January 1928 in the Hopkinson Theatre, and in a strongly adapted form, there was staged during the 1934-5 season in the Folks Theatre "Fishl der gerotener, an operetta by L Freiman, lyrics by Isidore Lillian, music by Joseph Rumshinsky" (with Menasha Skulnik in the title role, also Ola Lilith, Pesach'ke Burstein, Irving Grossman, Diana Goldberg et al.), and was later staged by Skulnik where he guest-starred.

On 19 February 1926 there was staged by Ludwig Satz in the Irving Place Theatre, with Satz in the main role, "Fremde kleyder (Strange Clothes?), a musical comedy in three acts by L Freiman, lyrics and music by Ludwig Satz and A. Lubin." Due to Satz's illness, the author [Louis Freiman] took over Satz's role for four weeks.

On 22 September 1926 in the Liberty Theatre, there was staged by Aaron Lebedeff, "Siomka vert a khosn (Siomka Becomes a Groom), libretto by L. Freiman, music by Peretz Sandler." The same play under the name "Der odesser khosn (The Bridegroom from Odessa)," with music by Sholom Secunda, on 28 November 1928 was staged by Michalesko in the Rolland Theatre.

On 4 February 1927 in Gabel's People's Theatre there was staged by Max Gabel his adaptation of F.'s melodrama in four acts, "Ir groyser sud (Her Great Secret)," with Jennie Goldstein and Max Gabel in the main roles.

In September 1927 Michalesko staged in Chicago's Palace Theatre "Zayn farshpilte velt (His Lost World), a melodrama by L. Freiman and S Wolf, music by Sholom Secunda, which was staged in the Rolland Theatre on 9 November.

On 27 September 1927 there was staged in the Public Theatre by Ludwig Satz and Samuel Rosenstein, "Dem zaydens gelibte (Grandpa's Sweetheart), libretto by L. Freiman, music by Herman Wohl."

On 25 September 1928 in the Rolland Theatre there was staged by Michalesko, "Dos lid fun libe (The Song of Love), by Louis Freiman, lyrics by H. Gudelman, music by Sholom Secunda."

On 21 December 1928 Michal Michalesko staged "Senorita" in the Rolland Theatre, a musical lustspiel [comedy] by Louis Freiman, music by Sholom Secunda. The play was later staged by Michalesko across many Yiddish theatres in the world.

In May 1929 in the Teatro Excelsior in Buenos Aires, there was staged F.'s play, "Tseshterte sonayim (Disturbed Conditions?)."

On 14 October 1929 in the Second Avenue Theatre there was staged by Jacob Kalich, F.'s operetta "Dos radio meydl (The Radio Girl, lyrics by I. Lillian, music by Joseph Rumshinsky.")

On 15 November 1929 in the Prospect Theatre there was staged by Nathan Goldberg F.'s play, "Di eybike kale (The Eternal Bride)," music by P. Laskowsky. The play under the name "A khasene in moshav zekenim (A Wedding in an Old-Age Home)" in May 1936 was staged by Irving Grossman during his guest-appearance in Argentina.

On 22 November 1929 in the Liberty Theatre there was staged F.'s play, "A meydl on a nomen (A Girl Without a Name?)"

In September 1920 [1930?] there was staged by Julius Nathanson in the Lawndale Theatre in Chicago F.'s operetta "Freylekhe teg (Happy Days)."

In [23] September 1930 through Michal Michalesko there was staged in the Prospect Theatre F.'s operetta, "Der letster tants (The Last Dance)," which was later staged by him in the Yiddish theatres across the world, and in 1960 by Benzion Witler in the land of Israel.

On 23 September 1930 in the Rolland Theatre there was staged "Zise momentn (Sweet Moments), an operetta in three acts by William Siegel and L. Freiman, music by Sh. Secunda, staged by Michal Michalesko," who later staged the play across the theatres where he guest-starred.

In April 1931 in the Teatro Nuevo of Buenos Aires there was staged F.'s operetta "Parizer libe (Parisian Love)."

On 13 September 1931 in Philadelphia's Arch Street Theatre there was staged F's play, "Shtif-shvester (Stepsister)" with Dora Weissman, and on 21 September 1931 the play was staged in the Rolland Theatre with Jennie Goldstein.

For the 1931-1932 season, the Public Theatre opened in September 1931 with F.'s operetta, "Dray farlibte (Three Loves)" (with Lucy Levin and Michal Michalesko). The subject was later used for the film, "Dem khazns zundl (The Cantor's Son)" with Moishe Oysher.

On [25] December 1931 there was William Schwartz starring in the Metropolitan Theatre in Newark in F.'s operetta, "Der vilner khazn (The Vilna Cantor), music by Sholom Secunda."

In May 1932 the Adler family (Sarah, Stella, Luther, Frances), along with Joseph Schoengold, et al, staged in Chicago F's play, "Eygene sonim."  The play then was staged by them across the American province and, in New York, in the Hopkinson Theatre. A year later the play was staged by Chaim Tauber in London, England.

In October 1932 Menasha Skulnik staged, with Bella Mysell and Herman Yablokoff in the main roles, F.'s play, "Dos freylekhe shnayderl (The Jolly Tailor)." The play a year later was also played in the Land of Israel.

On 31 October 1932 in the Second Avenue Theatre there was staged by Sam Gerlter F.'s play, "Der treviling saylesman (The Traveling Salesman)," which was staged earlier with him in Chicago, under the name "Tsvey veltn (Two Worlds)."

During the 1932-33 season in October 1932 the Rolland Theatre opened with the staging of Michal Michalesko of F.'s operetta, "Dos lid fun yisroel (The Song of Israel)" (music by Joseph Rumshinsky).

In 1934 Julius Nathanson staged in the "Second Avenue Theatre" F.'s operetta, "Der komediantshtshik" (with the participation of Julius Nathanson, Michael Rosenberg, Bina Abramowitz, Luba Kadison, Leon Gold et al), which through him, during his guest-appearance in Argentina, staged it in 1937 under the name "Der komediant." The operetta also was staged in Europe through Pesachk'ke Burstein.

In 1934 [February 6] through Menasha Skulnik, there was staged in the Hopkinson Theatre F.'s musical comedy, "An eydem oyf kest" (music by Benjamin Blank), with Menasha Skulnik, Yetta Zwerling, Seymour Rechtzeit et al. The same play (slightly adapted), with music by Joseph Rumshinsky, played on the weekdays under the name, "Der shtroyener held (The Straw Hero)" in 1936 in the Yiddish Folks Theatre, and on 23 December 1936 there was staged there under the name, "Senor Hershl, a musical laugh-comedy."

During the 1935-36 season, in October 1935, the Yiddish Folks Theatre opened with F.'s musical comedy, "Fishl der gerotener" (music by Joseph Rumshinsky), staged by Menasha Skulnik, with him as "Fishl." The play was on the boards for a long time, and then, through him, went on the road to various cities and countries, and later, through other Yiddish comics under various names.

In 1935 there was staged at the Hopkinson Theatre by Julius Nathanson F.'s play, "Di ershte nakht (The First Night)" (music by P. Laskowsky). The play was also staged by Nathanson during his guest-appearance in Argentina.

In November 1935 there was staged in the Hopkinson Theatre F.'s play, "Der prayz fun zind (The Price of Sin)."

In February 1936 in Brooklyn there was staged F.'s play, "Der sud fun libe (The Secret of Love?)."

In 1936, during her guest-appearance in Argentina, there was staged here with Fraydele Oysher F.'s play, "Fraydele's Wedding."

On 7 April 1936 in the Lyric Theatre, there was staged "Dem rebins khasene (The Rabbi's Wedding)," by Freiman and Hoffenberg, with Max Lasky and Leon Schechter.

In January 1937 there was staged in the Parkway Theatre by Nathan Goldberg, F.'s play, "Shver tsu zayn a meydl (Hard to be a Girl)," which was later staged by Molly Picon under the name, "Sadie iz a leydi (Sadie is a Lady)."

On 12 February 1937 in the "Yiddish Folks Theatre," there was staged by Menasha Skulnik F.'s and Sh. Steinberg's operetta, "Dos galitsianer rebele (The Galician Rabbi)" (music by Joseph Rumshinsky), which later was also staged across the American province.

F. wrote for the radio his radio play, "Pinye fun pintshev (Pinie From Pinchev)," which was played with great success, then through him was dramatized as a play, which was staged with Itzhik Feld in the title role in New York's "Public Theatre," and then in June 1937, during his guest-appearance in Argentina.

In December 1937 in the Parkway Theatre there was staged F.'s play, "Di velt iz meshuge (The World Gone Mad)."

In July 1938 in Argentina, there was staged F.'s "Yosl der galitsianer."

F. also wrote as a radio play, "Dem klezmers tokhter (The Klezmer's Daughter)," which was staged across the radio, and later as a play was staged in the Parkway Theatre with Michal Mochalesko, Fania Rubina, Pinchas Lawanda, Sara Gingold, Esther Salzman and Abraham Lax.

In October 1938 in the National Theatre there was staged by Julius Nathanson F.'s play "David and Esther" (music by Ilya Trilling), with Ola Lilith, Julius Nathanson, Leo Fuchs, Sam kasten, Irving Grossman and Flora Freiman.

In October 1938 in the Public Theatre there was staged through Menachem Rubin F.'s play, "Der kluger nar (The Wise Fool."

In January 1939 in the National Theatre Julius Nathanson staged F.'s radio sensation, "Di shvartse mame" (with Gitel Stein in the title role, Julius Nathanson, Leo Fuchs, Flora Freiman et al). The play, which was earlier given on the radio in fortzetsungen, was later played across many Yiddish theatres.

In February 1939 in the Hopkinson Theatre there was staged with Jennie Goldstein F.'s play, "Darf a mame dertseyln (Should a Mother Tell?)," which was earlier played across the radio, and in 1940 was staged in Argentina through Jennie Goldstein during her guest-appearance there.

In February 1939 in the Hopkinson Theatre there was staged through Sam Auerbach F.'s play, "A mames oygn (A Mother's Eyes)."

In June 1940 there was staged by Itzik Feld, during his guest-appearance in Argentina, in the Teatro Soleil, F.'s play, "Gedalya marvikher."

F. wrote the radio play, "A kind tsu farkoyfn (A Child for Sale)," which was staged on the Yiddish radio in New York, then in other cities, and in October 1941, the play was staged in the Parkway Theatre under the name, "A kind tsu farkoyfn, a radio dramatization in three acts and ten scenes by Louis Freiman; stage director was Nathan Goldberg, lyrics by Jacob Jacobs, music by Yasha Kreitzberg" (with the participation of Nathan and Rose Goldberg, Bettie and Jacob Jacobs, Max Kletter, Anna Tabak, Bennie Zeidman, Sylvia Feder, Millie Block, Leon Seidenberg et al.) The play was staged with great success, then was staged across other cities in America. In July 1951 the play was staged with Benzion Witler and Shifra Lerer in the Teatro Mitre in Buenos Aires under the name, "A roman in eyn nakht (A Novel in One Night?)," in two acts and twelve scenes.

In January 1942 in the Douglas Park Theatre in Chicago, there was staged by Michal Michalesko (completely unknown to the author) F.'s play, "Borg mir dayn vayb (Lend Me Your Wife?)."

In November 1942 in the Tremont Theatre in the Bronx, there was staged with Pesach'ke Burstein, Dina Halpern, Judah Bleich and Wolfe Barzell) F.'s melodrama "Ver darf a mame? (Who Needs a Mother?)," which was played earlier across the radio as a radio play. The play also was staged under the name "Ir eyntsike libe" in October 1947 in Chicago in the Douglas Park Theatre, with Jennie Goldstein and Menachem Rubin in the main roles.


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  • B. Gorin -- "History of Yiddish Theatre," Vol. II, p. 281.

  • Aksel -- Shtarker fun libe, "Fraye arbeter shtime" N.Y., 3 Nov. 1922.

  • Ab. Cahan -- Madam valier in shtarke dramatishe momentn, "Forward," N.Y., 22 Nov. 1922.

  • Y. Entin -- Dos yidishe theatr haynt un morgn, "Di tsukunft," N.Y., Dec. 1922.

  • Ab. Cahan -- Etlikhe notitsn fun theater un muzik, "Foward," N.Y., 6 Mar. 1923.

  • Israel the Yankee -- "Tsirl mirl fun galitsye," "Yidishes tageblatt," N.Y., 8 Feb. 1934.

  • Jacob Kirschenbaum -- In tsvey brukliner yidishe teaters, "Morning Journal," N.Y., 21 Sept. 1924.

  • L. Kesner -- Bronzvil konkurirt mit skond evenyu un brodvey, dort, 3 Oct. 1924.

  • Pinie bel loshun -- Di erefenungs-piese fun zilbert theater, dort, 10 Oct. 1924.

  • Alef-Alef -- "Zise libe," "Morning Journal," N.Y., 12 Oct. 1924.

  • L.S. Biely -- "Tsipke," "Yidishes tageblatt," N.Y., 17 Oct. 1924.

  • N. Buchwald -- Sekond-evenyu operete, "Frayhayt," N.Y., 17 Oct. 1924.

  • Euzial Fleyshman -- A naye operete mit an altn khoylem in lenoks teater, "Tog," N.Y., 5 Dec. 1924.

  • Israel the Yankee -- Di operete "studentn liebe," "Yidishes tageblatt," N.Y., 6 Feb. 1925.

  • L. Crystal -- Di farbige operetn-velt, "Fraye arbeter shtime," N.Y., 10 Apr. 1925.

  • Ab. Cahan -- A bronzviler yidishe opereta oyf a nyu yorker bine, "Forward," N.Y., 15 May 1925.

  • Hillel Rogoff -- Muni weisenfreund un jennie valiere, dort, 7 Oct. 1925.

  • Hillel Rogoff -- Der "goldener soldat" in Liberty theater, dort, 9 Oct. 1925.

  • B.I. Goldstein -- "Artist end models" als yidishe opereta, "Tog," 20 Nov. 1925.

  • L. Kesner -- Di "models fun liebe," "Yidishes tageblatt," N.Y., 20 Nov. 1925.

  • Dr. A. Mukdoni -- "La brodvay," "Morning Journal," N.Y., 20 Nov. 1925.

  • Hillel Rogoff -- Sandler's naye opereta in neshonal teater, "Forward," N.Y., 27 Nov. 1925.

  • Israel the Yankee -- "Yankele tsigayner," "Yidishes tageblatt," N.Y., 29 Jan. 1926.

  • Alter Epstein -- Muzikalishe komedye in irving plays teater, "Tog," N.Y., 26 Feb. 1926.

  • Alef-Alef -- "Fremde kleyder," "Morning Journal," N.Y>, 5 Mar. 1926.

  • Israel the Yankee -- "In fremde kleyder," "Yidishes tageblatt," N.Y., 5 Mar. 1926.

  • A.M. Mandelbaum -- Fremde kleyder un fremde roln, "Frayhayt," N.Y., 19 Mar. 1926.

  • Ab. Cahan -- Theaqter notitsn, "Forward," N.Y., 28 Sept. 1926.

  • Dr. A. Mukdoni -- Geveyn un gelekhter in dray teaters, "Morning Journal," N.Y., 29 Sept. 1926.

  • L.S. Biely -- "Siomke vert a khosn," "Yidishes tageblatt," N.Y., 29 Sept. 1926.

  • A. Frumkin -- Di letste klangen fun peretz sandler's muzik, "Tog," N.Y., 13 Oct. 1926.

  • Hillel Rogoff -- "Serkele kozak" un bety frenk, "Forward," N.Y., 25 Mar. 1927.

  • Z.H. Rubinstein -- Ludwig satz in a sheiner operete, "Tog," N.Y., 30 Sept. 1927.

  • N. Buchwald -- Tsvey operetes, "Frayhayt," N.Y., 4 Oct. 1927.

  • Dr. Y Kritikus -- In der velt fun teater, "American," N.Y., 4 Oct. 1927.

  • Hillel Rogoff -- "Dem zayden's gelibte," "Forward," N.Y., 7 Oct. 1927.

  • Dr. A. Mukdoni -- Tsvey operetes, "Morning Journal," N.Y., 14 Oct. 1927

  • L. Fogelman -- Naye operete in hopkinson teater, "Forward," N.Y., 17 Feb. 1928.

  • Kritikus -- "Der goldener soldat," "Di tsayt," London, 27 Sept. 1928.

  • Sh. Pan -- "Der goldener soldat" fun l. freiman oyfgefirt fun yozef kesler, "Di post," London, 28 Sept. 1928.

  • Ab. Cahan -- Der nayer roland teater un zayn ershte operets, "Forward," N.Y., 28 Sept. 1928.

  • B.I. Goldstein -- Oyf der teater evenyu, "Fraye arbeter shtime," N.Y., 5 Oct. 1928.

  • Spectator -- "Zise libe" oyfgefirt fun misha epelboym in foly dramatik, "Parizer haynt," 22 Oct. 1928.

  • L. Fogelman -- "Zayn farshpilte velt" -- a naye piese in bronzviler roland teater, "Forward," N.Y., 16 Nov. 1928.

  • Ab. Cahan -- An operete mit'n namen "sinorita" in dem bronzviler roland teater, "Forward," N.Y., 4 Jan. 1929.

  • Kritikus -- "Zise libe" fun louis freiman oyfgefirt fun yozef kesler, "Di tsayt," London, 7 Apr. 1929.

  • N. Zucker -- "Studentn libe" fun freiman, muzik fun rumshinsky, teater ekselsior, "Argentiner tog," Buenos Aires, 27 Apr. 1929.

  • Sh.R. -- An efektreykhe operete in "ekselsior" "studentn libe" fun freiman, "Yidishe tsaytung," Buenos Aires, 28 Apr. 1929.

  • Sh.R. -- Di premiere in "ekselsior," "Tsushterte tgaim," dort, 12 May 1929.

  • Tsingetang -- A naye operetke in argentine, "Motke koval," operete fun freiman, muzik arazhirt fun m. hokhberg, Prese," Buenos Aires, 19 May 1929.

  • H.B. -- Motke koval (operete in 3 aktn fun freiman), "Argentiner tog," Buenos Aires, 19 May 1929.

  • F.W. -- "Shtarker fun libe" (fun l. freiman) gastroln fun dora weisman, "Der morgn," Lemberg, 5 Aug. 1929.

  • Sh.R. -- Teater un muzik, "Yidishe tsaytung," Buenos Aires, 18 Aug. 1929.

  • Spectator -- "Studentn libe" in foly dramatik, "Parizer haynt," 24 Sep. 1929.

  • Hillel Rogoff -- "Dos radio meydl," "Brooklyn yidishe shtime," Brooklyn, 25 Oct. 1929.

  • A. Frumkin -- Moly pikon als "dos radio meydl," "Brooklyn yidishe shtime," Brooklyn, N' 19, 1929.

  • B.I. Goldstein -- Oyf der teater evenyu, "Fraye arbeter shtime," N.Y., 1 Nov. 1929.

  • Wm. Edlin -- "Di eybige kale" in prospekt teater "tog," N.Y., 22 Nov. 1929.

  • D. Kaplan -- "Di eybige kale" in prospekt teater, "Forward," N.Y., 29 Nov. 1929.

  • L. Flamstein -- Di naye piese in liberty teater, "Tog," N.Y., 29 Nov. 1929.

  • Spectator -- "Shtarker fun libe" fun freiman, oyfgefirt fun yeta blak in londry, "Parizer haynt," Paris, 10 Dec. 1929.

  • L. Flamstein -- "Zise momentn" in dem roland teater, "Tog," N.Y., 26 Sept. 1930.

  • Y. Sigel -- "Frelikhe teg," mit julius natanson in lawndale theater, "Forward," Chicago, 30 Sept. 1930.

  • L. Fogelman -- "Der letster tants" in prospekt teater, "Forward," N.Y., 1 Oct. 1930.

  • Alef-Alef -- Gezang un shotn fun toyt, "Morning Journal," N.Y., 3 Oct. 1930.

  • B.I. Goldstein -- Oyf der teater evenyu, "Fraye arbeter shtime," N.Y., N' 58, 1930.

  • Dr. A. Mukdoni -- Der zingendiger teater, "Morning Journal," N.Y., 3 Oct. 1930.

  • D. Kaplan -- A raykhe operete in roland teater, "Forward," N.Y., 7 Oct. 1930.

  • B.I. Goldstein -- Oyf der teater evenyu, "Fraye arbeter shtime," N.Y., 21 Nov. 1930.

  • Kritikus -- "Di goldene kale" fun freiman yfgefirt fun fanny waxman, "Di tsayt," London, 29 Dec. 1930.

  • Sh. Pan -- "Di goldene kale" fun freiman, muzik fun y. rumshinsky, oyfgefirt in pavilion teater fun fanny waxman, "Di post," London, 30 Dec. 1930.

  • Z. Zylbercweig -- A bletl hfkrut fun unzere farlagn, "Chicago," Chicago, July 1931

  • Sh. R. -- "Parizer libe," operete oyfgefirt in teater "nuevo," "Yidishe tsaytung," Buenos Aires, 12 Apr 1931.

  • D. Kaplan -- Tsvey yidishe teaters in bruklin efenen zikh mit ernste melodrames, "Forward," N.Y., 16 Sept. 1931.

  • L. Flamstein -- "Di froy vos shveygt" in dem brukliner amphion teater, "Tog," N.Y., 17 Sept. 1931.

  • D. Kaplan -- "Shtifshvester" in roland teater," "Forward," N. Y., 24 Sept. 1931.

  • Sh. Pan -- Di erefenung fun londoner yidishn teater, "Post," London, 25 Sept. 1931.

  • Jacob Kirschenbaum -- A gut geshpilte melodrame, "Morning Journal," N.Y., 25 Sept. 1931.

  • L. Fogelman -- "Dray farlibte" -- naye operete in poblik teater, "Forward," N.Y., 2 Oct. 1931.

  • William Edlin -- Tsvey piesn in dem yidishn teater -- a familyen-bild un a memodrame, "Tog," N.Y., 2 Oct. 1931.

  • B.I. Goldstein -- In tsvey teaters, "Fraye arbeter shtime," N.Y., 9 Oct. 1931.

  • Sh. Zamd -- Di barimte adler familye shpielt "eybige shunayim" in lawndale teater, "Forward," Chicago, 13 May 1932.

  • Dr. L. Zhitnitsky -- "Der prints fun libe," "Prese," Buenos Aires, 10 July 1932.

  • Wm. Edlin -- Jennie goldstein in a nayer melodrame, "Tog," N.Y., 7 Oct. 1932.

  • S. Regensberg -- "Motkes khasene" -- di erefenungs piese in arch street theater, "Di yidishe velt," Philadelphia, 13 Oct. 1932.

  • L. Fogelman -- Naye piese in roland teater, "Forward," N.Y., 14 Oct. 1932.

  • G.B. Linder -- Dos lid fun yisroel, "tog," N.Y., 14 Oct. 1932.

  • Samuel Kreitzer -- "Song of Israel," "Daily News," N.Y., Oct. 17, 1932.

  • Max Karper -- Menashe Skulnik in Yiddish Comedy, "New York American," Nov. 9, 1932.

  • Walter Hartman -- Light Musical Piece Amuse Yiddish Playgoers, "Daily News," N. Y., Nov. 14, 1932.

  • L. Fogelman -- "Der letster tants" -- an operete in bronzviler roland teater, "Forward," N.Y., 27 Jan. 1933.

  • I.Z. -- "Tsigayner libe," "Di yidishe shtime," Kovno, 21 Jan. 1934.

  • Hillel Rogoff -- Rumshinsky's operete "fishl der gerotener" in folks teater, "Forward," N.Y., 11 Oct. 1935.

  • William Edlin -- "Fishl der gerotner," di muzikalishe komedye in yidishn folks-teater, "Tog," N.Y., 11 Oct. 1935.

  • M. Ring -- Menasha skulnik iber ales, "Morgn frayhayt," N.Y., 11 Oct. 1935.

  • Dr. A. Mukdoni -- Opereta un drama, "Morning Journal," N.Y., 11 Oct. 1935.

  • B. Brand -- Gefelshte barikhtn, "Morgn frayhayt," N.Y., 16 Oct. 1935.

  • B. Ts. Goldberg -- In gang fun tog, "Tog," N.Y., 17 Oct. 1935.

  • Moishe Nadir -- Teateratur, "Morgn frayhayt," N.Y., 23 Oct. 1935.

  • B. Brand -- Alte blofs un "naye vintn," dort, 23 Oct. 1935.

  • B.I. Goldstein -- Di shpil oyf der evenyu, "Fraye arbeter shtime," N.Y., 15 Nov. 1935.

  • D. Kaplan -- "Prayz fun zind," a naye piese in hopkinson teater, "Forward," N.Y., 29 Nov. 1935.

  • Ray Raskin -- Teater, "Nyuyorker vokhnblat," N.Y., N' 30, 1935.

  • Jacob Kirschenbaum -- In 3 brukliner yidishe teaters, "Morning Journal," N.Y., 13 Dec. 1935.

  • B. Fenster -- "Der sud fun libe" iz gor keyn sud nit, "Morgn frayhayt," N.Y., 28 Feb 1936.

  • Shmuel Rozshanski -- "Fraydeles khasene," "Di yidishe tsaytung," Buenos Aires, Apr. 1936.

  • T. Beilin -- "Fraydeles khasene," "Di prese," Buenos Aires, 11 Apr. 1936.

  • S. Regensberg -- Menasha skulnik un ola lilith in rumshinsky's "fishl der gerotener," "Di yidishe velt," Philadelphia, 6 May 1936.

  • Shmuel Rozshanski -- A bisl operete un a bisl melodrame, "Di yidishe tsaytung," Buenos Aires, 25 May 1936.

  • N.B. Linder -- "Der shtroyener held," a mitn-vokh piese in folks-teater, "Tog," N.Y., 28 Nov. 1936.

  • Moshe Shemash -- In di yidishe teaters, "Di yidishe bekers shtime," N.Y., N' 4, 1937.

  • Hillel Rogoff -- Rumshinsky's naye operete in folks teater, "Forward," N.Y., 1 Jan. 1937.

  • N. Buchwald -- An operete un a "revue," Morgn frayhayt, N.Y., 8 Jan. 1937.

  • N.B. Linder -- "Shver tsu zayn a meydl" -- a sekond evenyu "prodokshon" in parkvey teater, "Tog," N.Y., 17 Jan. 1937.

  • D. Kaplan -- "Shver tsu zayn a meydl," in parkvey teater, "Forward," N.Y., 29 Jan. 1937.

  • V.B. -- Der derfolg fun yitskhok felds debut in teater "ambu" "Morgtsaytung," Buenos Aires, 20 June 1937.

  • Dr. L. Zhitnitsky -- Teater khronik, "Prese," Buenos Aires, 21 June 1937.

  • H. -- "Der komediant," "Morgntsaytung,"Buenos Aires, 21 June 1937.

  • V.B. -- Di natanzons hobn derfolgraykh debutirt in "ekselsior," "Morgntsaytung," Buenos Aires, 21 June 1937.

  • Chaim Weiner -- Teater, "Der yidisher kmfer," N.Y., 19 Nov. 1937.

  • Charles Rusinov -- "Di velt iz meshuge," geshpilt in parkvey teater, "Forward," N.Y., 17 Dec. 1937.

  • Teater-mensh -- "Der komediant," "Nayer folksblat," Lodz, 4 Feb. 1938.

  • Teater-mensh -- "Abrashka katerninarzh," "Nayer folksblat," Lodz, 25 Mar. 1938.

  • T. Beilin -- Teater-notitsn, "Prese," Buenos Aires, 17 July 1938.

  • Shmuel Rozshanski -- Teater-retsenzies, "Di yidishe tsaytung," Buenos Aires, 21 Aug. 1938.

  • N. Buchwald -- Oyf sekond evenyu, "Morgn frayhayt," N.Y., 14 Oct. 1938.

  • Jacob Kirschenbaum -- "Der kluger nar" mit naye start in dem poblik teater, "Morning Journal," N.Y., 21 Oct. 1938.

  • B.I. Goldstein -- "Dovid un ester" in neshonal teater, "Tog," N.Y., 22 Oct. 1938.

  • Yoel Entin -- Teater un film, "Der yidisher kemfar," N.Y., 28 Oct. 1938.

  • A.A. -- "Dovid un ester" in neshonal teater, "Morning Journal," N.Y, 28 Oc. 1938.

  • Yoel Entin -- Mitn sezoniker shpatsir iber di yidishe teaters, "Der yidisher kemfer," N.Y., 27 Jan. 1939.

  • A Nyu Yorker -- "Di shvartse mame" gefelt dem elum, "Morgn frayhayt," N.Y., 3 Feb. 1939.

  • B. Levitin -- "A mames oygn," in hopkinson teater, "Forward," N.Y., 3 Mar. 1939.

  • Sh.R.-- Teater-retsenzies, "Da"ts", Buenos Aires, 20 June 1940.

  • Shmuel Rozshanski -- Teater-retsenzis, dort, 7 July 1940.

  • B. Levitin -- "A mames oygn," in hopkinson teater, "Forward," N.Y., 3 Mar. 1939.

  • Sh.R. -- Teater-retsenzies, dort, 7 July 1940.

  • Shmuel Rozshanski -- Teater-retsenzies, dort, 7 July 1940.

  • T. Beilin -- Teater khronik, "Prese," Buenos Aires," 7 July 1940.

  • B.L. -- "Yosl der klezmer," a naye melodrae mit muzik in parkvey teater, "Forward," N.Y., 27 Dec. 1940.

  • Kh. Gutman -- Yosl klezmer, "Morning Journal," N.Y., 27 Dec. 1940.

  • Sh. Zamd -- Shikago hot itst a "bizy" vokh mit tsvey yidishe teaters, "Forward," Chicago, 16 May 1941.

  • Yoel Entin -- A briv on an adres, "Der yidisher kemfer," N.Y., 16 May 1941.

  • Sh. Mbinzon -- "Yosl der klezmer" "Der yidisher zhurnal," Toronto, 11 June 1941.

  • Joseph Rumshinsky -- Epizodn fun mayn lebn, "Tog," N.Y., 2, 5 July 1941.

  • B. Levitin -- "A kind tsu farkoyfn," a melodrame in parkvey teater, "Forward," N.Y., 24 Oct. 1941.

  • Sh. Zamd -- "Khasn kale mazl tov," in doglas park teater, "Forward," Chicago, 14 Nov. 1941.

  • Yoel Entin -- Dos yidishe teater in mitn sezon, "Der yidisher kemfer," N.Y., 26 Dec. 1941.

  • Leon Crystal -- Der nayer sezon in yidishn teater, "Di tsukunft," N.Y., Dec. 1941.

  • Sh. Zamd -- "Borg mir zayn vayb," in doglas park teater, "Forward," Chicago, 9 Jan. 1942.

  • Philip Klein -- "A Child for Sale," "Philadelphia's Pictorial," May 12, 1942.

  • B. Levitin -- "Ver darf a mame?" -- a shtarke melodrame in tremont teater, "Forward," N.Y., 4 Dec. 1942.

  • "Mayn kale's mispakha," "Chicago Courier," 26 Feb. 1943.

  • A. M-n -- Pesach'ke burstein un lillian lux -- tsveyte vokh in operete.

  • Burton Rascoe -- Theater, "New World Telegram," Feb. 15, 1943.

  • Robert Garland -- Weekend Review of Yiddish Theaters, "N.Y. Journal American," Oct. 2, 1944.

  • I.L. Wohlman -- "Ver iz shuldig?", di naye piese in hopkinson teater, "Tog," N.Y., 20 Oct. 1944.

  • [--] -- B. Kovner zogt, az l. freiman un er hat geshribn di piese "erlikh iz shverlikh," "Forward," N.Y., 20 July 1945.

  • Jay Greyson -- Di piese "erlikh iz shverlikh" in hopkinson teater, "Forward," N.Y., 5 Oct. 1945.

  • Kh. Gutman -- Erlikh iz shverlikh in hopkinson teater, "Morning Journal," N.Y., 5 Oct. 1945.

  • Arthur Pollock -- 1000 Wives at Hopkinson, "Brooklyn Eagle," N.Y., April 22, 1946.

  • Shmuel Rozshanski -- Teater-retsenzies, "Da"ts," Buenos Aires, 5 Aug. 1946.

  • Louis Freiman -- Vos far a piesn zol men oyffiren?, "Forward," N.Y., 7 Feb. 1947.

  • L. Fogelman -- "A bisele mazl" in dem parkvey  teater, "Forward," N.Y., 17 Oct. 1947.

  • Sh. Zamd -- "Ir eyntsige libe" in doglas park theater, "Forward," Chicago, 31 Oct. 1947.

  • Sh. Zamd -- "A bisele mazl" in dem doglas park teater, "Forward," Chicago, 16 Jan. 1848.

  • Sh Zamd -- "Der ziser bokher" in doglas park teater, "Forward," Chicago, 13 Feb. 1948.

  • Richman Watts, Jr. -- A Salute to the Glory of Menashe Skulnik, "New York Post," Feb. 14, 1949.

  • Julius Adler -- Meshus fun der yidisher teater-velt, "Morgn frayhayt," N.Y., 13 Nov. 1949.

  • Louis Freiman -- A farshtelung khikh hamelekh, "Tog," N.Y., 22 June 1950.

  • Shmuel Rozshanski -- Teater-retsenzies, "Da"ts," Buenos Aires, 3 Aug. 1951.

  • L. Fogelman -- "Mayn mazel'diger tog" -- naye operete in sekond evenyu teater, "Forward," N.Y., 17 Oct. 1952.

  • [--] -- "Mayn mazel'diger tog" in sekond evenyu teater, "Tog," N.Y., 17 Oct. 1952.

  • Chaim Ehrenreich -- "Di tsveyte khasene," a naye piese in sekond evenyu teater, "Forward," N.Y., 16 Oct. 1953.

  • Dr. N. Swerdlin -- Baym farhang, "Daily Morning Journal," N.Y., 31 Oct. 1957.

  • L. Fogelman -- Naye forshtelung in neshonal teater oyf sekond evenyu, "Forward," N.Y., 1 Nov. 1957.

  • Ben Rosenberg -- "Nice People," Family Mishmash Open Yiddish Theatre Season, "New York Post," Oct. 20, 1958.

  • Barclay Hudson -- "Nice People is Bright," "New York World Telegram and Sun," Oct. 20, 1958.

  • Jay Fulton -- Stars Back on 2nd Ave., "New York World Telegram and Sun," Oct. 20, 1958.

  • Chaim Ehrenreich -- "Feyne mentshn," in neshonal teater, dort, 24 Oct. 1958.

  • Louis Freiman -- Chaim Ehrenreich -- a brief un an antfer, "Forward," N.Y., 8 May 1959.

  • Lewis Funke -- Theatre: "Kosher Widow," New York Times, Oct. 12, 1958.

  • Dr. N. Swerdlin -- "Di kosher'e almone" in yidishn anderson-teater, "Daily Morning Journal," N.Y., 5 Nov. 1959.

  • L. Fogelman -- "Di kosher'e almone" -- naye operete in anderson teaer, "Forward," N.Y., 6 Nov. 1959.

  • Dr. N. Swerdlin -- Baym farhang, "Daily Morning Journal," 26 Oct. 1961.

  • Chaim Ehrenreich -- "Bay mir biztu shehn" in anderson teater, "Forward," N.Y., 23 Oct. 1961.

  • Dr. N. Swerdlin -- Di oyffirung in anderson teater, "Daily Morning Journal," N.Y., 31 Oct. 1962.

  • Chaim Ehrenreich -- "A kouboy in yisroel," in anderson teater, "Forward," N.Y., 2 Nov. 1962.

  • R. Yukelson -- A feyne trupe -- ober..."Morgn frayhayt," N.Y., 2 Nov. 1962.

  • Barclay Hudson -- "New York World T






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Adapted from the original Yiddish text found within the  "Lexicon of the Yiddish Theatre" by Zalmen Zylbercweig, Volume 4, page 3269.

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