By Alidor Aucoin on June 25, 2012
New York’s Second Avenue looms large in the mythic landscape of Broadway Theatre. A century ago the East Village neighbourhood was the ghetto for Jews from Central Europe where Yiddish Theatre In America was born and flourished. It became “americanized,” and went on to influence not only the Vaudeville stage but Broadway itself, On 2nd Ave, playing at the Segal Centre until July 1, is a revival of the show that was staged at the Segal in 1998. . It pays homage to Abraham Goldfaden who is said to have started the first professional Yiddish theatre company in Romania.