Once upon a time, a hundred years ago, there were four brothers named Leonard, Arthur, Julius, and Milton. The world would get to know them as Chico, Harpo, Groucho, and Zeppo (Zeppo replaced Gummo in 1918). In celebration of The Marx Brothers storied careers, Wednesday, April 30, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, in conjunction with the month-long New York City event, Marxfest, brings you an hour you won’t soon forget.
Joining the conversation is one of the iconic interviewers of all time, Dick Cavett. Dick Cavett was the host of The Dick Cavett Show, which aired on ABC from 1968 to 1975 and on PBS from 1977 to 1982. When asked who his favorite interview was, he named Groucho Marx. They had an enduring friendship.
Bill Marx is the son of Harpo Marx. He studied composition in New York at the Juilliard School of Music. He has written many concert works. He has also composed for motion pictures, television, theater and ballet. Bill has produced, arranged for and performed as pianist as well with many top jazz and pop artists, including Doris Day.
In 2012, Kevin Fitzpatrick launched the Marxfest Committee. An independent historian who founded the Dorothy Parker Society and is the author of The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide.
Noah Diamond is a writer and performer. He serves as Marx Brothers Historian, which seeks landmark status for the Marxes’ childhood home. He has a long history of playing Groucho Marx, including in his own upcoming adaptation of I’ll Say She Is, the 1924 Broadway debut of the Marx Brothers.
Performer, writer, producer and director Trav SD is the author of No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, which Bette Midler calls the “best showbiz book” and Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to YouTube.