Slumming it with the 1898 Bowery Burlesquers — Ephemeral New York

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I’d like to make ‘slumming’ a craze again. Who’s going to help me?

If only we could go back in time and buy tickets for this musical theater number, which poked fun at the new pastime of slumming—upper class New York curiosity seekers checking out the Bowery and other down-and-out city neighborhoods. The Bowery Burlesquers performed way off-Broadway theater in the 1890s, and audiences couldn’t get enough of […]

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