Four of the Three Musketeers

The Marx Brothers on Stage

“As far as I’m concerned, the Marx Brothers practically invented comedy. And I love this great new book about them by Robert Bader!”
- JERRY SEINFELD

“A new benchmark in Marx scholarship"
- LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Fascinating”
- THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Before film made them international comedy legends, the Marx Brothers developed their comic skills on stage for twenty-five years. In Four of the Three Musketeers: The Marx Brothers on Stage, Robert S. Bader offers the first comprehensive history of the foursome’s hardscrabble early years honing their act in front of live audiences.

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UPCOMING EVENTS!

TODAY IN MARX BROTHERS HISTORY

September 22, 2017

September 22nd

The Hollywood Bond Cavalcade with Harpo Marx and a company of stars including Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, James Cagney and Lucille Ball, concluded a two-week tour at Municipal Auditorium in San Antonio, Texas on this day in 1943.
September 21, 2017

September 21st

Ned Wayburn’s Nightingales – Julius Marx, Milton Marx and Mabel O’Donnell – concluded a week at Pastor’s Theatre in New York City on this day in 1907.
 

Hear Vaudeville Songs and Stories!

Vintage recordings of songs the Marx Brothers performed in vaudeville by the original artists, and some recollections of the period by Groucho.