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. READ MORE

UPCOMING EVENTS!

TODAY IN MARX BROTHERS HISTORY

July 13, 2020

July 13th

On this day in 1913 the Three Marx Brothers – Julius, Milton and Arthur – opened at the Barrison Theatre in Waukegan, Illinois. This was their first encounter with Benny Kubelsky, the young violinist in the house orchestra who would soon be known as Jack Benny.
July 12, 2020

July 12th

On this day in 1909 the Four Nightingales opened at the Lakeside Park Casino in Akron, Ohio.
 

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.