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

April 16, 2021

April 16th

On this day in 1928 the Four Marx Brothers began their final engagement in the vaudeville revue Spanish Knights at the Tivoli Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
April 15, 2021

April 15th

On this day in 1907, Julius Marx began a one-week engagement at the Valentine Theatre in Toledo, Ohio as part of Ned Wayburn’s Side Show. Also on the bill that week in Toledo: The Three Keatons featuring eleven-year-old Buster Keaton.
 

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.