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date: 06 August 2020

Abie’s Irish Rose, 

The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature

James D. Hart

comedy by Anne Nichols, produced in 1922. Its sentimental plot is concerned with the love of a Jewish youth and an Irish girl in New York’s Lower East Side. The play is credited with being one of the most popular ever produced in the U.S., having had a New York run of 2327 performances. The success of the Broadway play gave rise to film versions and to a radio soap opera, which ran for two years, based on the original characters.... ...

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