YIDDISH ART THEATER · See GEORGE ABBOTT THEATER. See ]OLSON’S 59TH STREET THEATER.
YOUMANS, VINCENT (1898-1946) · Vincent Youmans was the quintessential twenties composer. His shows dominated the decade. Th e closest competitor was George Gershwin, who was born one day before Youmans. Jerome Kern also provided scores to many ﬁ ne shows in the twenties, including the greatest of his career, Show Boat. But Youmans imbued his music with a drive and rhythm that seems to deﬁ ne the decade, its spirit, its speed, and its humor. Zelda Fitzgerald even gave a nod to Youmans in her novel Save Me the Waltz.