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Broadway's Off-Stage Theatre Families

From the Barrymores to the Hammersteins, Broadway has traditionally been a family business. But even off stage, in trades tangentially related to the theatre, you'll find clans to rival the famous theatre dynasties. Robert Simonson introduces today's New York Times readers to a few of them, including the restaurateurs, hatters, ticket takers, and bartenders who keep Broadway and Times Square fed and furnished.

“You hear sometimes that corporations don’t want husbands and wives working together,” says Tim Young, a bartender who brought his son into the business. “There’s no fight against nepotism in the theater.”

Read the full story here.

-- Daniel Lehman

Photo: Mark Rubin (left) and his father, Arnold Rubin, of Arnold Hatters. Photo by Fred R. Conrad, courtesy of the New York Times.

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