The Marx Brothers with Dick Cavett and Friends on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show

Veteran talk show host and raconteur Dick Cavett and Bill Marx, son of Harpo, visit The Halli Casser-Jayne Show to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Leonard, Arthur, Julius, and Milton becoming Chico, Harpo, Groucho, and Gummo, The Marx Brothers.
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WASHINGTON - April 29, 2014 - PRLog -- Once upon a time, a hundred years ago, there were four brothers named Leonard, Arthur, Julius, and Milton. The world would get to know them as Chico, Harpo, Groucho, and Zeppo (Zeppo replaced Gummo in 1918). In celebration of The Marx Brothers storied careers, Wednesday, April 30, 3 pm ET, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, in conjunction with the month-long New York City event, Marxfest, brings you an hour you won’t soon forget.

Joining the conversation is one of the iconic interviewers of all time, Dick Cavett. Dick Cavett was the host of The Dick Cavett Show, which aired on ABC from 1968 to 1975 and on PBS from 1977 to 1982. Since 2007 Mr. Cavett has written an online opinion column for the New York Times. The co-author of “Cavett” and “Eye on Cavett”, he has also appeared on Broadway, television, and in films. When asked who his favorite interview was, he named Groucho Marx. They had an enduring friendship.

Bill Marx is the son of Harpo Marx. He studied composition in New York at the Juilliard School of Music. He has written many concert works, including concertos for violin, alto saxophone, flute, piano and two harps. He has also composed for motion pictures, television, theater and ballet. Bill has produced, arranged for and performed as pianist as well with many top jazz and pop artists, including Doris Day, Stan Kenton, Allen Sherman, Groucho Marx, and two albums with his father.

In 2012, Kevin Fitzpatrick launched the Marxfest Committee. An independent historian who founded the Dorothy Parker Society, he has worked in newspapers, magazines, and television. He is the author of The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide.

Noah Diamond is a writer and performer, known for the Nero Fiddled political musicals, including Life After Bush. He serves as Marx Brothers Historian, which seeks landmark status for the Marxes’ childhood home. He has a long history of playing Groucho Marx, including in his own upcoming adaptation of I’ll Say She Is, the 1924 Broadway debut of the Marx Brothers.

Performer, writer, producer and director Trav SD is the author of No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous, which Bette Midler calls the “best showbiz book” and Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to YouTube. He is the director of the upcoming adaptation of I’ll Say Yes.

It’s The Marx Brothers with Dick Cavett and Friends on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, Wednesday, April 30, 3 pm ET at


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Halli began her radio career on "The Dick Summer Show" on WYNY in New York City and has also worked as a reporter and photographer; actress and documentary producer; radio personality; author, editor and publisher. Her radio show, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds, features stellar guests from the world of politics, books, art, culture, and celebrity. Recent guests of The Halli Casser-Jayne Show have included authors Wally Lamb, Brad Meltzer, Steve Berry; historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; feminists Naomi Wolf, Camille Paglia; actresses Diane Ladd and Linda Evans; comic legends Carl Reiner, Andy Dick, Dave Barry; political pundits Joan Walsh, Mark Halperin; Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Knesset, Danny Danon, Amb. (Ret.) Yorum Ettinger, Byrds’ guitarist Roger McGuinn, Pulitzer prizewinning political cartoonist Jim Morin, Broadway star Rob McClure, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, a production of RESSAC LLC, airs Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 4 p.m. EST on Halli For more information, visit Like the show's page on Facebook, and follow Halli on Twitter,

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