- Theatrical Syndicate
The Theatrical Syndicate was established in
New York City, New Yorkin 1896 by producers and investors Charles Frohman, Al Hayman, Abe Erlanger, Mark Klaw, Samuel F. Nixon, and Fred Zimmerman. Often referred to as "The Trust," their organization established systemized booking networks throughout the United States and created a monopolythat controlled every aspect of contracts and bookings until the late 1910s when the Shubert familybroke their stranglehold on the industry.
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