Artist photos for a new old-time radio play about the sweet, syrupy egg cream racket of 1920s New York City, presented by Tablet.

King of the Egg Cream tells the rollicking New York tale of Harry Dolowich, a man who rose from nothing to create and control the syrup rackets in Prohibition-era New York. Based on a true story, it imagines the story of a man who reached for the American dream and grabbed a bit more than he could handle. Created By Justin Bartha, Emil Stern, and Sigmund Stern, and featuring the voices of Richard Kind (‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’), Bobby Cannavale (‘Boardwalk Empire’), Ellen Barkin (‘Oceans’ Thirteen’), Alex Karpovsky (‘Girls’), Ari Graynor (‘For a Good Time, Call…’), Tony-winner Joanna Gleason, Melanie Lynskey (‘Two and a Half Men’), Jason Ritter (NBC’s ‘Parenthood’), Michael Stuhlbarg (‘A Serious Man’), Lewis Black (‘The Daily Show’), and more.

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