The Town Hall continues its ninth season of the Broadway By The Year series with the Broadway Musicals of 1931 on 30 Mar 2009. The series is created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall.
Broadway Musicals of 1931 will be directed by Tony Award nominee Brad Oscar (The Producers) and choreographed by Jeffry Denman (White Christmas). The two will also star in the show alongside Tony Yazbeck (Gypsy), David Pittu (Is He Dead, LoveMusik, Whatï¿½s That Smell), Chip Zien (Into the Woods), Kendrick Jones (Stairway to Heaven), Melinda Sullivan (High School Musical), special guest star and Tony Award nominee Karen Akers (Nine/Grand Hotel) and more to be announced. There will also be at least one surprise special guest star!
This edition of the series will include such famous shows as 'The Gangï¿½s All Here,' 'The Band Wagon,' 'The Cat and the Fiddle,' 'Of Thee I Sing' and more
About Broadway Musicals of 1931, Scott Siegel says, ï¿½There is particular resonance between 1931 and today because, just like Broadway audiences seventy-eight years ago, we find ourselves in the grip of a Great Depression. The music, written by the likes of the Gershwins, Harold Arlen, and Rodgers & Hart, was a brilliant reflection of their time and a reminder to us today of how buoyant and resilient we have always been as a people. Our character, as a nation, was on display in that momentous year, and thatï¿½s why youï¿½ll find great humor, and even greater humanity, in the Broadway Musicals of 1931.ï¿½
for Broadway Musicals of 1924
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