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American History through Broadway Musicals on Zoom

2023-07-19 18:30:00 2023-07-19 19:30:00 America/New_York American History through Broadway Musicals on Zoom In his recent book, “Carefully Taught: American History Through Broadway Musicals,” Cary Ginell profiles many American musicals that were inspired by actual historical events. MHL Virtual Programs -

Wednesday, July 19
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-07-19 18:30:00 2023-07-19 19:30:00 America/New_York American History through Broadway Musicals on Zoom In his recent book, “Carefully Taught: American History Through Broadway Musicals,” Cary Ginell profiles many American musicals that were inspired by actual historical events. MHL Virtual Programs -

In his recent book, “Carefully Taught: American History Through Broadway Musicals,” Cary Ginell profiles many American musicals that were inspired by actual historical events.

The theatrical productions discussed address historical events from the Civil War and Vietnam to smaller but no less dramatic stories ranging from studies of American racism like "The Scottsboro Boys” and “Parade,” to whimsical satires like “Bye, Bye Birdie” and “Finian’s Rainbow.” In this lecture, Cary will discuss and show elements of many of these musicals with video, and how real stories are often more dramatic than ones that are dreamed up by playwrights. 

This program is a partnership with Joshua Hyde Library.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Library Program--Adults |

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