Celebrating Broadway’s Landmark Musicals – A Musical Memories Concert
March 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TICKETS: $42 OR SUBSCRIBE FOR AS LOW AS $169!
FROM SHOWBOAT TO HAMILTON!
In 1947, it was illegal for Black and White performers to dance together on a Broadway stage. But FINIAN’S RAINBOW openly flouted that law and hastened its repeal. Forty years ago, color-blind casting was unheard of. But in its 1994 production of CAROUSEL, Britain’s National Theatre cast actress Audra MacDonald in the role of Carrie Pipperidge opposite an appropriately named Mr. Snow and (today) color-blind casting is the rule. Case in point: before HAMILTON, who could have imagined that Broadway’s best known George Washington would be played by a young black performer? And in 1982, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES featured a Gay Marriage a full quarter of a century before Gay Marriages actually became legal. This program will highlight Broadway musicals that have not only anticipated – but, in some instances, actually precipitated – change. Landmark musicals like SHOWBOAT, FINIAN’S RAINBOW, SOUTH PACIFIC, THE BOOK OF MORMON and HAMILTON.