Back It’s a New World, Golde: Classic American Musicals in the 21st Century

LOA Live with Laurence Maslon, Tazewell Thompson, and Ted Chapin

AUGUST 26, 2020 — New productions are reassessing and updating great Golden Age Broadway musicals like Oklahoma!, South Pacific, and My Fair Lady to reflect contemporary aspirations for American society. Are these new interpretations departing from or reviving their original spirit and meaning? Join Laurence Maslon, NYU arts professor and editor of Library of America’s American Musicals; Tazewell Thompson, librettist (Blue) and director (Porgy and Bess); and Ted Chapin, president of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, for behind-the-scenes stories and conversation about the present and future of a great American art form.

Presented in partnership with the Hampton Library, Great Performances’ Broadway’s Best, NYU Skirball Center, the Kurt Weill Foundation, the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, The WNET Group’s ALL ARTS Channel, and BroadwayWorld.

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