This dynamic new Concert Series spotlights specific years in Broadway Musical History. Featuring live music and wonderful anecdotes, our cast of talented singers will recreate memorable musical moments from the various shows, both hits and flops from Broadway’s best songwriters.
Hear the backstage stories, discover lost musical gems and celebrate these wonderful years on Broadway!
CELEBRATING 1947 - The war had ended. Harry S. Truman was President and television was just starting to catch on. It was also a milestone year for new shows and writers, including Lane & Harburg’s Finian’s Rainbow, Lerner & Loewe’s Brigadoon, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Allegro, Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, plus varied fare such as Up In Central Park, High Button Shoes, Angel In the Wings, Barefoot Boy With Cheek, Bonanza Bound, Bloomer Girl and many more.
CELEBRATING 1959 - The Baby Boom was in full bloom. Ike was in the White House and the top television show was Gunsmoke. On Broadway the shows were colorful and varied, including Bock & Harnick’s Pulitzer Prize Winning Fiorello, Harold Rome’s Destry Rides Again, plus diverse shows such as First Impressions, Gypsy, Juno, Redhead, Saratoga, The Nervous Set, Take Me Along, and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s final collaboration The Sound of Music
CELEBRATING 1964 - The Swingin’ 60s were in full swing. The Beatles had started the British Invasion on the Ed Sullivan Show and Broadway had an array of fresh new hits! Featured shows include Jerry Herman’s Hello Dolly!, Jule Styne’s Funny Girl, Stephen Sondheim’s Anyone Can Whistle, Strouse & Adam’s Golden Boy, plus lesser known gems like Bajour, Ben Franklin in Paris, Fade Out Fade In, Foxy, High Spirits, I Had A Ball, and What Makes Sammy Run?
CELEBRATING 1975 - It’s the height of the Disco Era. The start of the Times Square Renaissance and the prime of artists like Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett, Marvin Hamlisch and Stephen Schwartz. On the Broadway Boards we find such varied shows as the groundbreaking Best Musical A Chorus Line, Kander & Ebb’s rollicking Chicago, the dramatic Civil War musical Shenandoah, the magically original The Wiz, the outrageous Rocky Horror Show, plus lesser known shows like Boccaccio, Doctor Jazz, Goodtime Charley, and The Night That Made America Famous.