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A baby chorusline in the 1951 Broadway revue Two on the Aisle. (Courtesy of Tripp Phillips and the Tripp Phillips Collection)

Encores! Unscripted: Sexism. Racism. Show Tunes. Discuss.

Monday, December 14, 2015

7:00 PM

The "Golden Age of Broadway” conjures visions of romantic innocence, but the original scripts of many classic American musicals, from Babes in Arms to Annie Get Your Gun, are full of troubling sexist and racist attitudes. 

How can we make sense of an art form that has produced so many beautiful songs and perpetuated so many ugly stereotypes?

We explore that question with the help of Tony Award winners Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof), Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Jelly’s Last Jam), Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home). Hosted by Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel. Part of our Encores! Unscripted series.

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This series is generously sponsored by Margee and John Falk