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Film & Discussion- Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

August 31, 2020, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Film 84 mins. Jewish composers & lyricists created the Broadway musical. Along with a handful of other talents like George M. Cohan and Cole Porter, they fashioned a new American art form which they dominated between 1920 and 1970. Consider just some of the great musicals Jewish artists have given us like Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, Show Boat, My Fair Lady, Guys & Dolls, Annie Get Your Gun, The King and I, Oklahoma, Porgy & Bess, Cabaret, and The Sound of Music to name a few.

There was a time when many schools had quotas for Jews and corporations refused to hire them. The only restriction that show business had was to make hits. Many Broadway songs became the popular tunes of the day and part of the Great American Songbook. Join us to watch this delightful and entertaining movie review of Broadway musicals with a stirring narrative by Joel Grey along with scenes from some great shows.