Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy with Barbara Brilliant

Event Type: Film
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens
Date: 5/23/2021
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
 In Celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month - Meet Barbara Brilliant, Creator and Executive Producer of the Peabody Award-winning documentary, "Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy" in conversation with Librarian Barbara Wenglin. Ms. Brilliant will share film clips and behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the making of this extraordinary film which explores the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American Musical. Barbara will discuss some of the performances and shows represented, from the Yiddish theater to Porgy and Bess, Oklahoma, Carousel, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, Cabaret, Chicago, A Chorus Line, Annie, Hello Dolly, Fiddler on the Roof, Pippin, Hairspray, The Producers, The King and I, Wicked -- and more! Join us for this uplifting film preview after a devastating year, as we all emerge with hopes for the return of Broadway. The documentary will be re-streamed by PBS during the summer, with some DVDs available to borrow through the Library catalog. Please register here.

Location: Zoom Virtual Room 1 (webinars and meetings)
Other Information:
 This is a virtual event using the Zoom Platform. Click the link below to register through Zoom.
Contact: Barbara Wenglin
Contact Number: 422-1400
Presenter: Barbara Brilliant and Barbara Wenglin
Link: Zoom Registration Link