Broadway Almanac

BROADWAY ALMANAC

with George Harter

MTH’s Broadway Almanac is a virtual education series hosted by MTH Founder and Historian George Harter. The series highlights historical information on musical theater’s greatest composers in an entertaining and engaging format, designed to bring a greater appreciation to the uniquely American art form know as the musical comedy.

On Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel

approximately 8 minutes

After the enormous success of OKLAHOMA! ~ Rodgers & Hammerstein wanted to evolve beyond writing stories of Americana. And so they challenged themselves to adapt a Hungarian play by Ferenc Molnár. The result was CAROUSEL. Watch to learn more.

Bernstein’s Broadway

approximately 4 minutes

Leonard Bernstein was the Music Director for the New York Philharmonic and also one of the most prolific Broadway composers of his era. George talks about what made him so unique, while also offering insight into Bernstein’s four Broadway shows. 

On Sondheim’s Sunday

approximately 2 minutes

After the commercial failure of Merrily We Roll Along Sondheim was frustrated and perhaps even considering getting out of the theater business. MTH Founder and Historian George Harter offers some insight into his next musical, the Pulitzer Prize winning ‘Sunday in the Park with George”

 

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