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.

WHO ARE ADLER & ROSS

approximately 4 minutes

They only wrote two musicals, “The Pajama Game” in 1954 and “Damn Yankees” in 1955. Both won Tony Awards for Best New Musical. The team was poised to rival the great Rodgers & Hammerstein. But they disappeared from Broadway. What happened? Find out in this episode.

HADESTOWN

approximately 4 minutes

George gives us a closer look at HADESTOWN, the surprise big winner at the 2019 Tony Awards. 

THE MUSIC MAN

approximately 4 minutes

“The Music Man” in 1957 was far more innovative in its day than it gets credit for. Find out why in this episode.

 

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