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Sunday, March 20 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Jews on Broadway

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Jews have been critically influential in the development of the Great White Way and modern musical theater. Coming from Yiddish theater and vaudeville, Jews have succeeded on Broadway in disproportionate numbers, including theater producers like the Shuberts and Joseph Papp and musical innovators such as Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hart, George and Ira Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Frank Loesser, Harnick and Bock, Kander and Ebb, Marvin Hamlisch, Stephen Schwartz, and Stephen Sondheim. Join theater critic Alan Smason as he surveys the amazing success of Jews in helping shape Broadway, playing famous recordings gleaned from the past several decades.

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Alan Smason

Alan Smason is the editor of the Crescent City Jewish News, http://ccjn.net, an online news portal launched five years ago for the benefit of the Greater New Orleans Jewish community. The former manager of the fabled Smith’s Record Center, he is the theater critic for WYES-TV, appearing... Read More →

Sunday March 20, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
Lavin-Bernick Center -- Room 201 Tulane University, 201 Boggs, New Orleans, LA 70118