Series (From 1-8 sessions)


Broadway Begins:
The Great Visionaries who created Broadway-1890-1920

Entertaining insights into the first entrepreneurs, performers, composers and lyricists who launched the Great White Way.  Including:   Flo Ziegfeld and his Ziegfeld Follies, Fannie Brice, Will Rodgers, Eddie Cantor, Bert Williams (first Afro-American to make it),  George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, Oscar Hammerstein, Jerome Kern

Broadway Jazz: Flappers, Money and Booze, 1920-1933

Broadway explodes during Prohibition and Prosperity. 

Meet the greats of this Decadent Age:
Al Jolson, Fred and Adele Astaire, George and Ira Gershwin, Eubie Blake, The Marx Brothers, lyricist Dorothy Fields (the only woman to break through).

Rodgers and Hart: Songs of the Heart   (1-4 sessions)

Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart buoyed the American spirit during difficult times.  See and hear their classy, witty and nostalgic songs that remain fresh to this day.

Rodgers and Hammerstein-The Dynamic Duo (1 to 4 sessions)

Journey into the careers of Broadways most enduring team.  See how their creativity brought stories from script to stage leaving us a vibrant legacy of supermusicals, indelible stories and show stopping songs and dances.

Oklahoma, South Pacific, King and I, Sound of Music. 

Lerner and Loewe—A “Lover-ly Legacy”-(1-4 sessions)

With “a Little Bit of Luck”, we learn about Alan J. Lerner and Frederick Loewe, how they met and how they blended their creative juices to produce award winning supermusicals including My Fair Lady, Gigi, Camelot and Brigadoon.

Ellen Katz Broadway Lectures
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