Broadway by the Year
This critically acclaimed series was created for Town Hall by author/critic Scott Siegel, who
takes audiences of all ages on a musical tour of the Great White Way, offering an entertaining verbal account of Broadway’s history. Each evening celebrates the songs from Broadway shows of a selected year, sung by a cast of talented cabaret and Broadway performers. This program not only highlights favorite show-stopping numbers, it also features lesser-known gems. Years previously featured in the series include 1933, 1940, 1943, 1951, 1957 and 1964 and featured such stars as Carolee Carmello, Brian D'Arcy James, Chuck Cooper, Patrick Page, Tonya Pinkins, Emily Skinner and others.
A Tribute to Jerome Kern, Broadway by the Year 1937, Broadway by the Year 1972
and Broadway By the Year — The Musicals of 1916-1940 were presented Off-Broadway at
Creator/Writer/Host: Scott Siegel
Director/Choreographer: Mindy Cooper
Musical Direction/Arranger/Pianist: Ross Patterson
Reviews and Articles
"For his latest edition, the indefatigable Siegel once more rounded up a stellar company of established and rising theater and cabaret stars, supplemented by a well-drilled, nine-member chorus singing in perfect harmony under the musical direction of Ross Patterson at the piano . . . Mindy Cooper provided the spot-on direction and choreography."
". . . an all-star cast singing and dancing through the glorious history of the Great White Way."
" . . . an assortment of leading artists from the stages of Broadway and cabaret paid tribute to the composer that wrote over 1,000 songs and 100 complete scores, including Showboat, Sweet Adeline, Roberta, Music is in the Air, Leave It to Jane and more.
"Broadway by the Year has offered its stars the opportunity to sing the greatest songs in the history of American musical theater. We start this season with one of the finest casts in recent memory."
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