Celebrating Bernstein on Broadway With a Special Bernstein Event

September 16, 2014 2:52 PM

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Celebrating Bernstein on Broadway With a Special Bernstein Event

As rehearsals continued for the upcoming Broadway revival of On the Town, New York City audiences had a more immediate opportunity to celebrate Leonard Bernstein's first musical about sailors on leave in the Big Apple. Monday night at the Upper East Side Barnes and Noble, Harvard professor Carol J. Oja spoke about her new book, Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War, which covers On the Town's role in creating a more racially integrated musical theater landscape.

The evening was a special opportunity to explore the show through discussion and performance. Oja and her musical collaborator Judith Clurman put together a selection of songs from the show, featuring the singers Diana Rose Becker, Arlo Hill, Daniel Schwait, and Jorell Williams, pianist Kurt Crowley...

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