Photo Coverage: Noll, Denman & More in The Broadway Musicals of 1932 at Town Hall
On Monday, March 21, The Town Hall's critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year's®11th Season continued with The Broadway Musicals of 1932, a year that brought us famous shows by musical theater icons such as Kern and Hammerstein (Music in the Air), Irving Berlin, (Face the Music), Cole Porter (Gay Divorce) and Dietz and Schwarz (Flying Colors), among others. Produced by The Town Hall, The Broadway Musicals of 1932 was created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel. Siegel took the audience on a musical travelogue, exploring the history of the Great White Way and providing social anecdotes while showcasing the beloved hits and lesser-known gems from the golden age of Broadway. The show was directed by Scott Coulter and choreographed by Jeffry Denman, who both performed in the show as well. Ross Patterson was the musical director. BroadwayWorld was on hand as usual and brings you photo coverage below!
Some of the legendary songs on the bill were "April in Paris," "Night and Day," "Let's Have Another Cup of Coffee," It's Only a Paper Moon," "Brother Can You Spare a Dime," "Soft Lights and Sweet Music" and "I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues."
Featured in the cast were Christiane Noll (Tony Nominee for Ragtime), Jeffry Denman (Drama Desk nominee for Yank!), Meredith Patterson (White Christmas), William Michals (South Pacific), KendRick Jones (Scottsboro Boys), Jason Graae (Nightlife Award winner), Scott Coulter (Nightlife Award winner), Bill Daugherty (multi-award winning vocalist) and Carole J. Bufford (11 O'clock Numbers at 11'O Clock at Feinstein's).
Celebrating its 90th Anniversary Season, The Town Hall was built in 1921 by a group of suffragettes, and began as a lecture hall and public forum for debates where "American Town Meetings on The Air" was broadcast live for 25 years. Over the decades, the stage has been graced by Eleanor Roosevelt, Carl Sandberg, Margaret Sanger, Billie Holiday, Igor Stravinsky, Bob Dylan and MiLes Davis. Today the hall flourishes as a popular, affordable venue, boasting the hottest acts in rock, pop, folk, cabaret, world music, comedy and dance, including Billy Joel, Blondie, Elvis Costello, Natalie Merchant, Graham Nash, Liza Minnelli, Cyndi Lauper, Norah Jones, Andre Watts, Henry Rollins, Joe Jackson, Pink Martini, Regina Spector, Brian Adams, Aimee Mann, Robin Williams, Dawn Upshaw, Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Al Gore, Bruce Springsteen, Jay Leno, Dave Matthews, Vanessa Williams, and Ben Folds. For over two decades, The Town Hall has hosted live broadcasts of Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion. In its annual show, Rising Stars, The Town Hall gives recent graduates from the nation's leading performing arts schools a chance to showcase their talents and perform on the legendary stage. Over the past two-and-a-half decades, The Town Hall has produced the Feature Film Seminar Series and a number of new and critically acclaimed musical series, which include The Century of Change, Not Just Jazz, Broadway By The Year®, The Broadway Cabaret Festival and The Summer Broadway Festival.
For more information, visit www.the-townhall-nyc.org.
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Creator, Writer and Host- Scott Siegel