Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1947
"The Broadway Musicals of 1947," kicked-off the eighth season of The Town Hall's critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year series on March 3 at Town Hall. The star-studded cast included Howard McGillin, Broadway's longest-running Phantom, plus two-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch, Eddie Korbich (The Little Mermaid, The Drowsy Chaperone), Noah Racey (Curtains), Donna Lynne Champlin (Sweeney Todd), Meredith Patterson (42nd Street), Kerry O'Malley (Into the Woods), Kendrick Jones (Encores! Stairway to Paradise), Alexander Gemignani (Sunday in the Park with George, Les Miserables), Christiane Noll (Jekyll & Hyde), and Jeffry Denman (The Producers).
Audiences took a musical journey "back in time" on Monday, March 3 at 8PM, for a full evening of song and dance from Brigadoon, Finian's Rainbow, High Button Shoes, Street Scene, Allegro and more from The Great White Way of 1947. Some of musical theater's most famous songs first came to light in 1947, such as Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The Gentleman is a Dope" (Allegro), Lerner and Loewe's "Almost Like Being in Love" (Brigadoon), Jule Styne's "Poppa Won't You Dance With Me" (High Button Shoes), Burton Lane and E. Y. Harburg's "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?" (Finian's Rainbow), Kurt Weill's "Lonely House" (Street Scene) and so many more!
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Photos by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Creator, Writer and Host Scott Siegel
Kristin Beth Williams and Meredith Patterson
Alexander Gemignani and cast
Ross Patterson (Musical Director)
Jaime Laverdiere and Christiane Noll
Jonathan Pate (MSG) and Martha Plimpton