Photo Coverage: Emily Skinner, Tonya Pinkins & More Sing the Musicals of the 1930's at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS
Broadway by the Year, now in its 16th season at The Town Hall, once again re-invents itself to bring a fresh and exciting new perspective to The Great White Way's classic show tunes. This season, series creator / writer / director / host Scott Siegel will use each of the four BBTY concerts to explore the ever-popular music that was born on Broadway over four formative decades.The first concert, last night on February 22, explored the wildly inventive years of the 1930s as the world - and Broadway - coped with the Great Depression. This was also the decade when America's greatest composers were writing for the theater: Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter, The Gershwins, Irving Berlin, and others. Their music came alive again thanks to a small, incredibly starry cast that included Tony Award Winner TONYA PINKINS, Tony Nominee EMILY SKINNER, International Recording/Concert Star NELLIE MCKAY and more.
For more than 90 years, The Town Hall has played a pivotal role in the cultural and political history of New York City. The Hall was founded in 1921 by a vibrant group of suffragists whose ultimately successful fight for the ratification of the 19th Amendment led them to coordinate the purchase and building of a meeting space with the intent of engaging and educating the public on important social issues of the day. Town Hall was designed to reflect the democratic principles of the nation; box seating was eliminated and the layout of the orchestra and balcony insured every seat had an unobstructed view of the stage. Indeed, the maxim "not a bad seat in the house" was coined in direct reference to Town Hall's still-unchanged-to-this-day layout.
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Scott Siegel (Creator, Writer and Director)
Michela Marino Lerman
Brian Charles Rooney and Michela Marino Lerman
Ross Patterson (Music Director)
Sean Harkness and Michael Winther
Luke Hawkins and Michela Marino Lerman