In conjunction with the publication of Broadway to Main Street:  How Show Tunes Enchanted America (Oxford University Press), this talk will investigate the immense appeal of the Broadway song book as heard by millions of Americans through original cast albums, pop recordings, radio, and television.  The panel represents more than a half-century of experience recording the greatest Broadway scores.  An unique event, of interest to anyone who loves Broadway music and loves to listen to it.

With Laurence Maslon (Arts Professor, Grad Acting, host), Ted Chapin (Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization) , Thomas Z. Shepard (record producer, Company, Sweeney Todd) and Kurt Deutsch (record producer, The Last Five Years, The Book of Mormon).

Held weekly every Monday at 6:30pm during the academic terms, Skirball Talks hosts visionaries from the worlds of politics, the arts, sciences, academia, and more. This event is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.

Broadway to Main Street, How Show Tunes enchanted America by Laurence Maslon. Available September 2018 from Oxford University Press.


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PLEASE READ IN FULL REGARDING SEAT RESERVATIONS: RSVP does not guarantee a ticket. You can begin picking up tickets at the NYU Box Office (566 LaGuardia Pl) 2 hours prior to event. Even if you have picked up a ticket, please be aware that if you are not seated in the theater by 6:20pm, we will be opening up the theater to people in standby line. Tickets must be claimed by 6:10 pm. Unclaimed tickets will be released to those on the standby line.

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The Skirball Talks series is made possible in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. 

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