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A Skirball Academy Class

John Kenrick:

Broadway’s Great Jewish Songwriters

Part II

For more than a century, Jewish songwriters have provided many of the greatest songs heard on Broadway and in Hollywood musicals. Entertainment historian John Kenrick returns to pull back the curtain on the private lives and dazzling careers of eight Jewish composers whose words and music have delighted audiences from the 1920s to today, becoming staples of the American soundtrack.

 

  • Session 1: George & Ira Gershwin (Girl Crazy, An American in Paris)
  • Session 2: E. Y. “Yip” Harburg (The Wizard of Oz, Finian’s Rainbow)
  • Session 3: Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying)
  • Session 4: Leonard Bernstein (Candide, West Side Story)
  • Session 5: Jerry Herman (Hello Dolly, La Cage Aux Folles)
  • Session 6: John Kander & Fred Ebb (Cabaret, Chicago)

Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15

$180, $120 Temple Emanu-El members

Free for Friends of Streicker 

OFFERED IN-PERSON

 

Skirball Academy General Information

 

Jane Moyse Gilder Chair in American Jewish History

An entertainment historian, John Kenrick has worked in the theatre at every level, eventually serving as personal assistant to six Tony Award–winning producers, including the team behind the original production of Rent. He has taught at NYU, The New School and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, is creator of the website Musicals101.com and founding curator for the new Museum of Broadway.

Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15

$180, $120 Temple Emanu-El members

Free for Friends of Streicker 

For more than a century, Jewish songwriters have provided many of the greatest songs heard on Broadway and in Hollywood musicals. Entertainment historian John Kenrick returns to pull back the curtain on the private lives and dazzling careers of eight Jewish composers whose words and music have delighted audiences from the 1920s to today, becoming staples of the American soundtrack.

 

  • Session 1: George & Ira Gershwin (Girl Crazy, An American in Paris)
  • Session 2: E. Y. “Yip” Harburg (The Wizard of Oz, Finian’s Rainbow)
  • Session 3: Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying)
  • Session 4: Leonard Bernstein (Candide, West Side Story)
  • Session 5: Jerry Herman (Hello Dolly, La Cage Aux Folles)
  • Session 6: John Kander & Fred Ebb (Cabaret, Chicago)

OFFERED IN-PERSON

 

Skirball Academy General Information

 

Jane Moyse Gilder Chair in American Jewish History

An entertainment historian, John Kenrick has worked in the theatre at every level, eventually serving as personal assistant to six Tony Award–winning producers, including the team behind the original production of Rent. He has taught at NYU, The New School and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, is creator of the website Musicals101.com and founding curator for the new Museum of Broadway.

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