F983 Fall 2018 Ed Sullivan's Best of Broadway Musicals
Thursday, 11:50–1:15, Oct. 18
Instructor: Michelle Blandburg
The family ritual of gathering around the television set to watch the Ed Sullivan Show on Sunday evenings was almost an American cultural universal from 1948 to 1971. The musical vaudeville-type variety show included a wide spectrum of popular entertainment. In this class we will celebrate unforgettable Broadway musical performances by such classic stars as Richard Kiley (from The Man of La Mancha), Pearl Bailey (from Hello Dolly), Carol Channing (from Gentleman Prefer Blondes), Gwen Verdon (from Sweet Charity), and many others. We will also enjoy behind-the-scenes interviews with songwriters Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Lowe. The rare DVD to be shown, narrated by legendary Broadway star John Raitt, is a time capsule of TV’s golden age.
See F106 for instructor information.