ONLINE! Reading With Purpose Book Group: Singular Sensation: The Triumph of Broadway

Code: SL32207

Dates: June 2, 2021

Meets: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Sessions: 1

Course Fee: $35.00

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The 1990s was a decade of profound change on Broadway. First, the British invasion of Broadway was in full swing, as musical spectacles like Les Miserables dominated the box office. But Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard soon ushered in a new wave of American musicals, beginning with the ascendance of Rent. American musical comedy made its grand return, culminating in The Producers, while plays staged a powerful comeback with Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. A different breed of producers rose up to challenge the grip theater owners had long held on Broadway, and corporations began to see how much money could be made from live theater. --adapted from Simon and Schuster online
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Michael Riedel

Michael Riedel has been the theater columnist for the New York Post since 1998. New York magazine has called his column a “must-read” for the theater world. Michael began his radio career as regular on the Imus in the Morning show in 2011. In 2017 WOR, New York’s oldest and highest-rated station, asked him to cohost its morning show with well-known sportscaster Len Berman. The Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning show is the highest-rated morning radio program in the New York City area. Michael’s book Razzle Dazzle: The Battle for Broadway won the Marfield Prize for arts writing in 2015 and is widely considered to be the successor to William Goldman’s celebrated 1967 book about Broadway, The Season. A graduate of Columbia University, Michael lives in the West Village. --Simon and Schuster

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